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Chemistry, 2nd Edition provides a foundation for success by giving students a thorough grasp of the problem-solving skills needed to study chemistry. Veteran science teacher and professor Frank Cardulla's 36 episodes are valuable tools for struggling students, students looking to perform better, home-schooled students, or anyone interested in finally understanding this important science.

Chemistry, 2nd Edition is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (34 episodes). The series first aired on July 20, 2009.

Where do I stream Chemistry, 2nd Edition online? Chemistry, 2nd Edition is available for streaming on The Great Courses Signature Collection, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chemistry, 2nd Edition on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Kanopy online.

The Great Courses Signature Collection
1 Season, 34 Episodes
July 20, 2009
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Frank Cardulla
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Chemistry, 2nd Edition Full Episode Guide

  • In this final episode, tackle problems that require you to pull together all the knowledge you've acquired. Through these challenging problems, build confidence in your ability to unravel new problems and pursue more advanced levels of chemistry.

  • Your study of solubility equilibria continues with some advanced practice problems. Here, encounter the last major type of equilibrium problem. To solve these problems, revisit Le Chatelier's Principle and learn about some of the pitfalls to avoid when dealing with these kinds of equilibrium systems.

  • After learning about equilibrium systems, move on to a particular type of system: "solubility equlibria," or the equilibria found in saturated solutions of slightly soluble ionic solids. Explore this concept as you practice solving a variety of related problems.

  • Acid-base indicators, which change color when a solution switches from acid to base and back again, provide a striking demonstration of the transformation that occurs during titration. Learn how to use these indicators to determine the equivalence point of a titration, and examine what happens when you graph these reactions.

  • Here, you'll explore "neutralization": the idea that if you add a base to an acid, it will tend to destroy the properties of the acid, and vice versa. You'll also examine this reaction through demonstration of a laboratory procedure called titration.

  • Look at weak acids and bases, compounds that are only slightly ionized in water-based solutions. Learn how to solve the "classic" weak acid problem and apply the same approach to weak base problems.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of acids, bases, and pH by working several sample problems. These exercises help clarify the difference between strong and weak acids and bases and between the idea of a "strong" concentration versus a "strong" acid or base.

  • Return to the topic of pH and learn about how pH relates to two kinds of compounds: acids and bases. Through an introductory problem, explore the relationship of various ions within these compounds.

  • After examining how different substances may behave when dissolved in water, learn about the self-ionization of water and use this knowledge to solve problems. The episode ends with a brief introduction to the pH of solutions.

  • Having established a basic understanding of Le Chatelier's Principle, explore how this principle plays out in a variety of situations in which an equilibrium system is changed.

  • Before you can solve equilibrium problems, you need to understand what happens to an equilibrium system when conditions are changed. Learn about a fundamental idea, Le Chatelier's Principle, which lays the groundwork for a broader understanding of equilibrium.

  • Your examination of the equilibrium constant continues in this episode. Learn exactly what the numerical value for an equilibrium constant tells and doesn't tell you about an equilibrium system.

  • By tracking and graphing a hypothetical reaction as it approaches a state of equilibrium, gain a deeper understanding of the essential characteristics of equilibrium systems. Then, you're introduced to the single most important expression used to solve equilibrium problems: the equilibrium constant.

  • Continue your study of chemical reactions by examining an important new concept: the equilibrium system. Start by looking carefully at the difference between reactions that "go to completion" and those that are "reversible."

  • Take the concepts you learned about molarity in the last two episodes and apply them to a number of unfamiliar problems. These problems offer an opportunity to test your comprehension of the concepts you've been exploring.

  • One important idea to master in any introductory chemistry course is the concept of concentration of a solution. Here, you explore this concept; the components that make up a solution; and learn about a basic unit of measurement for concentration, molarity.

  • As you move on to more advanced stoichiometry problems, see that they can be solved using a very simple approach. You'll encounter three terms often applied to chemical reactions: theoretical yields, actual yields, and percent yields.

  • In this episode, extend your study of stoichiometry to consider more complex problems involving volume, molecules, and energy.

  • What are the quantitative relationships between the substances in a chemical reaction? The study of stoichiometry shows you how to apply your ability to balance equations to solve problems involving chemical reactions.

  • What happens when you combine two or more elements? Through a variety of practice problems, learn to identify when a chemical reaction has occurred, how to write chemical equations, and how to "balance" equations to conserve the atoms.

  • Here, continue your consideration of "classic" chemistry problems with a look at empirical formulas, and examine how empirical formulas relate to molecular formulas.

  • In this episode, you encounter two "classic" types of chemistry problems and learn the basic characteristics of each. The episode concludes with several practice problems to help you master the skill of solving percent composition problems.

  • After mastering the mole, move on to a related concept: the "molar volume," or the amount of space occupied by one mole. Apply this understanding of molar volume as you examine Avogadro's Hypothesis, a principle concerning the molar volume of gases.

  • In this episode, refine the quantitative techniques introduced in earlier episodes while increasing your familiarity with this important chemical value of mole.

  • One of the most important concepts to master in an introductory chemistry course is the concept of the mole, which provides chemists with a way to "count" atoms and molecules. Learn how scientists use the mole and explore the quantitative definition of this basic unit.

  • Discover how isotopes, which are different atoms of the same element, can actually differ in their weight because they contain different numbers of neutrons in their nuclei. Also, learn how different kinds of elements are grouped into both general categories (such as metals and nonmetals) as well as specific chemical families, which then are arranged into the periodic table.

  • Learn about protons, electrons, and neutrons; how ions are formed from atoms; how these ions can combine to form compounds; and how you can determine the formulas of these compounds. Some molecular substances are discussed and you are introduced to the final number associated with every element: its atomic weight.

  • In this episode, examine the basic building blocks of matter, elements and the atoms that constitute them, and you learn how to interpret the information about elements presented in the periodic table.

  • Continue to lay a strong foundation for your understanding of chemistry by learning about one of the key tools you'll be using: the International System of Units (SI), or the metric system. This episode explains why this system is so useful to scientists and lays out the prefixes and units of measurement that make up the metric system.

  • Building on the ideas explored in the first three episodes, you examine a fundamental quantitative measurement in chemistry, density, and explore the real-world meaning of this measurement. You then solidify your understanding of this concept by working some basic density problems.

  • Only a handful of important ideas must be mastered in order to be successful at solving chemistry problems. In this episode, you review some basic guidelines for approaching any chemistry problem and try out your skills on a few sample problems that demonstrate how you can use everyday reasoning in your chemistry class.

  • In this first episode, Professor Cardulla explains how any student can find success in chemistry by cultivating a meaningful understanding of the concepts and quantitative thinking operations that underlie this often challenging area of study. #Science & Mathematics