Ionic chemistry is the field of chemistry that focuses on ions and ionic bonds, including the concepts of acid–base reactions, oxidizing and reducing agents, buffer capacity, and equilibrium. Ionic bonding is the complete transfer of valence electrons between atoms. This type of chemical bond generates ions of opposite charges. In ionic bonds, the nonmetal becomes a negatively charged anion via acceptance of electrons, while the metal loses those electrons to become a positively charged cation.
These concepts are extremely important for understanding basic physiologic functions, pharmacologic mechanisms, and the interplay between the two in the body. Buffers, for example, are regulators of pH in the bloodstream, while acid–base chemistry is key to understanding respiratory physiology. A strong grasp of ionic chemistry will serve you well in the field of medicine.
Dr. Adam Le Gresley is explaining perfect! Thank you very much!!!
There's some good information in here, but it definitely cannot be taught by itself and will need supplemental textbooks to fill in some of the details.
Wonderful lessons, knowledgeable lecturer, however ample detail is left to be desired.
Dr Adam is so clearly and slideshow has a incredible quality. Level is so hard (not for beginners) so this course must be completed after basic chemistry in High school.