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Big Idea 6

∆G and ∆G° revisited

∆G and ∆G° revisited

∆G and ∆G° can be tricky things. This is partly evidenced by a post that I wrote back in January of 2012 continuing to be one of the most popular of...

More, potentially useless Wordles

More, potentially useless Wordles

I recently re-visited the Wordles that I first produced in June of 2013 for the original versions of my AP Chemistry notes for Big Ideas 1-6. You...

pH and significant figures

pH and significant figures

In a quick addition to this post and this post, here's a note about pH and significant figures. Firstly the 'rule'. When taking the log of a number...

log, ln, units and activities

log, ln, units and activities

Honestly, I don't pretend to be a good math(s) student - in fact quite the opposite is true - so me trying to explain the niceties of transcendental...

Math, Buffers and H-H (part 2)

Math, Buffers and H-H (part 2)

Following this post, I wanted to follow up with another quick note on the math of buffers as it relates to the new (when will I stop calling it...