About This Chapter
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 95 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the GED Science: Help and Review course
- Scientific Study Skills and Foundations: Help and Review
- The Periodic Table, Atoms and Elements: Help and Review
- GED Science - Chemical Reactions, Acids, and Bases: Help and Review
- GED Science - Nuclear Energy: Help and Review
- GED Science - Energy and Heat: Help and Review
- GED Science - Mechanics: Help and Review
- GED Science - Sound and Light Waves: Help and Review
- GED Science - Electricity: Help and Review
- GED Science - Magnetism: Help and Review
- GED Science - Biomolecules: Help and Review
- GED Science - Cell Biology: Help and Review
- GED Science - The Cell Cycle and Cell Division: Help and Review
- Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration: Help & Review
- GED Science - Classification of Organisms: Help and Review
- GED Science - Genetics and Evolution: Help and Review
- GED Science - Animal Reproduction and Development: Help and Review
- GED Science - The Reproductive System: Help and Review
- GED Science Organ Systems: Help and Review
- GED - Endocrine, Immune & Nervous Systems: Help & Review
- GED Science - Health Issues and Concerns: Help and Review
- GED Science - Nutrition & Physical Activity: Help and Review
- GED Science - Ecology: Help and Review
- GED Science - Animal Behavior: Help and Review
- GED Science - Genetic Engineering Basics: Help and Review
- GED Science - Earth Science and Geology: Help and Review
- GED Science - Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure: Help and Review
- GED Science - Minerals and Rocks: Help and Review
- GED Science - Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift: Help and Review
- GED Science - Oceanography: Help and Review
- GED Science - Astronomy: Help and Review
- GED Science - Meteorology: Help and Review
- GED Science - Weather and Storms: Help and Review
- GED Science - The Atmosphere: Help and Review
- GED Science - Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis: Help and Review