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Dr Banks's Website

Dr. Banks recently retired from the Chemistry Department at the College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas tel. 1 242 302 4438.

He can still be reached at fbanks[at]cob.edu.bs - use the ampersand, @, instead of [at].  (This is to defeat "bots".)

 This page was last updated on 30-Apr-13

Dr. Banks's Timetable 01-2013

College timetable

Free Chemistry Software
Free Maths Software

Royal Society of Chemistry

Online College Classes
(free courses, textbooks and other materials! In particular this textbook, suitable for Chem 135 and Chem 225.)

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How to enter special chemistry symbols
e.g.  ⇌, variously described as the Rightwards Harpoon Over Leftwards Harpoon
symbol, the equilibrium symbol, or the reversible symbol. (Note: some browsers may not display the symbol properly.)

Keyboard short-cuts for Microsoft's Equation Editor

Chem 225 - 01-2013


Mark sheet - final grades



How to deal with exam nerves

Recent research has shown that spending 10 minutes writing down your fears before the exam can move you up a grade on the average.

How to study for your exams

This article  in New Scientist magazine tells you the most effective seven techniques to bone up for that text!  (As shown by psychological experiments.)


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The PISA survey of achievement in science teaching - 43 countries.
Note how low the US scores!  Why do we copy them?