Atoms Of Fire

Full episodes

Season 1, Episode 7 (Proteins)

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Protein is intimately involved in life processes. In this program we look at amino acids, protein structure and introduce enzymes.

Season 1, Episode 6 (A Petrochemical World)

3.0 37 x
The huge reliance on petrochemicals, not only for fuels, but also for a multitude of compounds from plastics to insecticides.

Season 1, Episode 5 (Polymers And Plastics)

3.0 28 x
The story of the glucose polymers cellulose and starch. Why starch is digestible by humans but cellulose is not?; and the discovery of nitrocellulose and its importance. Definition of thermo plastics, thermosets, and more.

Season 1, Episode 3 (A Bit Of Bonding)

3.0 35 x
Basic introduction to electrons and the octet rule. Polar versus non polar bonds. Non-polar hydrocarbons are not soluble in water; the attachment of polar groups renders them so substitute groups create other families.

Season 1, Episode 2 (A Taste Of Hydrocarbons)

3.0 35 x
Carbon's place on the periodic table. Consolidation of valency. The logic of the alkane family. Alkane isomers. IUPAC name system. A brief look at other hydrocarbon families, alkenes, alkynes. The case of benzene.
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