Chemistry is all about reactions, but understanding and classifying these reactions can be tricky. Don't worry; we teach you all the tricks. Our video lessons begin this journey with synthesis and decomposition reactions to help you write, identify and predict the products of either reaction. From there, we move on to the Arrhenius definition of acids and bases. Learn how to identify strong acids and bases while examining the many uses of acids. To cover all the bases, we also study how to identify acids and bases with the Bronsted-Lowry definition and the Lewis definition.
Don't think we're finished with acids and bases just yet. They're a cornerstone of chemical reactions, so we also explore the neutralization process for acid-base reactions and study amphoteric compounds than can act as both an acid or a base. Speaking of amphoteric compounds, we shift to water to show how its autoionization contributes to hydroxide and hydronium in a given reaction. Learn the strength of acids and bases as we investigate the pH scale. We also demonstrate how to calculate the pH as well as the pOH of any given solution.
We learn how bonding occurs in coordination compounds and move into precipitation reactions. Find out how to predict whether a precipitate will form and how to write net ionic equations. When it comes to oxidation numbers, we show you the rules for assigning these values, so you know how to find the find the oxidation numbers for elements in a chemical formula. With these concepts in mind, we can learn how to balance redox reactions using the half-reaction method. Learn how to identify oxidizing agents and reducing agents along the way.
We navigate the metals that make up the activity series and use them to predict the products for single displacement reactions. Learn how to identify the parts of an electrochemical cell and describe their functions. The half-reaction method comes in handy once more when it comes to cathode and anode half-cell reactions. Our exploration of chemical reactions leads us to explosive findings as we learn about combustion reactions. Find out to write and balance these equations. Don't be surprised if all these terms start to creep into your everyday life - we're relevant like that. Thanks for watching!