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Ch 4: Holt Physical Science Chapter 4: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures

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The Elements, Compounds and Mixtures chapter of this Holt Physical Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential physical science lessons on elements, compounds and mixtures. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Elements, Compounds and Mixtures textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Physical Science Elements, Compounds and Mixtures chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the elements, compounds and mixtures topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Chemical and physical properties of elements
  • How compounds and molecules are built from elements
  • Combined elements and compounds create mixtures
  • Methods of separating mixtures, including chromatography, distillation and filtration
  • Solutions, solutes and solvents
  • The rate of dissolution
  • Solubility and solubility curves

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11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Holt Physical Science Chapter 4: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
What Are Elements?

1. What Are Elements?

Look around you. What do you see? Elements are everywhere. They are the building blocks of all matter on Earth. In this lesson, we will discuss what an element is, how elements are written as symbols, and how elements are the building blocks of all matter.

Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

2. Physical & Chemical Properties of Elements: Metals, Nonmetals & Metalloids

Elements are elementary! They are simple substances that cannot be broken down. Learn how each element has its own unique set of physical and chemical properties, and how we use those properties to categorize them as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids.

How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements

3. How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements

Did you know that elements are like people and have different personalities? A few elements are very shy and love to be left alone. Others are very social and prefer to hang out with friends. In this lesson we will discuss how elements build molecules and compounds.

Physical & Chemical Properties of Compounds: Types & Examples

4. Physical & Chemical Properties of Compounds: Types & Examples

Compounds are made up of elements that are chemically joined. Like elements, compounds have properties that allow us to identify them. Learn about physical properties, like color, odor, melting point and boiling point, as well as chemical properties in this lesson.

How Compounds are Broken Down: Heat & Electricity

5. How Compounds are Broken Down: Heat & Electricity

Compounds can be broken down into smaller compounds or their basic elements by chemical change. Sometime this breakdown requires energy. Learn how some compounds are broken down with heat or electricity.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

6. 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.

Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

7. Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

What are some ways that mixtures can be separated? Watch this video to explore several examples of ways you can separate a mixture into its individual components.

Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

8. Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

Oh no! Your friend Ben just drank chili oil on a dare, and now his mouth is burning. Should he drink the ice water or vegetable oil to cool his mouth? Quick. Watch this lesson if you aren't sure.

The Rate of Dissolution: Factors and Definition

9. The Rate of Dissolution: Factors and Definition

Learn what dissolution is and the factors that affect the rate of dissolution, such as temperature, surface area, polarity and pressure. Learn what miscible and immiscible mean in regards to liquids.

Solubility and Solubility Curves

10. Solubility and Solubility Curves

Learn what solubility is as well as the definitions of 'saturated,' 'unsaturated' and 'supersaturated.' Learn how to determine the solubility of a substance in water by using a solubility curve. Discover the effects of pressure and temperature on the solubility of liquids, solids and gases.

Comparing Solutions, Suspensions & Colloids: Properties & Examples

11. Comparing Solutions, Suspensions & Colloids: Properties & Examples

With a few simple observations, you can classify a mixture as a solution, suspension or colloid. Learn how we use properties, such as visibility of particles, how light is affected and the ability of particles to settle out to classify mixtures.

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