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…

Protests East and West: Crash Course European History #45

From Crash Course. The post-World War II decades in Europe are sometimes called the Thirty Glorious Years. As those years wore on, tensions between East and West grew, and economic growth slowed or was unevenly distributed across Europe, protests and dissent arose across the continent. Sources: -Bolton, Jonathan. Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, The Plastic…

Revolutions in Science and Tech: Crash Course European History #44

From Crash Course. In the decades following World War II, life changed in many ways, and a fair number of those changes were for the better. Many of those improvements were driven by advances in science and technology, in fields like biology, communication, energy production, space exploration, and especially medicine. Sources -Harvey, Brian. Russian Planetary…

3D Structure and Bonding: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #4

From Crash Course. The organic molecules that make up life on Earth are more than just the 2-D structures we’ve been drawing so far. Molecules have 3-D shapes that help us understand what they can do. In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry, we’ll learn how orbital hybridization and valence bond theory can help…

Decolonization: Crash Course European History #43

From Crash Course. After World War II, Europe was changing radically, and its place in the world was changing as well. European powers had colonized around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries, and in the 20th century, it all came crashing down. Of course the degree of crashing was variable from country to…

The Basics of Organic Nomenclature: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #2

From Crash Course. Language is complicated, especially in organic chemistry. This episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry is all about nomenclature. We’ll dive into IUPAC systematic naming of organic molecules, and get to practice with the help of three trusty steps! Episode Sources: IUPAC Organic Chemistry Nomenclature for organic compounds, https://www.acdlabs.com/iupac/nomenclature/ Series Sources: Brown, W.…

Post-World War II Recovery: Crash Course European History #42

From Crash Course. At the end of World War II, the nations of Europe were a shambles. Today we’ll learn about how the various countries and blocs approached the problem of rebuilding their infrastructure and helping their residents recover. You’ll learn about the Marshall plan and the various treaties that led to the modern day…

Announcing the Crash Course App!

From Crash Course. Apple Devices: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crash-course-watch-and-study/id1505594172 Android Devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.complexly.thecrashcourse&hl=en_US Today we’re so excited to announce the free Crash Course App! (Available now for Apple and Android phones and tablets.) The app is a portal to find all of our thousands of videos and a platform to help you review what you’ve learned in those videos.…

What Is Organic Chemistry?: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #1

From Crash Course. Organic chemistry is pretty much everywhere! In this episode of Crash Course Organic Chemistry, we’re talking about the amazing diversity among organic molecules. We’ll learn about the origins of organic chemistry, how to write Lewis structures, condensed structures, and skeletal formulas, and what gross organic compound the Romans used to dye their…

Crash Course Organic Chemistry Preview

From Crash Course. Welcome to Crash Course Organic Chemistry hosted by Deboki Chakravarti! Starting next week, we’ll be tackling the notoriously complicated subject of organic chemistry, and hopefully having some fun along the way! Series Sources: Brown, W. H., Iverson, B. L., Ansyln, E. V., Foote, C., Organic Chemistry; 8th ed.; Cengage Learning, Boston, 2018.…