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Ch 5: Types of Chemical Reactions: Help & Review

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The Types of Chemical Reactions chapter of this Analytical Chemistry Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the types of chemical reactions. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the types of chemical reactions.

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  • Have fallen behind in understanding the characteristics of decomposition, synthesis, precipitation, redox, single displacement and combustion reactions.
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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Types of Chemical Reactions chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • How do I balance a chemical equation?
  • What factors affect chemical reaction rates?
  • What are the differences between decomposition and synthesis reactions?
  • How do I predict precipitates in a precipitation reaction?
  • What are cathode and anode half-cell reactions?
  • How do I identify oxidizing and reducing agents in a redox reaction?
  • How do I predict the product of a single displacement reaction?
  • What does the chemical equation for a combustion reaction look like?
  • What are the Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions of acids and bases?

20 Lessons in Chapter 5: Types of Chemical Reactions: Help & Review
Common Chemical Reactions and Energy Change

1. Common Chemical Reactions and Energy Change

This lesson covers the five common types of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, single-replacement, double-replacement, and combustion. You will learn how to predict what kind of chemical reaction will occur. You'll also explore how matter is conserved, but energy can change.

Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

2. Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to balance a chemical reaction equation using the conservation of matter law. You'll also learn how to write both word and formula equations, what the subscripts after a letter mean and what the numbers in front of compounds mean.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors

3. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Modifying Factors

Why are some reactions much faster than others? Is it possible to change how fast a reaction occurs? In this lesson, you will learn what the rate of a chemical reaction is. You will also discover how factors such as temperature, concentration, surface area, and catalysts impact reaction rates.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

4. Rate of a Chemical Reaction: Effect of Temperature

Learn how temperature affects reaction rates. Discover the rate law as well as how the Arrhenius equation relates to the rate law and predicts the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction.

Decomposition and Synthesis Reactions

5. Decomposition and Synthesis Reactions

Learn how to write, identify and predict the products of simple synthesis and decomposition reactions. This includes the composition of reactions with oxygen, of two metals, and of metals with nonmetals, as well as the decomposition of metal carbonates, metal chlorates and metal hydroxides.

Dissociation Constant and Autoionization of Water

6. Dissociation Constant and Autoionization of Water

Learn the meaning of auto-ionization of water, sometimes called self-ionization, where water acts as a proton donor and acceptor to form both hydronium and hydroxide ions. Learn what the auto-ionization constant is and how to use it to determine the concentration of either hydroxide or hydronium ions in a solution when given the other value.

Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

7. Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

Discover what a coordinated compound is. Understand how bonding occurs in coordinated compounds and some of the possible shapes coordinated compounds can be. Learn the uses in nature and industry for coordinated compounds.

Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

8. Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

Learn what a precipitate is and predict when it will form in an aqueous chemical reaction, usually a double-replacement reaction. Learn what an ionic equation is, how it differs from a net ionic equation and how to write a net ionic equation.

Electrochemical Cells and Electrochemistry

9. Electrochemical Cells and Electrochemistry

Learn to identify the parts of and be able to describe an electrochemical cell, including the electrolyte, electrodes, anodes, and cathodes. Learn how to make a homemade lemon battery and how to diagram an electrochemical cell that will light a light bulb.

Assigning Oxidation Numbers to Elements in a Chemical Formula

10. Assigning Oxidation Numbers to Elements in a Chemical Formula

Learn the importance of oxidation in chemical reactions. Discover the rules for assigning oxidation numbers in both covalent compounds and ionic compounds. Learn how to assign the oxidation number for each element in a chemical formula.

Balancing Redox Reactions and Identifying Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

11. Balancing Redox Reactions and Identifying Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

Learn how to identify an oxidizing agent and a reducing agent and how the loss or gain of electrons applies to each one. Learn the relationship between an oxidized or reduced substance and the oxidizing or reducing agent associated with it. Discover what steps to take to balance a redox reaction.

The Activity Series: Predicting Products of Single Displacement Reactions

12. The Activity Series: Predicting Products of Single Displacement Reactions

Discover what a single replacement reaction is and how to identify it. Learn what chemical activity is, how that applies to an activity series table and how to predict the product of a single replacement reaction by referring to the activity series.

Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

13. Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

Learn how to write electrode half-reactions for cathodes and anodes. Discover how to calculate cell voltage potential when given a table of standard electrode potentials. Learn how to prevent corrosion using redox concepts and how to protect metal by cathodic protection.

Writing and Balancing Combustion Reactions

14. Writing and Balancing Combustion Reactions

Discover what a combustion reaction is as well as what reactants are needed and what products are produced. Learn to write and balance a combustion reaction. Through the concepts of bond energies, learn how to explain why combustion reactions are largely exothermic.

Acids and Bases

15. 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 Arrhenius Definition of Acids and Bases

16. The Arrhenius Definition of Acids and Bases

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of Arrhenius acids and bases, discover some of their chemical properties and learn some examples. You will also learn about the difference between strong and weak Arrhenius acids and bases.

The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases

17. The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases

Learn the Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions of an acid and base. Discover how these theories differ from each other and from the Arrhenius theory of an acid and base. Learn how to identify an acid in terms of proton donation and a base as a proton acceptor, and explain what a conjugate acid or base is.

Arrhenius Base: Definition, Theory & Examples

18. Arrhenius Base: Definition, Theory & Examples

What makes a solution a base? There are many ways that bases are defined and described. A scientist named Svante Arrhenius came up with a concept of a basic solution, which we refer to as an Arrhenius base, which is the focus of this lesson.

Cadmium: Definition, Facts & Uses

19. Cadmium: Definition, Facts & Uses

Cadmium is a naturally occurring chemical element. It is used in a variety of applications including corrosion-resistant coatings, paint pigments, and rechargeable batteries. Although cadmium has been widely used in industrial applications for over 150 years, only recently was the toxicity of this element realized.

Alka Seltzer and Water Chemical Reaction

20. Alka Seltzer and Water Chemical Reaction

In this experiment, you'll be learning about how temperature can affect the speed of acid base reactions. To do this, we'll be studying the reaction of Alka-Seltzer with water.

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