chemistry Archive

functional groups

From Functional Groups to Biomolecules

We have released two new videos in our Biology 101 series. These videos take you from an overview of functional groups to the chemical reactions that link the functional groups of the simple building blocks …

The Isotopes of the Fukushima Disaster

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the coast of Japan, causing the shutdown of 11 of Japan’s nuclear power reactors, including reactors 1, 2, and 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. …

Video: Polar Covalent Bonds

Before starting a class in biology or genetics, it is often useful to review some of the basic principles of chemistry, specifically the general characteristics of atoms and chemical bonds. In our earlier videos we …
October 6 Science News

Science News Update: October 5th

    In our science news update for this week we take a look at hydrogen bonds, water on Mars, and the Ice Age movies. Plus a new section on updating the textbook and a …