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Ch 28: Chemical Properties of Elements & Substances

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Brush up on the chemical properties of elements and substances, including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and more. These lessons and quizzes are a great review for individuals preparing for an exam.

Chemical Properties of Elements & Substances - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, you'll review the chemical properties of a variety of compounds, substances, mixtures and elements. You'll take a look at acids, bases, and fertilizers. You can also examine the materials used to develop common substances. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain physical and chemical changes to matter
  • Discuss the combination of elements and compounds to make mixtures
  • Detail the properties of air and water
  • Define oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon, and carbon dioxide
  • Measure acids and bases on a pH scale
  • Determine the chemical formula of salt
  • Discuss materials used to develop substances like glass and paper
  • Explore the stimulation of plant growth with natural fertilizer

Our subject matter experts present the information in these short text and video lessons using plenty of examples. The video timelines let you navigate the videos and skip right to the topics you need to review. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.

13 Lessons in Chapter 28: Chemical Properties of Elements & Substances
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States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

1. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

2. 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.

Hydrogen: Properties & Occurrence

3. Hydrogen: Properties & Occurrence

Hydrogen is the most commonly found element in the universe. In this lesson we will learn about properties of hydrogen, from its place on the periodic table of elements to its physical and chemical properties.

What is Oxygen? - Formula & Levels

4. What is Oxygen? - Formula & Levels

Breathe! You've just processed another dose of oxygen. Learn about some different forms of oxygen critical to life on Earth, particularly dioxygen and ozone.

What is Nitrogen? - Cycle & Formula

5. What is Nitrogen? - Cycle & Formula

Nitrogen is a vital element for all living things. This lesson walks through some of the properties of nitrogen, the nitrogen cycle, and other uses of nitrogen.

What Is Carbon? - Definition & Role in Living Organisms

6. What Is Carbon? - Definition & Role in Living Organisms

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what carbon is, how it is used in biological processes and why it is so vital to life on Earth. A short quiz will follow.

What is Carbon Dioxide? - Definition & Explanation

7. What is Carbon Dioxide? - Definition & Explanation

Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless gas found in our atmosphere, our bodies, and many other places. Learn more about this gas and take the quiz at the end of the lesson.

Properties of Water

8. Properties of Water

Why does ice float? Why can water rise on its own against gravity in a small tube? Find out how these mysterious properties of water can be explained by hydrogen bonds.

Properties of Air: Definitions & Explanation

9. Properties of Air: Definitions & Explanation

Air is all around you, but there's more to this invisible gas than meets the eye. This lesson will delve into all of the unique characteristics of air as well as give some examples that illustrate these characteristics.

Acids and Bases

10. Acids and Bases

Have you ever wondered how we measure the acidity of liquids? Check out this lesson to see how acids and bases are measured on a pH scale and how they relate to neutral solutions, such as water.

What is Salt in Chemistry? - Definition & Formula

11. What is Salt in Chemistry? - Definition & Formula

What exactly do we mean by 'salt' in chemistry? Learn more about the definition, chemical, and physical properties and how we can easily figure out the chemical formula of many salts. Test what you have learned with a quiz.

Materials Used to Develop Common Substances

12. Materials Used to Develop Common Substances

We use things such as glass and ink on a daily basis, but we don't typically know what they are made from. In this lesson, we will learn the materials used to make several common substances.

What Are Natural Fertilizers? - Examples & Overview

13. What Are Natural Fertilizers? - Examples & Overview

In this lesson you will learn about natural fertilizers and how they can stimulate plant growth when added to soil. Examples are given to aid your understanding. At the end, take a quiz to test your knowledge.

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