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Chemical History of the Candle

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus for CANDLE


This course meets Tuesday mornings for 90 minutes from June 12, 2018 - August 7, 2018. There is no class meeting the week of July 4.

Chat Session DateTopicLecture Notes and Lab Instructions
June 12Introduction to Chemistry
Scientific Methodology, Units, Measurements -- and the Faraday Lectures
June 19Lecture I: Sources of the Flame
Chemical Composition and Rates of Reactions
Under development
June 26Lecture II: Brightness of the Flame
Reaction types, Reactants and Products, Chemical Equations
Under development
July 3No Class SessionNo Lecture
July 10Lecture III: Products - Water from Combustion
Vapor Pressure and Colloidal Properties
Under development
July 17Lecture IV: Hydrogen in the Candle
Gas Properties, Element Masses, and Electrolysis
Under development
July 24Lecture V: The Nature of the Atmosphere
Gas Masses and Volumes and Chemical Analysis
Under development
July 31Lecture VI: Respiration and Its Analogy to a Burning Candle
Organic Chemistry, Acids and Bases
Under development
August 7Review:
Chemical Concepts and the Scientific Method
Under development