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Chemistry

Organic Bonding and Structure

In this course, Professor Max Majireck (Hamilton College) talks to us about organic bonding and structure. We begin by (i) asking what a bond is, delving into what physics can tell us about the interaction of atoms by Coulomb’s law, before looking...

4 lectures

0:32:51

Prof. Max Majireck

Hamilton College, NY

Chemistry

Machine Learning in Chemistry

In this course Professor Mark Tuckerman introduces us to the concept of machine learning, a relatively new approach in computer science to solving complex problems. Machine learning has already proved to have widespread applications in industry...

4 lectures

0:55:01

Prof. Mark Tuckerman

New York University

Chemistry

Carbonyls and Amines

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces two closely related types of organic compounds: carbonyls and amines. Carbonyls and amines are used widely in industry, biology, and research, so it is crucial to understand...

5 lectures

0:22:38

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

History

US History – The Rise of Political Parties and the Era of Jefferson, 1789-1809

In this course, Professor John Pinheiro (Aquinas College) explains the causes and effects of policy debates in the early republic. We start by looking at George Washington's presidency - explaining how it came about and summarising some of the key...

6 lectures

1:12:55

Prof. John Pinheiro

Aquinas College

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

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

Alkanes and Haloalkanes

In this course, Professor Karl Haushalter (Harvey Mudd College) introduces alkanes to us, a fundamental type of hydrocarbon often used in research and industry. We begin by: (i) introducing the key characteristics of alkanes, and the process of...

6 lectures

0:37:21

Prof. Karl Haushalter

Harvey Mudd College

Chemistry

Mechanistic Chemistry

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) talks to us about the various mechanisms we encounter in organic chemistry at A-level. We begin by (i) introducing free radical substitution and its mechanism of reaction; then (ii)...

4 lectures

0:20:27

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam 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

Polymer Chemistry

In this short course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces polymers: long-chain compounds, often with hundreds if not thousands of atoms in one chain. We begin by (i) talking about addition polymers, compounds often formed...

3 lectures

0:12:40

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Physics

Exploring the Universe

In this course, Dr Pete Edwards (Durham University) provides an epic exploration of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we compare gravity on Earth to gravity in space, such as on the Moon and in orbits around planets. In the second...

5 lectures

1:03:40

Dr Pete Edwards

Durham University

Physics

Using Gravitational Waves to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

In this course, Professor Martin Hendry (University of Glasgow) discusses how we can use gravitational wave detections to help us refine our measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce gravitational...

5 lectures

0:53:47

Prof. Martin Hendry

Glasgow University

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