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Monday, June 30, 2008

Chemistry Video and Audio Lectures

Great news my friends! I just graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Latvia! :)

Back to the lecture business, this month I have prepared a batch of chemistry video and audio lectures from various universities. Lectures include: general chemistry, organic chemistry, food chemistry, drug chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, contemporary chemistry and chemistry demonstrations.

General Chemistry (Chem 1A, University of California Berkeley)

Course description:
Stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions.

Course topics:
Atoms, Molecules, Stoichiometry. Atomic Structures, Molecular Formulae. Solutions, Reactions and Bulk Matter. Light Waves, Absorption, Emission. Light, Particles, Photons. Matter: Particles/Waves. Quantum Mechanics: H Atom. Quantum Mechanics Orbitals. Spin, Pauli Principle, Electronic Configurations. Periodic Properties, Trends. Chemical Bonds, Lewis Structures. Covalent Bonding, Resonance. Molecular Structure, VSEPR, Isomers. Covalent, Ionic Bonding, MOs. Hybridization MOs, Resonance. Ideal Gases, Compressibility, Absolute Temperature. Kinetic Gas Theory. Real Gases, Phase Transitions. Thermodynamics: First Law. Thermochemistry, Enthalpy. Specific Heat, Calorimetry, Metabolism. Bond Energies. Entropy, Second Law. Entropy, Second Law. Equilibrium, Mass Action. Equilibrium, Temperature, Le Chatelier. Free Energy, Equilibrium Constant. Heterogeneous Equilibrium. Strong Acids and Bases, pH. Weak Acids and Bases, pK. Titration of Weak Acids. Buffers, Indicators, Acid Strength. Polyprotic Acids, Amino Acids. Reducton Potentials. Galvanic Cells. Nuclear and Radiochemistry. Nuclear Applications. UC Berkeley and the Actinides.

General Chemistry (CHEM 120, McGill University)

Course description:
A study of the macroscopic properties of molecules. How Physical Chemistry and Thermodynamics can be used to understand equilibrium balances in nature, with applications to simple organic reactions, acid-base chemistry, solubility and materials, molecular kinetics, and electrochemistry.

General Chemistry (CHEM 6A, 6B and 6C, UCSD - University of California San Diego)

Lectures are in podcast (audio) format.

Course topics:
Atoms and Molecules, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Reactions, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Solutions and Colloids, Kinetics, Physical Equilibria, Chemical Equilibria, Acids and Bases, Aqueous Equilibria.

Introduction to Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 212, McGill University)

Course description:
A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.

Course topics:
Chemical Structure Families. Chemistry Nomenclature. Alkanes. Chirality. Stereo Nomenclature. Alkyl Halides. Alkenes. Alkynes. Aromatics.

Introduction to Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 222, McGill University)

Course description:
Modern spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. The chemistry of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds and amines with special attention to mechanistic aspects.

Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 230, Rio Hondo College)

Lecture topics:
Functional Groups. Nomenclature of Alkanes, Alkyl Halides, and Ethers. Nomenclature of Cycloalkanes. Nomenclature of Alcohols. Nomenclature of Alkenes and Alkynes.

Organic Chamistry Reference Lectures (Haverford College, professor Claude E. Wintner)

Course topics:
Methane. Saturated Hydrocarbons. Structure - Isomers. Ethane (n-Ethane). Propane (n-Propane). Butane and Isobutane. C5H12, C6H13, C7H16 Hydrocarbons. Enantiomerism. CIP. Diastereoisomerism. Hydrocarbon Rings. Stereotopism. Carbon Bonding. Carbon Polyene Systems. Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Functionality. Acidity and Basicity. Oxidation and Reduction. Bimolecular Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions. Unimolecular Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions. Electrophilic Addition to Alkenes. Carbonyl Group. Alcohol Synthesis via Nucleophilic Addition to the Carbonyl Group. Nucleophilic Substitution at the Carbonyl Group. Consequences of Hydrogen Acidity at Carbonyl alpha-Carbon - Aldol and Related Reactions. Carbohydrates. Retrosynthetic Analysis.

Contemporary Chemistry (Audio, Chemistry 1105, College of DuPage)

Course topics:
Measurements, Introduction to Atoms, Electronic Structures, Nuclear Forces and Radioactivity, Applications of Radiation, States of Matter and Gases, Balls and Sticks, Energy, Acids and Bases, Oxidation Reduction, Organic Chemistry, Fossil Fuels, Polymers.

World of Chemistry (CHEM 180, McGill University)

Course description:
This course makes use of extensive visual materials. It covers water, air pollution, sick-building syndrome, the chemistry of the car, energy (fossil fuel, nuclear), environmental accidents, household products, computers and cosmetics including skin, teeth, hair, and smells.

World of Food Chemistry (CHEM 150, McGill University)

Course description:
A series of lectures on the historical, practical, and simple chemical aspects of: food, food additives, vitamins, minerals, diet and cancer, dieting, water.

