Ch 3: Chapter 3: States of Matter

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The States of Matter chapter of this Prentice Hall Physical Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential physical science lessons of the states of matter. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the States of Matter textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Physical Science's States of Matter chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the states of matter topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Four states of matter
  • Phase diagrams and heating curves
  • Kinetic theory of matter
  • Properties of solids, liquids and gases

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5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Chapter 3: States of Matter
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States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

1. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

Phase Changes and Heating Curves

2. Phase Changes and Heating Curves

Learn the phases - gas, liquid, solid and plasma. Learn what a phase diagram is and what terms describe the movement between phases: melting, sublimating, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and deposition. Discover why heating curves have plateaus, what a phase transition is, and what happens during this transition.

The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

3. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

4. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

What makes a gas ideal? What types of characteristics do ideal gases have? In this lesson, we will discuss the many characteristics of gases and how knowing the microscopic properties of gas particles will help you understand the macroscopic properties of a gas.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

5. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

This lesson explores the kinetic molecular theory and how it pertains to the properties of solids and liquids. You'll learn the properties of solids and liquids, discover the types of intermolecular attractions that occur between them and gain an understanding how phase changes happen.

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