Consider Me Your Backup Chemistry Teacher!


I want to help everyone get the most out of the rapid transition to remote learning across the nation (and world). To that end, I giving away my skeletal outlines for all of my curriculum videos. These notes are designed to follow along with my videos.

If you are in a bind and unable to get remote learning, there is no need for you to fall behind. Please download the pdfs and jump into the full year of content where ever you or your students left off!

A full introductory course… yours for the taking! 

Over the years, I’ve created over 100 short lessons covering most of the basics found in any introductory chemistry course organized into series/playlists here. This site allows you to tag videos to watch later, so you’ll never lose you place.

In the future, I plan to flesh out the curriculum with more examples and more content. And, since student cannot live on video alone, I plan to provide supplementary materials that you can print out to help you achieve your goals.

I don’t plan to spend a lot of time on at this point on topics exclusive to AP Chemistry or Organic Chemistry. I will certainly push into that content from time to time, but with the purpose of demonstrating and extending ideas fundamental to a solid INTRODUCTORY grasp of chemistry.

The best of what’s around.

There is a lot of chemistry content out there. Some good, some not so much. I’ve been digging through most of it over the last couple years and plan to share with you some of the best I’ve found. I’ll keep an eye out for different perspectives on the basics, great practice problems, cool ramifications, current events, even humor and music. All with the goal of moving you forward.

Who am I? 

My name is Mark Anticole. I am a National Board Certified high school chemistry teacher with close to twenty years of experience helping student through chemistry, but I’ve also taught some general science and physics. I’ve had the advantage of teaching in two different states, seen several curriculums, used many textbooks and observed many teaching styles. Working with students on a daily basis helps me maintain the perspective of the new student. As such I have a pretty good handle on where students run into problems and how to get them through it.

What’s with the name ‘Guillotined Chemistry’?

Well, the original name of my video channel was ‘Guillotined 18th Century Chemist Theatre’ in homage to the father of chemistry, Antoine Lavoisier. I always got a chuckle out of it, but it was a mouthful. And so, with the creation of this new site, I decided to streamline the name.

If there is anything that you would like to see, just leave a comment and I’ll do my best! Thanks again!