Preparation of alkyl halides from alcohols | Organic chemistry | Khan Academy

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In this video we’re going to see how to prepare alkyl halides from alcohols. And so if we start with this alcohol over here on the left, and we add SOCl2, which is called thionyl chloride, and pyridine to it. We’re going to substitute a chlorine atom for the OH group. And this mechanism occurs […]

The Stop Drinking Expert: Alcohol Lied to Me Updated And Extended Edition

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When I wrote the book alcohol lied to me I had no idea the impact it would make to problem drinkers around the world. I certainly had no idea it would end up helping hundreds of thousands of people out of the miserable loop of alcoholism. I only wanted to document how I had finally […]

Is Chinese Wine Any Good? | Episode #22

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What is up guys? Julien Miquel here of Social Vignerons. Welcome back to another wine video. Today, I’m pleased to announce that I’m tasting some wines from China. A very first first China wine tasting for me. This is Episode #22 of the Tasting with Julien series. China of course is the big superpower that […]

Red Bull: The Real Story Behind the Can

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You’ve probably had that feeling when you’re tired, but you’ve got to stay awake, so you pop open an energy drink and boom, you’re hit by that familiar rush of energy. It’s this feeling that has given rise to an industry worth approximately 64.7 billion dollars as of 2015, and so this week’s Behind the […]

UW Healthy reflects on first year of ban on sugary beverages

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UW clinical nutritionist Amy Mihm talks about the first year of UW Health’s ban on sugary beverages.

Alcohol Taste Test: Spot The Non-Alcoholic Beer | Ft. Sonali & Akshay | Ok Tested

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Excuse me, dude. Can I get one? I’M SO SORRY! Why do we call Beer ‘Beer’? Why don’t we call it a? Why are you doing these alcohol videos, bro? We look like a couple of drunks, don’t we? We look like drunkards, stoners; we look like all those types, but we aren’t. That’s because […]

Orgo 1 Practice Exam Q2 Retrosynthesis Secondary Halogen to Primary Alcohol

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Leah here from and in this video I’ll be solving the Orgo 1 Final exam question 2. You can download the exam and solutions on my website In question 2 we’re told to fill in the missing reagents to bring about this transformation. The two questions you have to ask yourself with any […]

Winecast: Uruguayan Wine and Tannat

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Hello everybody and welcome to the wine cast. In this cast I’m experimenting with a slightly different format in which I’m combining a wine region and a grape varietal into one cast. The idea for trying things this way came at the request of a viewer who wanted me to talk about either Uruguay or […]

Wine Country Cast Samples Wines of the World (feat. Amy Poehler) | Netflix Is A Joke

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We are going to taste some wines from around the world and we are going to decide what we like. Unfortunately, Paula couldn’t make it She’s going to join us remotely. Hi Paula! Hi Paula! Hi guys! First up is this hearty cab from Napa Valley. I could smell this literally all day I just […]

What MDMA Feels Like

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we do not promote the use of legal or illegal psychoactive substances this video has been created strictly for harm reduction purposes it needs to be known that I do not condone the illegal consumption of MDMA also called ecstasy XTC M II seen Molly Mandy Adam me or a slew of other bizarre name […]