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Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

In this lecture, Dr Shane Lo Fan Hin (University of Sussex) introduces the very fundamentals of organic chemistry. We begin by: (i) defining and drawing some of the most common functional groups encountered; then (ii) moving onto nomenclature,...

4 lectures

0:33:53

Dr. Shane Lo Fan Hin

Sussex University

Chemistry

Biomolecules

In this course Prof. Sabine Flitsch introduce biomolecules. What do we mean when we say ‘biomolecule’, and what kinds of biomolecules exist? Modern research spans biomolecules of all sorts, and we introduce: (i) the classes of biomolecules that...

4 lectures

0:24:04

Prof. Sabine Flitsch

Manchester University

Chemistry

Alkenes

In this short course, Dr Shane Lo Fan Hin (University of Sussex) introduces alkenes: organic compounds which contain a C=C double bond. We begin by: (i) their formulas, discussing how they can be made, and some of their reactions; then (ii)...

3 lectures

0:18:00

Dr. Shane Lo Fan Hin

Sussex University

Chemistry

Atomic Structure and Mass Spectrometry

In this course Professor James McCullagh (Oxford University) lectures on atomic structure and mass spectrometry, and how the two fields of research have been woven together for decades. What is an atom, and what is made of? These were the...

7 lectures

0:41:14

Prof. James McCullagh

Oxford University

Chemistry

Dynamic Equilibrium

In this course, Professor Karl Haushalter of Harvey Mudd College introduces the topic of dynamic equilibrium, a unique state of a chemical reaction with unique properties. Understanding these properties is central to optimising industrial...

6 lectures

1:01:03

Prof. Karl Haushalter

Harvey Mudd College

Chemistry

Quantitative Chemistry

In this 90-minute course on Quantitative Chemistry, Dr Mark Read (University of Birmingham) introduces to the mathematics chemists use everyday to measure the amount of substance, pressures and volumes, percentage compositions and elemental...

8 lectures

1:30:03

Dr. Mark Read

Birmingham University

Chemistry

NMR Spectroscopy

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces the concept of NMR spectroscopy, a ubiquitous analytical tool used in all fields of chemistry to determine the structure of compounds. We start by: (i) investigating two...

6 lectures

0:31:24

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Methods of Analysis

In this course, Dr Giorgio Chianello (QMUL) introduces to us the methods of analysis that chemists use in the laboratory to identify atoms, molecules and compounds. We begin by: (i) discussing melting point analysis; and (ii) chromatography...

6 lectures

1:10:45

Dr. Giorgio Chianello

QMUL

Chemistry

Animal Magnetism

In this lecture Professor Peter Hore (University of Oxford) reveals the latest research on magnetoreception in birds. How do birds orient themselves, and travel in the correct direction when migrating? We (i) look at the vast distances covered by...

5 lectures

0:49:41

Prof. Peter Hore

Oxford University

Chemistry

Aromatic Chemistry

In this course we learn about a unique type of organic molecule: aromatic compounds. There are countless examples of aromatic compounds used in medicine, biotechnology, dyes, explosives and many other areas where chemicals are used. Therefore,...

5 lectures

0:18:19

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Drawing and Understanding Organic Structure

In this course, Professor Max Majireck (Hamilton College), we learn about drawing and predicting organic structure, as well as predicting the properties of organic compounds based on their structure. We begin by: (i) drawing out simple Lewis...

6 lectures

0:50:01

Prof. Max Majireck

Hamilton College, NY

Chemistry

Substitution and Elimination Reactions

In this course Professor Max Majireck (Hamilton College) introduces us to substitution and elimination reactions, understanding the fundamental differences in features, mechanisms, and kinetics between S<sub>N</sub>2, S<sub>N</sub>1, E1 and E2. We...

5 lectures

0:54:14

Prof. Max Majireck

Hamilton College, NY

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