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"Chemistry Around Us!"

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Chemistry is all around us. Once you know what to look for, it’s impossible not to see! This episode is all about the wonders of chemistry and how it is present in the world around us. Instead of tuning into an interview, get ready to learn a bunch of interesting facts about the fascinating world of chemistry. Biochemistry and the body’s processes, redox reactions, and electrochemistry kick off our journey before we dive into the weird and wonderful world of thermal chemistry and how it relates to our daily lives. Learn about energy changes, calories and chemical potential, and changes in temperature and state. Sharpen up your knowledge about hydrogen bonding and electronegativity. Find out why water’s high specific heat is a good thing and much more today. After listening to today’s episode, you won’t see the world the same way! 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why this episode is a little different from the usual format. 
  • How learning about chemistry changes your perception of the world around us. 
  • The different kinds of chemistry, starting with biochemistry. 
  • Ways that the body uses carbohydrates and fructose to power itself.
  • The chemical makeup of a carbohydrate,
  • Redox reactions in electrochemistry: reduction and oxidization.
  • Laboratory and industrial applications of redox reactions.
  • Thermal chemistry and energy changes. 
  • The different kinds of energy and their units.
  • Differentiating between calories and the associated chemical potential.
  • Changes of temperature and state.
  • Hydrogen bonding and electronegativity. 
  • How the periodic table is arranged with electronegativity in mind.
  • Water’s high specific heat and why it’s a good thing.
  • How this applies to the temperature of the ocean. 
  • The energy needed for water to change temperature. 
  • The technical definition of boiling. 
  • Why chemistry really is everywhere.

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