My educational background is in biochemistry and chemistry, so in these videos I might actually have some idea of what I am talking about.

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Some videos on freshmen level general chemistry concepts, such as electron configuration, hybridized orbitals, Brønsted–Lowry acid-base theory, kinetics, thermodynamics, and more.

Some basics on biochemistry, including the chemical properties of macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleic acids), protein structure, x-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy single particle analysis, the central dogma (transcription and translation), enzyme kinetics, and more.

The nutrition series of videos goes in-depth into the biochemistry and physiology of nutrition and metabolism. Starting with a quick primer on the general chemistry concepts needed to understand the basics of biochemistry and metabolism, I then go on to introduce all the key players involved – the macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids and fats, amino acids and protein, and then nucleic acids and DNA) and micronutrients. After going through the biosynthesis of all the vitamins, as well as chemical properties of the minerals, I will then go into digestion, absorption, and metabolism, following the various molecules and metabolites throughout the body.

For the biochemistry playlists, the plan is to make videos covering topics in the following order:

1) Macromolecules (see biochemistry basics above)

2) Vitamin biosynthesis

  • See my separate playlists on water soluble and fat soluble vitamin biosynthesis (all videos in these are contained in the master playlist above).

3) Chemical properties of minerals

4) The mouth (tooth enamel, taste receptors, salivary amylase, etc.)

5) Swallowing and the stomach (muscles and sphincters, digestive enzymes, stomach acid, etc.)

6) Diegestion (small and large intestines, enzymes, absorption, the liver and gall bladder, etc.)

  • See my separate playlist for digestion and absorption (all videos in this are contained in the master playlist above).

7) Nutrient transport in the blood, the respiratory system (e.g. O2 and CO2 transport), blood pH, clotting, and endocrinology

8) Nutrient metabolism in the cells and mitochondria (glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, ketogenesis, beta oxidation, amino acid metabolism, nucleotide synthesis, etc.)

Inorganic chemistry, or what is often called in undergraduate advanced inorganic chemistry. Topics covered are group theory and symmetry, molecular orbital theory, acids and bases, and in the future I will get into coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and organometallic chemistry. While I have some videos from my group theory playlist in the above (enough to probably get by), I do have a more comprehensive group theory and symmetry playlist in case you are interested – see the next playlist down.

In case you want a lot more on group theory and symmetry groups, including generators, representation theory, matrix representations, subgroups, cosets, partitions, and classes, lattices, point groups, character tables, Bloch’s theorem, irreducible representations, Schur’s lemma, projection operators, and more.

This playlist is still in very early stages, but I plan to cover density functional theory in some detail.