What is Physical Chemistry? - Definition & Examples Video


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Which of the following jobs is a physical chemist most likely to do?

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1. John is a chemist who likes to study why heat is released during a particular chemical reaction. What branch of chemistry does John belong to?

2. Which of the following is a primary goal within physical chemistry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is the perfect way to make sure you're understanding what constitutes physical chemistry and its components, with questions addressing the topic on both a foundational and example-specific level.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on numerous aspects of physical chemistry, including:

  • Jobs performed by physical chemists
  • Branches of chemistry and physical chemistry
  • Goals of physical chemistry
  • Instruments of physical chemistry

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the branches of chemistry and physical chemistry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goals of physical chemistry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions involving the jobs and instruments of physical chemistry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this sector of chemistry, you can review the accompanying lesson: What is Physical Chemistry? This lesson integrates the following objectives:

  • Define theories in a scientific context
  • Familiarize yourself with the branches of chemistry and their purposes
  • Discuss a physical chemistry application that measures light
  • Describe nanoparticles