World of Drug Chemistry (CHEM 170, McGill University)

Course topics:
Drug History, Toxicology, Aspirin, Headaches and Migraines, Cold Remedies, Heart Chemistry, Allergies, Antibiotics, CNS Drugs, Tobacco, Pain Killers, Medical Quackery, Hormones, Chemistry of Love, Street Drugs, Designer Drugs, Marketing of Drugs.

Structural Biochemistry (Audio, BIBC 100, University of California San Diego)

The lectures are in podcast (audio) format. This course is taking place right now (June 2008) and new lectures are being added as they take place.

Course topics:
Solubility. Structural principles (Proteins, Motifs, Amino Acids, Peptides, DNA, RNA, NMR, X-Ray). Recognition (Protein-DNA, Immune System). Polysaccharides. Glycoproteins, glycolipids. Energy & Signal Transduction (Membranes, Membrane Proteins, Ion Channels, Receptors). Dynamics (Calcium and Oxygen Binding). Catalysis (Proteases). Folding (Folding, Design and Prediction).

Metabolic Biochemistry (Audio, BIBC 102, University of California San Diego)

The lectures are in podcast (audio) format. This course is taking place right now (June 2008) and new lectures are being added as they take place.

Course topics:
Proteins, Enzymes, Enzyme Kinetics. Enzyme Catalysis. Michaelis-Menten Kinetics. Inhibitors and Enzyme Kinetics. Intro to Allosteric Enzymes. Bioenergetics and Thermodynamics. Phosphate Group Transfers and ATP. Biological Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. Glycolysis. Degradation of Glycogen and Starch. Biosynthesis of Glycogen and Starch. Control of Glycogen Metabolism. Glycogen Storage Diseases. The Citric Acid Cycle (TCA Cycle). Glyoxylate Cycle. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation. The Chemiosmotic Hypothesis. Carbohydrate Metabolism. Pentose Phosphate Pathway. Photosynthesis. Lipids, Fatty Acid Oxidation. Fatty Acid Synthesis. Cholesterol biosynthesis. Polyisoprenoids. Amino Acid Metabolism. The Urea Cycle.

Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function (BIOC 212, McGill University)

Course description:
An introductory course describing the biochemistry and molecular biology of selected key functions of animal cells, including: gene expression; mitochondrial production of metabolic energy; cellular communication with the extra-cellular environment; and regulation of cell division.

General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MCB 110, UC Berkeley)

Course topics:
DNA Structure. RNA Structure. DNA Polymerases. DNA Replication. DNA Analysis Methods. Chromatin and Chromosome Structure. Genome Structures. Genomics and Bioinformatics. Human Disease Genes. DNA Damage and Repair. Prokaryotic Transcription Apparatus. Eukaryotic Transcription Apparatus. RNA Processing. Biological Membranes. Transport Across Membranes. Membrane Trafficking. Facilitated Difussion. Membrane Potential and Nerve Impulses. Ciculatory Pathway. Signal Sequence Hypothesis. Golgi. Glucose Mobilization. Integrin Signaling. Cell Signaling and Apoptosis.

Physical Chemistry (CHEM 204, McGill University)

Course description:
Emphasis on the use of biological examples to illustrate the principles of physical chemistry. The relevance of physical chemistry to biology is stressed.

Speeches by Nobel Laureates in Chemistry (at Imperial College, UK)

Geoffrey Wilkinson: "Organometallic chemistry". Derek Barton: "Conformational Analysis". Lord George Porter: "Photochemistry". Robert B. Woodward: "Cephalosporin C". Harry Kroto: "Bucky Tubes".

Videos of Nobel Lectures in Chemistry

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1999

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2001

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2002

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2006

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007

Chemistry Demonstrations

Demos include:
Measurements, Elements and Compounds, Stoichiometry, Gases, Thermochemistry, Structure of the Atom, Periodic Table, Covalent Bond, Main-Group Metals, Nonmetals, Acids and Bases, Transition Metal Chemistry, Structure of Solids, Liquids, Solutions, Gas-Phase Reactions, Acid-Base Equilibria, Solubility Product and Complex Equilibria, Oxidation-Reduction Reactions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Nuclear Chemisty, Chemistry of Carbon, Polymers.

Other Chemistry Video Lectures

7-Essential Highlights of Quantum-Mechanical Concepts in Chemical-Physics (by Michael Kasha)

Thanks to The Vega Science Trust for making the lecture available.

Chemistry Video Lectures at

Lectures include:
"Liquid Crystal Elastomers", "Topology, structure and defects in carbon nanosystems", "Self-assembly of Nematic colloids", "Spectroscopy", "Poliamids", and others.

Ps. If the links to McGill University lectures do not work, try visiting their "Courses Online" website.

Have fun and until next time!

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