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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 15, 2021 - August 10, 2021. There is no class meeting the week of July 4.

Chat Session DateTopicLecture NotesLab Instructions
June 15 Introduction to Chemistry
Scientific Methodology, Units, Measurements -- and the Faraday Lectures
Introduction Writing Lab Reports
June 22 Lecture I: Sources of the Flame
Chemical Composition and Rates of Reactions
Lecture I Notes Candle Flame
June 29 Lecture II: Brightness of the Flame
Reaction types, Reactants and Products, Chemical Equations
Lecture II Notes Resources for Combustion
July 6 No Class SessionNo LectureNo Lab
July 13 Lecture III: Products - Water from Combustion
Vapor Pressure and Colloidal Properties
Lecture III Notes Products of Combustion
July 20 Lecture IV: Hydrogen in the Candle
Gas Properties, Element Masses, and Electrolysis
Lecture IV Notes Composition of Water
July 27 Lecture V: The Nature of the Atmosphere
Gas Masses and Volumes and Chemical Analysis
Lecture V Notes Carbon Dioxide
Aug 3 Lecture VI: Respiration and Its Analogy to a Burning Candle
Organic Chemistry, Acids and Bases
Lecture VI Notes Acids, Bases, and Metals
August 10 Review:
Chemical Concepts and the Scientific Method
Designing Your Lab Original Lab and Report