Unique Nature of Water and Its Solutions

Unique Nature of Water and Its Solutions

by Adam Le Gresley, PhD, Thad Wilson, PhD

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

The unique properties of water have made it a subject of both study and fascination. It is deemed the "universal solvent" because of its ability to dissolve more substances than can any other solvent. This can be attributed to its polarity, which also makes it ideal as the primary content of the fluid compartments within the human body, enabling the free flow of charged ions without the threat of spontaneous bonding and damaging of structures.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the chemical characteristics of water as a solvent. For optimal comprehension, the student is expected to have a college-level understanding of chemistry and physics.

Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 0:59 h
  • Quiz questions 41
  • Concept Pages 7


Your Educators of course Unique Nature of Water and Its Solutions

 Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Dr. Adam Le Gresley is Professor of Organic Chemistry within the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kingston University in London, United Kingdom.
He obtained his PhD in supramolecular organic chemistry from the University of Surrey in 2004, and undertook his postdoctoral research on photolabile compounds at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, USA. Currently, he is Director of Research and Enterprise of the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy, and Chemistry at Kingston University. An experienced lecturer, Dr. Le Gresley has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at Kingston University since 2009.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Le Gresley teaches courses on Chemistry.

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Physiology.

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Excellent walkthrough of the complexities of Acid-Base calculations
By Stephen F. on 06. January 2024 for Calculation Examples – Acid-Base Reactions

These calculations were very thorough in presenting the systematic approach to breaking down Acid-Base reactions. It's almost stoichiometric, just with different underlying equations. Review questions were challenging, and the situation of having coefficients in the calculations (i.e. in the polyprotic case) we're covered explicitly

i like it
By Silvia S. on 26. July 2023 for Review of [H⁺] and pH

ok me gusto mucho esta leccion , gracias por hacer lecturio para estudiar

Needs more detail
By Neuer N. on 14. April 2022 for Equilibrium – Acid-Base Reactions

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.

Very good explanation
By Druti B. on 21. December 2020 for Equilibrium – Acid-Base Reactions

The explanation was quite detailed without leaving the basics. Good illustrations as well.