Ch 6: Chapter 6: The Structure of Matter - Holt Physical Science With Earth & Space Science

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The Structure of Matter chapter of this Holt Physical Science with Earth and Space Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the structure of matter. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with The Structure of Matter textbook chapter.

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  • 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:

  • Biochemical, organic, covalent, and ionic compounds
  • Determining molecular formulas
  • Empirical formulas and percents
  • Ionic compound formulas
  • Metallic bonding and polyatomic ions
  • Ionic and covalent chemical bonds
  • Bond length and angle
  • Chemical structure and properties

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13 Lessons in Chapter 6: Chapter 6: The Structure of Matter - Holt Physical Science With Earth & Space Science
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Bond Length & Angle in Chemical Compounds

1. Bond Length & Angle in Chemical Compounds

In this lesson, we will learn about the structure of chemical compounds and chemical bonds. We will learn about the bond length and angle of chemical bonds.

How a Compound's Chemical Structure Affects Its Properties

2. How a Compound's Chemical Structure Affects Its Properties

In this lesson we will look at some examples of how drastically a chemical structure can affect the compound's properties. We will see how even slight changes in the chemical structure can make a difference.

Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

3. Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

Did you know that the scientific name for table salt is sodium chloride? Find out how sodium and chlorine atoms come together to form your favorite seasoning.

Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

4. Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

Mom always said that sharing is caring. This lesson will explore how electrons affect the chemical reactivity of atoms and specifically the merits of sharing electrons.

Metallic Bonding: The Electron-Sea Model & Why Metals Are Good Electrical Conductors

5. Metallic Bonding: The Electron-Sea Model & Why Metals Are Good Electrical Conductors

Learn why metallic bonding is called the electron sea model. Discover why metals bond the way they do and why they are shiny, malleable and conduct electricity well.

Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

6. Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

This lesson defines Lewis dot structures and explains how to draw them for molecules in step-by-step detail. We'll also explore polyatomic ions and how to draw Lewis dot structures for them.

Naming Ionic Compounds: Simple Binary, Transition Metal & Polyatomic Ion Compounds

7. Naming Ionic Compounds: Simple Binary, Transition Metal & Polyatomic Ion Compounds

An important part of dealing with chemical compounds is knowing how to refer to them. Learn how to name all ionic compounds, including simple binary compounds, compounds containing transition metals and compounds containing polyatomic ions.

Writing Ionic Compound Formulas: Binary & Polyatomic Compounds

8. Writing Ionic Compound Formulas: Binary & Polyatomic Compounds

In this lesson, you will learn how to write the chemical formulas for both binary ionic compounds and polyatomic ionic compounds when you are given only the name of the compound. You will see that it is actually quite simple when you learn the steps described in this lesson.

Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

9. Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

Learn about covalent bonds, how covalent compounds are formed and the properties inherent to covalent compounds, such as low melting and boiling points, in this lesson. Also, learn what rules to follow to name simple covalent compounds.

Calculating Percent Composition and Determining Empirical Formulas

10. Calculating Percent Composition and Determining Empirical Formulas

Learn the difference between the empirical formula and chemical formula. Learn how to calculate the percent composition of an element in a compound. Learn how, if given a percent composition, to determine the empirical formula for a compound.

Using Atoms and Ions to Determine Molecular Formulas

11. Using Atoms and Ions to Determine Molecular Formulas

In this lesson, you will learn how atoms and ions determine molecular formulas. You will understand how molecular formulas tell information about the type and quantity of atoms involved in a molecule. Lastly, we will discuss how to write a molecular formula for an ionic compound.

What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

12. What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

We are going to learn about some of the simple organic compounds that exist in our world. This lesson covers the types, groups and general formulas of simple organic compounds.

Biochemical Compounds: Definition & Classes

13. Biochemical Compounds: Definition & Classes

Biochemical compounds sound very impressive, but what are they? Learn about biochemical compounds, the classes of biochemical compounds, and how they are essential to life. Then see what you've learned by taking a quiz.

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