Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

by Kevin Ahern, PhD, Georgina Cornwall, PhD, Jared Rovny, PhD

This course covers the material of content category 5E of the official MCAT exam content outline.

Chemical reactions are governed by a myriad of factors, such as the medium through which the reaction takes place, the available resources for reactions, and many others. Energy is intricately involved in chemical reactions, commonly displayed as the irradiation of light and heat. Chemical thermodynamics seeks to take a closer look at the relationship between reactions and the heat they produce. Another area of interest in chemical reactions is kinetics, which seeks to calculate how many actions are occurring during a period of time, or how commonly they occur.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. For optimal comprehension, the student is expected to have a college-level understanding of chemistry and physics.

Course Details

  • Videos 42
  • Duration 3:25 h
  • Quiz questions 100
  • Concept Pages 10


Your Educators of course Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.

 Jared Rovny, PhD

Jared Rovny, PhD

Dr. Jared Rovny has been a Lecturer at Yale University in Connecticut, USA since 2013.
He obtained his PhD in Physics from Yale University in 2019. He was awarded the D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics in 2019 and the Princeton Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020.
Currently, he works with Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Yale College Prize Teaching Fellowship for his work in PHYS 171 (University Physics for the Life Sciences).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Rovny teaches courses on Physics.

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By Avril L. on 01. March 2024 for Background of Enzymatic Reactions – Enzyme Catalysis

Me encantó como lo ha explicado, paso a paso, de manera detallada y concisa. He aprendido mucho gracias a este video, ¡gracias!

Clear lesson
By Jeena Q. on 08. December 2023 for Perfect Enzyme and Lineweaver Burk Plot – Enzyme Classification

This lesson is explained very well! It's clear to me what Lineweaver-Burk plot means and how enzymes are most efficient when they have high Kcat/low Km

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By Mahnoor . on 03. December 2023 for Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

I like all videos & I want to more teach you about this and your lectures is so brilliant

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Dr. Ahern is amazing at linking what he's about to teach to previous videos.