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Molecules

MinuteEarth's field guide to the world of molecular representations.

This course was written by MinuteEarth, creators of YouTube videos that combine world-class explanations and visuals to help viewers understand complicated science.

The definition of a molecule is pretty simple: it's any group of atoms held together by chemical bonds. Because molecules can come in a huge variety of shapes and structures, scientists have come up with a wide range of diagrams and visual metaphors to represent them. These can feel overwhelming, and sometimes even contradictory. But we're here to help!

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  1. 1

    Introduction

    1. Chemistry Basics

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    Fundamentals

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      Chemical Formulas

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      Structural Formulas

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      Skeletal Formulas