Ch 19: Chemistry & the Environment

About This Chapter

Learn about chemistry and the environment, including topics such as renewable energy and fossil fuels. These interesting lessons are a great resource for completing a homework assignment or preparing for a test.

Chemistry & the Environment - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, you'll learn about chemistry and the environment. Topics covered include types of air pollution and water pollution. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define renewable energy source
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels
  • Understand physical, chemical, and biological pollution
  • Explain greenhouse gases and the enhanced greenhouse effect
  • Identify sources of air pollution and water pollution

Our subject matter experts present the information in these short videos in an engaging manner. Their teaching strategy includes plenty of examples to ensure the material is easy to comprehend. The video timeline can be used to jump to the topics of greatest interest. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. Quizzes have links back to specific topics in the video. You can also print the lesson quizzes out as worksheets.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Chemistry & the Environment
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What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

1. What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

Right now, you are using electricity to power your computer. Most of our power comes from nonrenewable sources that can run out. In this lesson, learn about the many types of renewable energy sources that will never run out and could be used instead.

What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

2. What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Fossil fuels are sources of energy that have developed within the earth over millions of years. Because fossil fuels - oil, natural gas, and coal - take so long to form, they are considered nonrenewable. Learn more about these fuels, including the pros and cons of using them.

Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

3. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.

Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

4. Greenhouse Gases and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

In this video lesson, you will learn about the five main greenhouse gases and how their unnaturally high concentrations are leading to the enhanced greenhouse effect and global climate change on Earth.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

5. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

6. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources

In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.

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