Chemistry: Using Charles Law (Algebraic Manipulation to Solve for A Variable)

Here we lightly discuss the chemistry concept of Charles’s Law. We solve a simple problem and focus on using a logical problem solving approach to answering these types of questions. We will also use this logical approach to check our answer and then verify it.

Dimensional Analysis: Going from meters per second to here and now

Here, we will first laugh at my attempts to add levity to a dull title like Dimensional Analysis. I realize my”edgy” title giving abilities leave something to be desired and will be kept to a minimum. Anyway, on a more useful note, we will discuss the ideas needed to navigate a word problem using the idea of related rates or ratios that are multiplied as factors to render an appropriate answer. The main idea is to understand what is asked of you in the problem and then use your own cunning to to find related data that articulates (or dis-articulates) a given problem and its native unit format to an intelligible solution.