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Chemistry Basics - Chapter Summary
This Chemistry Basics chapter features several short and informative online video lessons that are designed to supplement the fundamental chemistry skills learned in class. Topics include an overview of what chemistry is, as well as common lab equipment and metric unit conversions. Assess your students' proficiency in these topics by giving the included lesson quizzes.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches||Instructors provide an overview of the history and different subfields within chemistry.|
|The Metric System: Units and Conversion||Students learn about the different units within the metric system and see examples of how to convert between them.|
|Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis||In this lesson, instructors use fun examples to show how to solve problems using dimensional analysis.|
|Significant Figures and Scientific Notation||Students see examples of significant figures and how to use scientific notation.|
|Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More||This lesson provides an overview of the different tools found in a chemistry lab.|
1. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches
Known as the central science, chemistry is integral to our understanding of the natural world around us. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of chemistry, learning about its history and its modern applications.
2. The Metric System: Units and Conversion
Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.
3. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis
How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.
4. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation
Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.
5. Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More
When you bake a cake, you use different tools for each step in the process: a bowl for mixing, cups for measuring ingredients and an oven for baking. In this lesson, you will discover the name and purpose of many of the different tools that are used in the chemistry lab.
6. What is Chromatography? - Definition, Types & Uses
Chromatography is a versatile method of separating many different kinds of chemical mixtures. In this lesson, learn the different types and uses of the technique.
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