Ch 19: ASVAB: Chemical Reactions & Bonding

About This Chapter

Study the chemical reactions and bonding subject matter in this chapter to be set for any relevant questions that pop up on the ASVAB. You'll develop a solid grip on the material through the array of video lessons across the chapter.

ASVAB: Chemical Reactions & Bonding - Chapter Summary

The main types of chemical reactions and the ways in which to write and balance chemical equations are explored in this chapter. Use it for your ASVAB prep. The many lessons you'll see in the chapter also acquaint you with:

  • The building of compounds and molecules from elements
  • Ion formation and predicting ion charge
  • Organic molecules: functional groups
  • Neutralization
  • Acid-base reactions
  • Creating mixtures by combining elements and compounds
  • Solvents and solutions,
  • Solutes
  • Acids and bases according to Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis
  • Calculating pH for acidic and basic solutions

Check out the short video lessons for a fun way to become familiar with the content covered by our professional instructors. The chapter's practice quizzes that go along with each lesson help you establish your understanding of the material.

Objectives of the ASVAB: Chemical Reactions & Bonding Chapter

The ASVAB's purpose is to find out how well-suited a person is for the military based on their competencies. Any of the test items that you encounter on the ASVAB that focus on the Chemical Reactions & Bonding chapter will be multiple-choice. Whether you're taking the computerized or paper-based ASVAB, the General Science subtest will house any questions related to this chapter.

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: ASVAB: Chemical Reactions & Bonding
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

1. Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

Learn how ions are formed using the octet rule. Use the periodic table to predict the charge an atom will have when it becomes an ion. Learn whether an ion is a cation or anion and how to write the formula depending on what charge the ion has.

Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

2. Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

Learn what an organic compound is and how their functional groups affect them. Identify the different types of functional groups including alcohols, alkyl halides, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, carboxylic acids and esters.

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.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

4. 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.

Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

5. 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.

Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

6. 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.

Common Chemical Reactions and Energy Change

7. 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.

Neutralization and Acid-Base Reactions

8. Neutralization and Acid-Base Reactions

From this lesson, you will understand the neutralization process between acids and bases. Learn how a hydroxide ion from a base reacts with a hydronium ion from an acid to neutralize each other and form water. Discover what conjugate acids and bases are and what the definition of amphoteric is.

The pH Scale: Calculating the pH of a Solution

9. The pH Scale: Calculating the pH of a Solution

Learn the history of the pH scale, how to describe it and why it is used by scientists. Discover how to calculate the pH of an acid or base solutions given either the hydroxide ion concentration or the hydronium ion concentration. Learn how to start with the pH and calculate the hydroxide and hydronium ion concentrations.

The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases

10. 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.

Spontaneous Reaction: Definition & Examples

11. Spontaneous Reaction: Definition & Examples

Ordinary, everyday things, such as salt dissolving in water, ice melting, and fruit ripening, are examples of spontaneous reactions that we normally encounter. What are spontaneous reactions? We will cover the topic in this lesson.

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