Understand Chemistry, Make It Interesting




chemistry is the practical science
Figure 1: Chemistry is used to solve society’s problems and  apply science to the every day world.

The biggest reason you struggle with chemistry is because you find it hard to understand. This site explains in clear to understand articles and  key concepts to help you succeed. In the process, you’ll discover chemistry is actually interesting!




Think of chemistry as the Practical Science. Every chemical problem was originally solved to apply it to a real world problem. That makes learning chemistry a bite out of history; a history of problems faced by human beings, and problems conquered by human beings.




You might even say that chemistry is the most telling sign of a human presence, since even from prehistory making tools and using fire are a uniquely human traits.




In addition, chemistry is also called the central science. This is because all other sciences depend on chemistry for their theoretical foundations. For example, every advance in the field of modern surgery had to be proceeded by advances in anesthetics.



Each move forward here required the ability to make new anesthetics with organic synthesis and an understanding of molecular interactions with cells. It also needed improved instruments to detect the state of the patient while under anesthesia. Chemists has their hands in this one step forward in more time consuming surgical interventions which make many of the surgical “miracles” in surgery now possible.




Finally! A Source You Can Understand





All too often, every new explanation is like every other old explanation. Every textbook explains it all in about the same way. Don’t get me wrong, though. Textbooks, on the whole, do a great job. But if you don’t get it from one textbook, you probably won’t get it from any other textbook.




Self-help manuals, for the most part, repeat the same things — even if they find a way to do so with a bit more humor. What’s more, many of them cover the same material in a very topical way. Which means they don’t cover crucial problems areas with enough depth. The more specific your stopping point, the less likely you will find an explanation from the numerous self-help books available on the market.


On-line videos suffer from the problem that the producers presume you have mastered a certain amount of background material. If not, an explanation of a concept may be too high-brow to be sensible.


That’s why I felt a need to explain some of the key ideas, obstacles, and myths, chemistry students find themselves struggling with.


Here to Inform



That’s where this site comes in. Topics for articles revolve around what students collectively have problems understanding. No previous knowledge is assumed. Even if you have previous knowledge, trouble understanding one things often comes from a misunderstanding of the basics.


One special section also goes in depth to reveal organic chemistry. 



Who Writes This?



The understanding of what causes students to struggle comes from more than ten years teaching college chemistry, with a Ph.D. in chemistry. So you are getting this straight from the source.



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If you are determined to dig in and get started with a journey you will never regret, look around the blog and settle in.



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