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Ch 3: GED Science - Compounds and Chemical Bonds: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Compounds and Chemical Bonds chapter of this GED Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn about compounds and chemical bonds. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of compounds and chemical bonds.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering GED science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn GED science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding elements and molecules or compounds and chemical bonds
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about compounds and chemical bonds
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the compounds and chemical bonds chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the compounds and chemical bonds chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any compounds or chemical bonds question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a compounds and chemical bonds unit of a standard GED science course. Topics covered include:

  • Relationships between elements, molecules and compounds
  • Process of combining elements and compounds to create mixtures
  • Solution creation process
  • Covalent bonds
  • Ionic bonds

17 Lessons in Chapter 3: GED Science - Compounds and Chemical Bonds: Help and Review
Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

1. Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

Everything on Earth is made of atoms, and sometimes they combine to form new groups of atoms. The sky is the limit when it comes to these combinations, which account for the vast number of things we find in our natural world.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

2. Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

Do you really know what's in your tap water? It's not just water - it's a mixture of many different things. In fact, most things are mixtures of different elements and compounds that are physically joined together.

Creating Solutions by Combining Elements & Compounds

3. Creating Solutions by Combining Elements & Compounds

When elements and compounds physically combine, we get mixtures. But sometimes we can't tell just by looking at something that it's a mixture because the components are so well mixed. When this happens, we have solutions.

Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

4. Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

Mom always said that sharing is caring. This lesson will explore how electrons affect the chemical reactivity of atoms and specifically the merits of sharing electrons.

Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

5. Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

Did you know that the scientific name for table salt is sodium chloride? Find out how sodium and chlorine atoms come together to form your favorite seasoning.

Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent

6. Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent

Are you confused about how you can tell what kind of bond two atoms will form? This lesson will help you understand the difference between polar and nonpolar covalent bonds as well as how to predict how two atoms will interact.

Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

7. Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

This lesson is going to define and discuss for you important concepts behind hydrogen bonding. You'll learn when and why these bond occurs and which atoms are often involved.

CFCs: Definition, Properties & Uses

8. CFCs: Definition, Properties & Uses

This lesson covers the properties and uses of CFCs and will explain some of the unintended consequences of CFCs. This lesson will also cover regulation of CFCs.

Double Bond: Definition, Formation & Example

9. Double Bond: Definition, Formation & Example

In the world of shared electrons, double bonds are generally doubly strong. In this lesson, learn what a double bond is and how double bonds form. Enhance your understanding with examples of compounds that contain double bonds, then quiz yourself on your new knowledge.

Electron Affinity: Definition, Trends & Equation

10. Electron Affinity: Definition, Trends & Equation

When an electron is added to an atom, a change in energy occurs. This change in energy is what we call the electron affinity. In this lesson, we will discuss electron affinity and its general trend in the periodic table.

Empirical Formula: Definition, Steps & Examples

11. Empirical Formula: Definition, Steps & Examples

Ever wondered how we know the formula of a chemical compound? In this lesson, we will learn how to determine the empirical formula and the steps in calculating it.

Excited State in Chemistry: Definition & Overview

12. Excited State in Chemistry: Definition & Overview

This lesson defines excited states of electrons within atoms and their significance in chemistry. Learn about this state, see several examples, and complete the brief quiz.

Facts About Water Molecules: Structure & Properties

13. Facts About Water Molecules: Structure & Properties

Water is more unique than you might think, despite the huge quantities available on our planet. This lesson explores the structure of water and how it contributes to the properties we find so useful.

Force of Attraction: Formula & Concept

14. Force of Attraction: Formula & Concept

In this lesson, you will learn about the force of attraction and the kinds of forces that cause attraction. You will learn the formulas for these forces and learn how to calculate the force of attraction in each case, and learn about the properties of each force of attraction.

Gas Giants: Definition & Explanation

15. Gas Giants: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson you will learn about the group of planets composed mainly of gas, called the gas giants. You will read about theories regarding their formation, common properties of the group of gas giants and information specific to each gas giant planet.

Geometric Isomers: Definition & Examples

16. Geometric Isomers: Definition & Examples

This lesson provides a definition of geometric isomers, explains how they arise, and how to identify them. In addition to basic examples from chemistry, the lesson shares more complex examples from biochemistry to show how prevalent and vital geometric isomers are.

Pentane: Formula, Structure & Uses

17. Pentane: Formula, Structure & Uses

Did you know that pentane is found in the gasoline you use to power your vehicle? Keep reading to learn more about pentane, its formula, structure, and uses.

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