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David C.

Brigham Young University


David C. Collins earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Weber State University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Brigham Young University in 2001. After a short stint as an assistant professor at Weber State University teaching forensic science, he worked as an assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado State University - Pueblo from 2003-2006. While in Colorado, he additionally worked summers as a visiting scientist at Palmar Technologies. Currently he teaches chemistry and conducts separation science research at Brigham Young University - Idaho. Publications include many scientific articles and forensic science educational material. David has a great interest in chemistry pedagogy. He was honored in 2005 with the Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and in 2013 with an Exemplary Faculty Award from Brigham Young University - Idaho.


Phd Analytical Chemistry
Brigham Young University
BS Chemistry
Weber State University

Topics Covered

Aqueous Equilibria
Chemical Bonding
Molecular Geometry
Chemical reactions and Stoichiometry
Intro to Chemistry
Atoms, Molecules and Ions
Nuclear Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Electronic Structure
Acid-Base Equilibria
Chemical Reactions
Nuclear Physics
Chemical Equilibrium
Introduction to organic chemistry
Organic compounds
Nonmetals Chemistry
Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Periodic Table properties
Functional Groups
Structure and Synthesis of Alcohols
Ketones and Aldehydes
Structure and Bonding
Synthetic Polymers
Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes
Alkyl Halides
Nucleophilic Substitution
Structure and Synthesis of Alkenes
Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
Infrared Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Transition Metals
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