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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an experimental laboratory chemistry unit of a standard AP chemistry course. Topics covered include:
- Units and conversions of the metric system
- Unit conversion
- Significant figures in calculations
- Scientific notation
- Accuracy and safety rules for chemistry lab experiments
- Chemistry lab equipment
- Identification of chemicals in a solution
1. The Metric System: Units and Conversion
Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.
2. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis
How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.
3. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation
Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.
4. Chemistry Lab Safety & Accuracy Procedures & Equipment
Working safely and collecting accurate data are the two most important parts of working in a chemistry lab. This lesson will give tips so you can succeed in both areas.
5. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More
When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.
6. How to Identify Chemicals in Solution: Test Methods & Materials
Do you have a mysterious solution sitting around? Learn to identify it using one of the following methods: through precipitation, using conduction, using a flame test, using an acid-base indicator and observing the color of the solution.
7. Accepted Value: Definition & Formula
Learn the definition of accepted value in terms of accepted value versus experimental value, as well as the formula associated with accepted value, experimental value and percentage error. Then take a brief quiz to test your new knowledge.
Chemistry Lab Equipment Flashcards
Chemistry labs are full of specialized tools that you can use to conduct different types of experiments. These flashcards will help you identify the most common equipment found in the lab.
9. Electrochemical Salt Bridge: Definition & Purpose
Electrochemical cells generate electric current and are similar to a battery. A salt bridge is a vital component to the cell, and the cell won't function without it. In this lesson, we will go through what purpose the salt bridge serves in the electrochemical cell.
10. Electrochemical Salt Bridge: Function & Preparation
Galvanic cells are a type of battery. In order for the galvanic cell to function properly an electrochemical salt bridge is required. In this lesson, we will discuss the function of the salt bridge and how to prepare one.
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- AP Chemistry: Equilibrium: Help and Review
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