Tutorial Materials and Resources by Professor Gary L. Bertrand
Improvement of Reading
Speed and Retention:

A Self-Study Program  

Problem- Solving: Discussion


Review of Mathematical Skills:Self-Tests and Tutorials


Simple Algebra

Significant Digits

Scientific Notation

Significant Digits and Scientific Notation

Prefixes and Multipliers:

Multiplication, Division, and Roots in Scientific Notation:  Level 1

Multiplication, Division, and Roots in Scientific Notation:  Level 2

No-Frills Math for General Chemistry:
logarithms and pH

Chemical Names: Self-Tests and Tutorials



Ionic Compounds

Binary Molecular Compounds

Calculating Mass Percentage of an Element from Chemical Formula:  Self Testand Tutorial

Balancing Chemical Reactions: Minilesson

Balancing Chemical Reactions: Self-Test

 Level I
 Level 2
 Level 3

Introduction to Stoichiometry: Interactive Exercise

Stoichiometry:Self-Tests and Tutorials

 Level 1a: Simple Mole Ratios with Integral Amounts
 Level 1b: Simple Mole Ratios with Fractional Amounts
 Level 2a: Mole Ratios with Integral Amounts and Limiting Reagent
 Level 2b: Mole Ratios with Fractional Amounts and Limiting Reagent

Concentration Conversions:  Self-Test andTutorial

Diluting Solutions of Strong Acid: Self-Test and Tutorial

Mixing Solutions of Strong Acid and Strong Base: Self-Test and Tutorial

Forming Lewis Structures of Simple Molecules and Ions: Self-Test and Tutorial

Oxidation States: Self-Test and Tutorial

Balancing Oxidation-Reduction Reactions: Rules

Gas Laws: Self-Tests and Tutorials

Boyle's Law Problems
Charles' Law Problems with Absolute Temperature
Charles' Law Problems with Centigrade Temperatures
Ideal Gas Simulation  by Kirk Haines, John Gelder, and Michael Abraham Oklahoma State Univ.

Gas Phase Reactions - Pressure and Partial Pressures: Self-Tests and Tutorials

Gas Phase Reactions - Equilibrium:  Self-Test and Tutorial

Analogy to Chemical Equilibrium:  Tutorial and Simulation

Reaction Quotient:  Discussion
Reaction Quotient: Self-Tests
Reaction Quotient II:  Self Tests

LeChatelier's Principle: Discussion, Self-Test and Tutorial

Weak Acids and Bases: Self-Test and Tutorial

Solubility Product Constant (Ksp) Problems: Self-Tests and Tutorials

 Level 1: Calculate Ksp from Solubility
 Level 2: Calculate Solubility from Ksp
 Level 3: Calculate Solubility from Ksp with Common Ions

Electrochemistry: Self-Tests and Tutorials


Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data

Statistical Analysis of Weights and Volumes
of Randomly-Selected Glass Beads

Density and Buoyancy

Weighing Gases

Gas Laws  -  Simulated Experiment for Boyle's Law,
Charles' Law, Second Virial Coefficient

Qualitative Analysis:  Cations Group I

The Case of the Five Droppers
the classic "five bottles" experiment

Nuclear Decay and Neutron Activation Analysis

Conductivity of Ionic Solutions

Coffee-Cup Calorimeter

Drop Calorimeter - Determination of Heat Capacity

Bomb Calorimeter - Heats of Combustion

Vapor Pressure and Heat of Vaporization -
     Isoteniscope Method


Spectrophotometry - Guided Inquiry

Colorimetry - Guided Inquiry

Colorimetry - actual Experiment

Iodine Clock Reaction

Chemical Kinetics

Surface Tension -Capillary Rise Method

Thermodynamics of Batteries
Electrochemical Cells

Column Chromatography


Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR)

Dissolution Processes

Buoyancy Effects

Intermolecular Interactions

Bomb Calorimeter Assembly and Operation

Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics with Loren Hepler's Magic Jumping Beans


How to Measure Color

Energy, Entropy, and States of Matter


Could There Be Dark Matter That Permeates All Space
 1. A study of the properties that such matter must possess and how it might behave

GEMM Theory
 A detailed description of transformations between mass and radiant energy


Uncertainty Calculator  

Thermodynamic Study of Irreversible Adiabatic Processes
        Simulations of compression/expansion of ideal gases corrected for Kinetic Factors
        due to irreversibility.

Linear Least Squares Regression with Microsoft Excel

 Weighted Least Squares Regression  

Allows weighting of data based on uncertainties in Y and/or X. Allows mathematical transformation of data with propagation of uncertainties.

 Compost Calculator  

Calculates Mixing Ratios of various materials to achieve desired C/N ratio and/or Moisture Content