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Series: Chemistry: Thermodynamics


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About this Series

  • Lessons: 8
  • Total Time: 1h 40m
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unlimited
  • Created At: 10/23/2009
  • Last Updated At: 07/21/2010

This eight-lesson unit is on Thermodynamics. You will cover spontaneous processes, entropy, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Temperature (as it relates to Entropy), Gibbs Free Energy, Standard Free Energy Changes of formation, temperature dependence of K, enthalpy and entropy contributions of K, and free energy away from equilibrium.

This series of lessons was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Chemistry. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at http://www.thinkwell.com/student/product/chemistry. The full course covers atoms, molecules and ions, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, thermochemistry, Modern Atomic Theory, electron configurations, periodicity, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, bonding theory, oxidation-reduction reactions, condensed phases, solution properties, kinetics, acids and bases, organic reactions, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, metals, nonmetals, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and more. The course features three renowned chemistry professors: Dean Harman, a professor of Chemistry at the University of Virginia and Gordon Yee, an associate professor of Chemistry at Virginia Tech and Tarek Sammakia, a professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Tricky topic; but handled gradually ... nicely
~ Jayreimer

In a nutshell, the 2nd law says "spontaneous reactions increase entropy." Based on first video, remember what spontaneous means and now we are adding that "entropy" (meaning disorder) increases. The presenter provides several good examples. Content is abstract (which is why I bought this video: I did not get it!) but the lecture makes it sufficiently comprehensible that I am ready to move forward.

Thanks Thinkwell & MindBites!

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