Crash Course Linguistics Preview

From Crash Course. Welcome to Crash Course Linguistics! Linguistics is everywhere and is super useful for pretty much everyone. Over 16 episodes, Taylor Behnke will teach you all about language, from its structure, to the relationship between language and our identity, the brain, and computers, to writing, language acquisition, and the diversity of human languages!…

Acidity: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #11

From Crash Course. Acidity is a tricky concept, and it’s not always like how we see it in the movies. As organic chemists, we need to know how to predict the strength of weak acids and bases. In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry, we’ll learn four key factors that we can use to…

21st Century Challenges: Crash Course European History #49

From Crash Course. The 21st century brought a whole new host of challenges to the world, and Europe was no exception. In this video you’ll learn about how an increasingly connected and complex world led to some pretty deep rifts in countries across the continent. We’ll learn about financial crises that rippled across the world.…

Stereochemistry: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #8

From Crash Course. The shape of molecules is super important to life as we know it. In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry we’re learning about stereochemistry and how to identify molecules as chiral or achiral. And as always, we’ll be doing a lot of practice! Episode Sources: “THINK BIG! Must the molecules of…

The Fall of Communism: Crash Course European History #47

From Crash Course. The aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact had a huge impact on the countries of Eastern Europe. As the former satellite states turned away from communism and Soviet influence, some of them shifted toward democracy in an orderly way, and some descended into violence and bloodshed…

Cyclohexanes: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #7

From Crash Course. Hexagons appear all over the natural world from honeycomb to bubbles, and they even appear in organic chemistry! In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry, we’re learning all about cyclohexanes, including how rings pucker to relieve strain, the boat and chair conformations, and how ring flips can switch substituents from axial…

The Soviet Bloc Unwinds: Crash Course European History #46

From Crash Course. In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, protests and unrest continued continued across Europe, and the Soviet Union was having increasing trouble holding its sphere of influence together. Today you’ll learn about the labor strikes of Poland, the dissident punks of East Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the…

Alkanes: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #6

From Crash Course. Alkanes are kind of the wallflowers of organic chemistry, but they still have important functions in the world around us. In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry we’re building our knowledge of organic molecules by learning all about these so called couch potatoes from how they are separated from crude oil…