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CLUE: Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything
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We designed this book to help you attain a confident, competent, and coherent understanding of basic chemistry, in particular of the chemistry associated with organisms and their origins. That said, this is not a chemistry for biologists or non-scientists book but rather an approach to the difficult and often counterintuitive ideas at the heart of chemistry, for an intelligent and engaged student who, often quite reasonably, finds these ideas unbelievable, arbitrary, or incoherent. Our goal is to assist you in developing an understanding of the foundations of chemistry, so that you can apply these ideas to a range of new situations.

Materials integral to the CLUE curriculum but that are not covered exhaustively in the text are:

Common chemistry calculations, illustrated by YouTube videos, including:
Stoichiometry;
Energy, frequency, and wavelength conversions;
Mass energy conversions;
Thermochemistry, including specific heat, bond energy and entropy, enthalpy, and Gibbs energy;
Equilibrium calculations, pH and Ka;
Reaction rates and rate law determinations; and
Buffers and linked chemical reaction energy changes.

Common skills, including:
Electron configurations, particularly to determine the number of valence electrons;
Drawing Lewis structures;
VESPR;
Assigning oxidation numbers; and
Using curved arrows to predict the outcome of simple reactions.

Table of Contents:

1. Atoms
2. Electrons and Orbitals
3. Elements, Bonding, and Physical Properties
4. Heterogeneous Compounds
5. Systems Thinking
6. Solutions
7. A Field Guide to Chemical Reactions
8. How Far? How Fast?
9. Reaction Systems

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Melanie Cooper
Michael Klymkowsky
Date Added:
03/10/2020
Concepts of Biology Canvas Course Shell
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This is a Canvas course shell that can be imported into your Canvas course and modified to fit your needs.

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Biology
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Tracie Rizan Bates
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Lecture PowerPoints
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The biology material in these PowerPoint presentations comes from an OER (Open Education Resource) textbook. The textbook is Concepts of Biology, by Rice University. The textbook can be found on the following website under the subject of science: https://openstax.org/

Subject:
Biology
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Tracie Rizan Bates
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Modified PowerPoints
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These PowerPoint presentations are a modified version of the PowerPoints that match the OER textbook Concepts of Biology by Rice University.

Subject:
Biology
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Tracie Rizan Bates
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology - PDF Version of PowerPoints
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These are the same PowerPoints as the Concepts of Biology textbook PowerPoints, but saved in the PDF format, which is often used for online and hybrid courses. They cannot be modified. If you need to modify the PowerPoints, use the Concepts of Biology textbook PowerPoints version, modify them, and re-save them as a PDF.

Subject:
Biology
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Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Tracie Rizan Bates
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Vocabulary Worksheets
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These are simple worksheets created using the vocabulary words found at the end of each chapter of the Concepts of Biology by Rice University textbook. They can be modified and can by used as homework assignments, in class activities, extra credit assignments, etc.

Terminology Matching Key is available upon request. Use the Help Center to open a new support ticket to request this.

Subject:
Biology
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Assessment
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Tracie Rizan Bates
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology by Rice University Textbook Resources for Biology I
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This is information to be used for a General Biology I (or Introduction to Biology) course for non-science majors.

Subject:
Biology
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Author:
Tracie Rizan Bates
Date Added:
08/12/2019
Statistical Mechanics, Spring 2012
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This course discusses the principles and methods of statistical mechanics. Topics covered include classical and quantum statistics, grand ensembles, fluctuations, molecular distribution functions, other concepts in equilibrium statistical mechanics, and topics in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of irreversible processes.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jianshu Cao
Date Added:
01/01/2012