The Map of Chemistry

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The entire field of  chemistry  summarised in 12mins from simple atoms to the molecules that keep you alive.This video was sponsored by The Great Courses Plus, start your free trial  and  help out this channel here

If you would like to buy a poster of this map, they are available here: chemistry 

I have also made a version available for educational use which you can find here:
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Errata  and  notes:
1. I got the Oxidising Agent  and  the Reducing Agent the wrong way around! Sodium is the Reducing agent  and  Chlorine is the Oxidising agent. My confusion was that when a sodium atom looses an electron it becomes oxidised, so in my simple brain, I called it the oxidising agent. That is wrong because the agent that oxidises the sodium is the chlorine atom  and  so the labels are the wrong way around. Doh!
2. I drew the hydrogen H2 molecule with a double bond but it should be a single bond because they are bonded with a single covalent bond.
3. Where I have drawn carbon dioxide, the carbon should have a double bond to each of the oxygens.
4. Apparently Feynman diagrams are not that useful for theoretical  chemistry , so perhaps that wasn’t the best choice for the illustration. The feedback in the comments from a real theoretical chemist is “All we deal with is shuffling around electrons, but many many many electrons, so a Feynman diagram would need to be huge but at the same time would be very very repetitive.”
5. In analytical  chemistry , I should have called it distillation rather than precipitation.
6. My definition of organic  chemistry  being about ‘life’ is not very good. I should have said that organic  chemistry  looks at compounds that contain carbon. But there are some compounds in inorganic  chemistry  that also contain carbon, like carbon dioxide so I guess I’d also have to state that inorganic  chemistry  is almost everything else.
7. I said that fuels are inorganic  chemistry  which is misleading when I drew a car next to it. My understanding is that there are inorganic fuels that don’t contain carbon, but obviously all the fuels we are familiar with are organic. I thought a picture of a car would tie a few things together elegantly, but it ended up giving the wrong impression. That’s okay, I’m still learning! 😀
8. In inorganic  chemistry , I should have stated that all natural minerals fall under inorganic  chemistry  so as not to be misleading, otherwise you might go way thinking that only man-made substances fall under inorganic  chemistry  which is not true. I said that ‘a lot of the inorganic compounds that are studied are man-made’ meaning that the cutting edge of research is mostly man-made substances.
9. Apparently water is not the most inflammable substance. I thought it was so that is interesting.
10. In the bonding section, hydrogen bonding  and  van der waals forces are technically inter molecular forces.

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Khalid Kira says:

Arabic Translation Please

Park Jimin says:

I really wanna be better in Chemistry but everytime I see something related to it, my head hurts like crazy. Help.

Женя says:

Натрий окислитель?!!!
То есть натрий ОКИСЛЯЕТ галоген?

alexandre Ferreira says:

B R A S I L 2019 tmj!!!

孙安琪 says:

i love these maps you draw,good job

BasarGTR says:

10:58 ya know what i mean 😉

M B says:

Amazing video from the way you narrate it as a story to the nice illustrations and the easy explanation great job

Birgitta Ervina says:

This is so amazing!

oversaintmusic says:

A map of english language would be great! <3

Ali Alhashemi says:

Great channel!
Looking forward to engineering map indeed

Praveen Kumar says:

💟 The best presentation of chemistry! 💟

Jamal Crawford says:

The oxidizing agent gets reduced, reduction is the gain of elections and vice versa for reducing agent @5:00 you have them backwards

Priscilla Jean says:

Do you have a Map of philosophy or does it fall under Map of science ?

Man Hei Chan says:

H2 double bond?!?!

Jude Ugwu says:

4:55 isn't sodium the reducing agent and chlorine the oxidising agent? Sodium being oxidised is what makes chlorine be reduced.

Iveroo says:

Look at this tiny dirt block XD

FlixStew says:

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't chlorine oxidant and sodium reductant? Not sure if the whole redox reaction part goes quite right?

sywaddr11 says:

Please, big bang is only a theory, a un- and can't be proofed theory😣😵

Taba Lyagio says:

Loved the detailed explanation of the chemistry map..btw here's some pun for you guys 10:58(Minecraft) 😉

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