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From AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry Practice Exams

Need AP Chemistry practice exam questions for the final push to get that 5? Educator.com has you covered with tons of resources we’ve gathered all over the web. And in case you need more help with specific topics, our own time-saving  AP Chemistry video course will answer all your questions. Format of ...

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From Organic Chemistry

Free Radical Halogenations

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Most reactions are linear: reactants turn into products. Organic reactions are more like a choose-your-adventure game with many possible destinations. Did you ever read a “choose-your-adventure” style book as a kid? It usually went something like this: You discover a dinosaur in your backyard. If you go up and talk ...

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From Organic Chemistry

Organic Reactions

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How to Climb a Mountain, One Organic Reaction at a Time O-chem is full of stick figure structures and loopy reaction mechanisms. But to understand their thermodynamics and kinetics, you’ll have to climb a mountain first. Mountaineering isn’t for everyone. It’s a tough sport requiring physical strength, mental endurance, and ...

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From Organic Chemistry

Nomenclature: Names of Power in Organic Chemistry

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As is the case in many magical universes, names have great power in the science of living things – especially organic chemistry. Chemistry is a science full of mystical potions, strange reactions, and powerful compounds. Only the bravest of wizards – er, scientists – are willing to risk the hazards ...

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From Organic Chemistry

Stereochemistry and 3D Molecules

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3D structures leave many O-chem students as confused as Alice in Wonderland. But visualizing these molecules is as easy as believing seven impossible things before breakfast. Wonderland is not for the faint of heart, what with the Mad Hatter and his invisible tea party, the slightly menacing grin of the ...

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From AP Chemistry

Will It Dissolve?

Will it dissolve?

Congratulations! You’ve been selected to play “Will it Dissolve???” Do you have what it takes to leave with a prize? It may not be as exciting as BlendTec’s Will It Blend, but answering questions about solubility can help you boost your scores on the AP Chemistry exam or your next ...

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From AP Chemistry

Gases and Pressure

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Gases are one of the states of matter—but not just any state. They’re birthday-cake-fueled toddlers on a sugar high. They’re three-month-old puppies in a kibble factory. They’re bumper cars turned up to 11. Oh. And they’re usually invisible. Solids and liquids tend to stay in place once they’re in appropriate ...

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From Biochemistry

The Scariest Part of Halloween…. Sugar

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Really, Don’t Eat All That Sugar  Along with the ghosts, witches, and goblins trick-or-treating, the scariest thing about Halloween may be what you least expect – sugar. The bags of candy that children bring home pose serious dangers due to overconsumption of sugar. Some doctors posit that sugar is more ...

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