good luck on the final!

This is a hopelessly nerdy song parodying Frozen, but it’s quite well done, and I thought I’d share it with you guys since the semester is pretty much over.

We didn’t even get to cover most of the topics in the song!  Intro chem really just scratches the surface, but even a little physical science knowledge can change the way you see the world.  Be curious about the world around you and try to apply what you’ve learned.  I am always around for questions if any of you decide to venture further down the rabbit hole of SCIENCE!

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exciting reactions (and a few videos on how to balance them)

We’ve been learning a lot about balancing chemical reactions, but chemistry does not just happen on paper.  Here are some awesome examples of why the things we’re learning are actually interesting…and what they look like in real life.

10 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Amaze You

The 27 Most Impressive Chemical Reactions

I’ll make you a deal: if the class average on Exam #2 is above a 70%, I’ll set up some sweet demos in lecture.

If balancing equations is tricky for you, check out this video from Khan Academy…and here’s one on net ionic equations.