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Ch 6: Chemical Compounds

About This Chapter

The Chemical Compounds chapter of this Physical Chemistry Help and Review course is the simplest way to master chemical compounds. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of chemical compounds.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering chemical compounds material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn chemical compounds. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding chemical compounds
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about chemical compounds
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Chemical Compounds chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a chemical compounds unit of a standard physical chemistry course. Topics covered include:

  • Ions
  • Ionic compounds
  • Simply binary, transition metal and polyatomic ion compounds
  • Binary and polyatomic compounds
  • Covalent compounds

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Chemical Compounds
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.

Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

2. Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

In this lesson, you'll learn about ionic compounds and how they form. Additionally, you'll learn the properties of ionic compounds, such as their high melting and boiling points, their ability to conduct electricity, and the fact that they form crystals.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

6. 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.

Creating Solutions by Combining Elements & Compounds

7. Creating Solutions by Combining Elements & Compounds

When elements and compounds physically combine, we get mixtures. But sometimes we can't tell just by looking at something that it's a mixture because the components are so well mixed. When this happens, we have solutions.

Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

8. Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

Everything on Earth is made of atoms, and sometimes they combine to form new groups of atoms. The sky is the limit when it comes to these combinations, which account for the vast number of things we find in our natural world.

What Are Chromophores & Auxochromes? - Definitions & Types

9. What Are Chromophores & Auxochromes? - Definitions & Types

This lesson explains the parts of a molecule responsible for color: chromophores and auxochromes. Chromophores and auxochromes are defined and identified, and examples of both are given.

What is a Haworth Projection? - Definition, Formula & Examples

10. What is a Haworth Projection? - Definition, Formula & Examples

We often need simple ways to depict molecules while still keeping the important information such as stereochemistry of the bonds. Haworth projections do this with cyclic sugar molecules.

Newman Projections, Sawhorse Representations & Wedge & Dash Models

11. Newman Projections, Sawhorse Representations & Wedge & Dash Models

By looking at something from multiple perspectives we can understand different things about it. In this lesson we will learn about the Newman projections, the sawhorse representations, and the wedge and dash models for representing chemical molecules.

What is Sodium Bisulfite? - Formula, Calculation & Hazards

12. What is Sodium Bisulfite? - Formula, Calculation & Hazards

Sodium bisulfite is an inorganic salt that is also known as sodium hydrogen sulfite. In this lesson, we'll go through how its formula is determined, calculate its molar mass and discuss any potential hazards associated with it.

Alkenyl Halide: Structure, Synthesis, Reactions & Examples

13. Alkenyl Halide: Structure, Synthesis, Reactions & Examples

In this lesson we will learn what an alkenyl halide is, how they are made, and how they can be used. We will look at specific examples of the reactions to form alkenyl halides.

Organic & Inorganic Azides: Definition, Reactions & Uses

14. Organic & Inorganic Azides: Definition, Reactions & Uses

In this lesson, we will be learning about both organic and inorganic azides by discussing their definition, what unique reactions they can be utilized for, and finally, some of the important applications they find use in.

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