Review of Inorganic Chemistry
From the basic units of matter to complex molecular interactions, inorganic chemistry can help us make sense of the fabric of our existence. Did you know that matter, humans beings included, is composed of mostly empty space? Yet atoms made up of electrons, protons and neutrons, these seemingly insignificant specks that populate that space, make all the difference. As you watch our lessons, you'll understand the beautiful interactions that take place between these building blocks.
What do electrons have to do with an atom's desire for stability, and why do Noble gases have it made? As we explore electron shells, you'll learn about electron sharing as well as the give and take that occurs between atoms. You'll navigate the elements of the periodic table while we touch upon atomic number, atomic nucleus, charge, mass, electronegativity and valence electrons. From there, you'll start to see how it all comes together with chemical bonds: covalent, ionic, polar covalent, hydrogen, intramolecular and intermolecular - you name it; we've got you covered.
Why is life dependent on water? You'll get the answers as we examine water's properties and see how aqueous environments can dissolve even the strongest of chemical bonds. What makes some molecules hydrophilic and others hydrophobic? Prepare to become well-acquainted with hydrogen bonds, exploring how they can keep ice afloat as well as play a powerful role in many biological processes. You'll also trace the forms that energy can take and perhaps pick up a good excuse for how your room got so messy. And, of course, we'll examine reactions, the chemical equilibrium dance that takes place between reactants and products. Thanks for watching!