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Ch 3: Inorganic Chemistry Review for High School Biology: Tutoring Solution

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The Inorganic Chemistry Review chapter of this High School Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about inorganic chemistry. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the inorganic chemistry laws, components and reactions required in a typical high school biology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand how elements come together to build other things.
  • Name the foundational elements of life.
  • Define atoms.
  • Describe the function of an electron shell.
  • Discuss the properties of different types of chemical bonds.
  • List the properties of water.
  • Understand the relationships between solutions, solvents and solutes.
  • Learn the relationships between osmosis, diffusion and saturation.
  • Describe the properties of acids and bases.
  • Become familiar with the laws of thermodynamics.
  • Write and balance chemical reactions.
  • Discuss what happens in redox reactions.
  • Explain hydrolysis, dehydration and ionic reactions.
  • Define ionic compounds.
  • Learn about anabolism and catabolism.
  • Describe the properties of weak acids, weak bases and buffers.

20 Lessons in Chapter 3: Inorganic Chemistry Review for High School Biology: Tutoring Solution
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.

The Foundational Elements of Life

2. The Foundational Elements of Life

Living things are complex products of their environments. They are made of a number of different natural elements, many of which are essential to survival. Because of this, they are considered foundational elements and they support life on Earth as we know it.

The Atom

3. The Atom

Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?

The Electron Shell

4. The Electron Shell

You may be familiar with the role of electrons in electrical devices, but did you know that electrons also determine the chemical reactivity of everything around you?

Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

Have you ever been curious about why table salt dissolves in water? Well, watch this video and amaze your friends with your knowledge of hydrogen bonds and intermolecular interactions.

Properties of Water

9. Properties of Water

Why does ice float? Why can water rise on its own against gravity in a small tube? Find out how these mysterious properties of water can be explained by hydrogen bonds.

Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

10. 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.

Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

11. Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

The cells in our bodies are in constant flux through the processes of osmosis and diffusion. Learn about how saturation levels force change, and why we're lucky they do.

Acids and Bases

12. Acids and Bases

Have you ever wondered how we measure the acidity of liquids? Check out this lesson to see how acids and bases are measured on a pH scale and how they relate to neutral solutions, such as water.

The Laws of Thermodynamics

13. The Laws of Thermodynamics

Need a good excuse for why your room is never clean? Try telling Mom that you're just following one of the laws of thermodynamics. Check out this lesson to learn more.

How to Write and Balance Chemical Reactions

14. How to Write and Balance Chemical Reactions

Halloween glo sticks, firecrackers, table salt and the transport of CO2 waste in the body - what do they all have in common? They are all made possible by chemical reactions.

Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples

15. Redox (Oxidation-Reduction) Reactions: Definitions and Examples

This short video will explain oxidation-reduction reactions, or redox reactions for short. The focus is on how electrons are transferred during redox reactions. Learn some neat mnemonic devices to help you remember when an atom is oxidizing or reducing.

Hydrolysis and Dehydration: Definitions & Examples

16. Hydrolysis and Dehydration: Definitions & Examples

Water is an important component of cellular processes. Two of these processes, dehydration and hydrolysis, help your body build large molecules from small ones and break down large ones into usable components.

What Are Ionic Compounds? - Definition, Examples & Reactions

17. What Are Ionic Compounds? - Definition, Examples & Reactions

Ionic compounds are a common, yet special type of chemical compound. In this video lesson, you will learn about their formation and structure and see examples of compounds formed by ions.

Anabolism and Catabolism: Definitions & Examples

18. Anabolism and Catabolism: Definitions & Examples

Metabolism breaks down large molecules like food into usable energy. This energy drives bodily processes critical to survival. In this video lesson, you will learn about the two forms of metabolism that break down and build up molecules and see examples of each.

Weak Acids, Weak Bases, and Buffers

19. Weak Acids, Weak Bases, and Buffers

This lesson covers both strong and weak acids and bases, using human blood as an example for the discussion. Other concepts discussed included conjugate acids and bases, the acidity constant, and buffer systems within the blood.

Hydrolysis: Definition, Reaction, Equation & Example

20. Hydrolysis: Definition, Reaction, Equation & Example

Have you ever wondered why the hydrolysis reaction is used to break table sugar, or sucrose, into glucose and fructose sugars? Continue reading to learn about the hydrolysis reaction, including examples of different types of hydrolysis reactions.

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