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Teaching Chemistry labs and demonstrations online now -- Suggestions Please

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Summary:: How to do chemistry labs and demonstrations for online education.

I am teaching two lab sessions one on general chemistry, one on organic chemistry. Now th we are going “online” I need a lot of help. Do you have videos showing labs?
 

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We don’t host videos here. However, our curated list of videos may have some with labs but you’d have to search.

There are many YouTube channels that have chem tutorials that should be easy to find and they may have labs.

By lab you mean and assignment where the student conducts an experiment not a picture of an actual lab setting.

One video you might like to start off with is a scene from one of Alec Guiness’s Ealing comedies called the Man in the White Suit. It’s about an out of work chemist installing electron microscopes in textile plant labs. He gets hired and is given permission to conduct some side experiments where he develops an indestructible fiber. Clothes made from it would never wear out, or would ever need to be cleaned (Teflon like property). A real game changer that get both mgmt and the union worried about their futures.

 
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Thanks, Jedishrfu, yes I'm talking about actual videos of laboratory experiments where students can see the setup and get data to do interpretations. Here is a link to one that I made for calculating the chemical equilibrium constant. this is the second part, in the first one I do the introduction and theory behind.
 
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There might be something here. I’m waiting for my credentials to be authorized to get eyes on the content for this site so I cannot tell if this will address your needs.
 

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