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1. CFCs: Definition, Properties & Uses
This lesson covers the properties and uses of CFCs and will explain some of the unintended consequences of CFCs. This lesson will also cover regulation of CFCs.
2. Double Bond: Definition, Formation & Example
In the world of shared electrons, double bonds are generally doubly strong. In this lesson, learn what a double bond is and how double bonds form. Enhance your understanding with examples of compounds that contain double bonds, then quiz yourself on your new knowledge.
3. Electron Affinity: Definition, Trends & Equation
When an electron is added to an atom, a change in energy occurs. This change in energy is what we call the electron affinity. In this lesson, we will discuss electron affinity and its general trend in the periodic table.
4. Empirical Formula: Definition, Steps & Examples
Ever wondered how we know the formula of a chemical compound? In this lesson, we will learn how to determine the empirical formula and the steps in calculating it.
5. Excited State in Chemistry: Definition & Overview
This lesson defines excited states of electrons within atoms and their significance in chemistry. Learn about this state, see several examples, and complete the brief quiz.
6. Geometric Isomers: Definition & Examples
This lesson provides a definition of geometric isomers, explains how they arise, and how to identify them. In addition to basic examples from chemistry, the lesson shares more complex examples from biochemistry to show how prevalent and vital geometric isomers are.
7. Pentane: Formula, Structure & Uses
Did you know that pentane is found in the gasoline you use to power your vehicle? Keep reading to learn more about pentane, its formula, structure, and uses.
8. Capillary Action of Water: Definition & Examples
Capillary action is an important ability of water to move through other materials. Water is not the only liquid that can do this, but its properties make it better at capillary action than most other substances.
9. Conversion Factor in Chemistry: Definition, Formula & Practice Problems
After finishing this lesson, you will be able to define and describe conversion factors and explain how to use conversion factors to convert units in chemistry problems.
10. Density: Definition, Formula & Practice Problems
In this lesson, you'll learn about density, the way in which density can be calculated from mass and volume, and that density of substances are constant. You'll get to calculate densities of various materials in different situations.
11. Glycosidic Bond: Definition & Formation
In this lesson, we'll learn what glyosidic bonds are and how they form. We'll see that glycosidic bonds come in different types (O-linked and N-linked), and examples of each will be given. Lastly, we'll learn where glycosidic bonds are commonly found in living organisms.
12. What is Melting Point? - Definition, Range & Determination
What makes things melt? Why do some substances melt all at once, while others seem to take forever? And how do you measure the exact temperature at which something melts? We'll answer these questions as we explore an important physical property of a compound: its melting point.
13. Heptane: Structure, Uses & Formula
Discover the structure, physical properties, sources, and uses of the saturated hydrocarbon heptane (C7H16). Learn about heptane's vital role in establishing the octane rating scale for gasoline.
14. Homogeneous Mixture: Definition & Examples
We use many types of mixtures in everyday life. In this lesson, you will learn about a type of mixture known as a homogeneous mixture so you will be able to identify them in the future.
15. Hydrogen Chloride: Formula, Structure & Properties
Hydrochloric acid is a strong acid that contains a hydrogen and a chlorine atom per molecule. It is an important acid commercially and biologically, and this lesson will discuss the properties of HCl that contribute to these uses.
16. Hydrogen Fluoride: Uses & Formula
Hydrogen fluoride is a chemical molecule formed from the covalent bonding of hydrogen and fluorine atoms. This article discusses the many uses of hydrogen fluoride, as well as the potential dangers of exposure to this chemical.
17. Nonane: Structure & Uses
Discover the structure, sources, and uses of the saturated hydrocarbon nonane (C9H20). Learn about nonane's physical properties and its impact on humans and environment.
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