MCAT Basics Podcast

MCAT Basics: Electrochemistry

This MCAT podcast covers electrochemistry. First, I give an intro to electrochemical cells where I talk about galvanic vs electrolytic cells, concentration cells, the structure of an electrochemical cell, reduction/oxidation, directionality of electron flow, and a mnemonic I use to keep it all straight. Next, I talk about some thermochemistry regarding electrochemical cells, like Gibbs free energy and the nerds equation (as it applies to a concentration cell). Last, I discuss several applications of electrochemistry including electroplating.

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Thanks for listening!

Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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