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Basics of Chemical Engineering - Chapter Summary
How much do you know about the basics of chemical engineering? This entertaining chapter can help you find out! Review the lessons from any computer, smartphone or tablet at your leisure to closely examine this topic. Enjoy the ability to learn from top instructors at home or on-the-go. Take advantage of quizzes and a chapter exam that enable you to test your knowledge of lesson concepts. If you have questions about topics covered in this chapter, be sure to send them to our experts. Once you've completed the lessons, you will be able to:
- Discuss organic compounds in chemistry
- Share your knowledge of volatile and nonvolatile solutes
- Define and describe rectification
- Explain the meaning of and understand the equation for saturation vapor pressure
1. Volatile Organic Compounds in Chemistry
Volatile Organic Compounds are compounds which have low boiling points and high pressure thresholds that allow them to evaporate quickly into the environment. Combining VOCs with particulate pollution and greenhouse gases (GHGs) significantly lowers air quality.
2. Volatile & Nonvolatile Solutes
In this lesson, we'll cover the key differences between volatile and non-volatile substances while learning about vapor pressure and Raoult's law along the way.
3. What is Rectification?
Rectification is the process of converting bidirectional current flow to unidirectional current flow. The process is of vital importance in many areas of circuit design, including radio communication and AC to DC power conversion.
4. Interstitial Solid Solution: Definition, Rules & Examples
This lesson will define interstitial solid solutions, give several examples, and explain the rules used to predict if two elements will form an interstitial solid solution.
5. Hume-Rothery Rules: Definition & Examples
This lesson introduces the concept of solid solutions, discusses the Hume-Rothery Rules, and explains how these rules can be used to predict if two elements will form a solid solution.
6. Substitutional Solid Solution: Definition, Rules & Examples
This lesson defines substitutional solid solutions, discusses how the Hume-Rothery Rules can be used to predict if two elements will form a substitutional solid solution, and provides some interesting examples of such substances.
7. Desalination: Definition & Process
Desalination is a water treatment process that turns salt water into fresh water. Learn why this could be useful, and examine the two broad processes involved in desalination systems.
8. What is Water Hardness? - Definition & Measurement
In this lesson, you will understand what makes water hard and why it is a concern. You'll also learn the units used for measuring hardness and the different measuring processes you can use at home.
9. What is Butanone? - Formula & Uses
What do gunpowder and wound sealants have in common? They are both produced thanks to a chemical compound called butanone. Find out more about this compound's formula, properties, and uses in this lesson.
10. What is Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)?
This lesson is going to define PVC. You'll learn what kind of plastic it is, what it's derived from, how it's made, its structure, as well as its uses in engineering and construction.
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