Category Archives: Tutorial

The world of chemistry tutorials

If you want some chemistry tutoring, you’ve come to the right place.  There are a ton of tutorials to choose from, so click the category below to find the one you want: Before the year starts:  Have you ever wondered … Continue reading

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Gas laws and kinetic molecular theory

If you need to know about gases, you’ve come to the right place with these tutorials! (Updated 6-7-22) Kinetic molecular theory:  To understand the properties of gases, we need to understand how they behave on an atomic level.  Don’t worry: … Continue reading

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Acids and bases

Let’s dissolve some stuff in water.  Now let’s see what it does.  Or, let’s just read the following tutorials to figure out what happens: (Updated 6-7-22) An introduction to acids and bases:  What’s the difference between Arrhenius acids, Bronsted-Lowry acids, … Continue reading

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Polarity and intermolecular forces

Why do compounds act the way they do?  Why do chemical reagents fit together in just the right way for reactions to occur?  These are important questions, and these tutorials should help you to understand them. Note:  If you’re not … Continue reading

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Moles & equations

Updated 6-7-22 Moles and mole calculations: What’s a mole?  Aside from an ugly rodent, that is. Mole presentation: A PowerPoint that tells you what moles are and what to do with them. How to do mole calculations:  Grams, moles, molecules, … Continue reading

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Moles

You know that little stuffed hamster your “wacky” teacher keeps on a shelf?  That’s supposed to be a mole.  Seriously.  If you want to see what a real mole looks like, view this video. What’s a mole?  Aside from an … Continue reading

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Ionic compounds

Updated 10/13/22 Intro to ionic compounds:  What’s an ionic compound?  Keep reading! Ionic bonding and properties:  How does ionic bonding happen?  How is it related to the properties of ionic compounds?  Find out here! Friendship of Li and Cl:  A … Continue reading

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The periodic table, trends, and the octet rule

If you want to cheat like crazy, the periodic table is the way to do it.  The best part:  Your teacher will actually be glad you did it! The periodic table:  Find out what the table is and what all those … Continue reading

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The historical atom

Long ago, people had a lot of different ideas about how the atom worked.  Here’s an explanation of many of them. (Updated 10-13-22).  But first, a relevant comic from the always awesome xkcd.com: (thanks for letting people like me reprint … Continue reading

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Experimental design and scientific method

How can you do an experiment?  With a smile on your face!  Here’s how: (Updated 10-13-22) Lab Safety:  Before you can do anything experimentally-oriented in a chemistry class, you need to learn how to keep from hurting yourself in the lab. … Continue reading

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