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Intro Kinetics

Introduction to Kinetics.
Some reactions are slow (oxidation of iron in air to make rust), some very fast (oxidation of C4 explosives).
Oxidation of sugar releases more energy than oxidation of the same mass of TNT…yet, burning sugar does not release energy fast enough to explode.
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Bonding and Naming Compounds

This is a first pass at explaining bonding, both ionic and covalent. We will refine our ideas, particularly for covalent bonds, as the year progresses.
Also, we will start some "naming of compounds.
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Energy

In some sense, all science comes down to understanding energy. If someone ever asks you why something happens, you can answer: "The second law of thermodynamics." It's never wrong, but also may not be very helpful unless you can make the connection to more local causes.
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