What is Thermochemistry?

What is thermochemistry in chemistry? This is the branch of chemistry that deals with the heat energy released or absorbed during chemical reactions. The chemical reactions can occur either in an open, closed, or isolated system. It is very pertinent I mention that some chemical reactions can absorb heat and are called endothermic reactions while…

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What is Resonance in Chemistry?

Resonance in Chemistry is otherwise called Mesomerism simply refers to the alternation or rotation of double bonds in some compounds which ensure their stability. Resonance in Chemistry is a term used to describe the representation of the covalent bonding in some compounds like Benzene, Carbon IV oxide, and even Ozone. Additionally, resonance exists in ions…

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How to write the electronic configuration of elements?

Writing electronic configuration of elements is a skill every student must learn if they have a smooth ride in their chemistry journey. But don’t worry, writing electronic configuration is really simple and I will teach you all you need to do. I want to emphasize that there are two forms of electronic configuration; shell electronic…

7 Steps in Mastering Organic Chemistry
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7 Steps in Mastering Organic Chemistry

I will be taking about general guides on mastering organic chemistry and wilth illustrations on basic concepts I organic chemistry. The first thing I will like to reemphasize is that organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon and its compounds. I have written a full post on how to study organic chemistry and another detailed…

RedOx Chemistry: How to Balance Reduction and Oxidation Reaction
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RedOx Chemistry: How to Balance Reduction and Oxidation Reaction

There are rules you need to learn when you want to balance Oxidation and reduction reaction. Oxidation and reduction reaction is alternatively called Redox reaction. What is a Redox reaction? A redox reaction is an abridged name for reduction and oxidation reactions. So it simply means it is a reaction that involves reduction and oxidation….

Nuclear Chemistry: What is Nuclear Chemistry?
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Nuclear Chemistry: What is Nuclear Chemistry?

What is Nuclear Chemistry? Nuclear Chemistry is the chemistry and reactions involving the nucleus of an atom. Nuclear reactions tend to release a lot of energy than normal chemical reactions. Nuclear reactions involve splitting the nucleus of a heavy atom(nuclear fission), coming together of smaller nuclei(nuclear fusion), or even changing the protons in a nucleus(artificial…

A Guide to IGCSE Alternative to Practical Chemistry

A Guide to IGCSE Alternative to Practical Chemistry

This is a complete guide to IGCSE alternative to practical chemistry and I have broken it down into several sections just to help us understand what is required in this section. Please remember in IGCSE Olevel chemistry, there are three sections. We have the essay(theory), objectives, and alternative to practical or Practical. The mark distribution…

Catalyst Chemistry: what is Catalyst in Chemistry?
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Catalyst Chemistry: what is Catalyst in Chemistry?

Catalyst in Chemistry is defined as a substance that alters the rate of a chemical reaction but remains unchanged at the end of the reaction. A catalyst is a substance that speeds up the rate of reactions but it does that by affecting the activation energy of the reaction. Activation energy is the minimum amount…