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Chemical Nomenclature - Chapter Summary
This chapter's lessons review the correct names for various structures in chemistry, such as elements, ions and molecules. Other lessons look at chemical compounds and atoms. Our instructors mention examples in many lessons, as well. After watching the videos in this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Define elements
- Name types of isotopes
- Describe ions
- Explain the structure of a molecule
- Describe and give examples of chemical compounds
- List the parts of atoms
These brief, engaging video lessons are taught by experts who make learning enjoyable. The multiple-choice quizzes that accompany each lesson allow you to assess your knowledge. Video tags make it easy to return to key topics that require additional review.
1. What Are Elements?
Look around you. What do you see? Elements are everywhere. They are the building blocks of all matter on Earth. In this lesson, we will discuss what an element is, how elements are written as symbols, and how elements are the building blocks of all matter.
2. What Are Isotopes? - Definition, Types & Examples
Not all atoms of an element are identical - atoms of the same element can have different numbers of neutrons. These different versions of the same element are called isotopes. In this lesson, we will discuss the examples and types of isotopes.
3. What Is an Ion?
Learn what an ion is and how it forms. We will look at some common ions and get to know the terms for the two types of ions. Take the quiz at the end to see how well you understand the lesson.
4. What is a Molecule? - Structure & Models
Water is a molecule. Caffeine is a molecule. DNA is a (really big) molecule. Learn how molecules are constructed and modeled and explore the different types of models.
5. What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples
Very few single chemical elements are encountered in everyday life. In this lesson, you will learn about chemical compounds through some examples to gain a better understanding of what they are and how they form.
6. The Atom
Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?
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