Ch 6: Essential Chemistry Concepts

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21 Lessons in Chapter 6: Essential Chemistry Concepts
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How to Convert Grams to Amu

1. How to Convert Grams to Amu

This lesson explains the concept of the Atomic Mass Unit (AMU). The definition and significance of the unit is explained. The lesson also uses examples to describe how to convert from grams to AMU.

Malleability in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

2. Malleability in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

This lesson defines malleability and the origin of this physical property. The lesson provides examples of how malleability of metals can be observed in everyday life.

Mixture in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

3. Mixture in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

Very few of the chemicals and substances we encounter on a daily basis are in their pure form. Many of them are mixtures. In this lesson, you will learn about the types of mixtures recognized by scientists.

Primary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview

4. Primary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview

The primary structure of a protein is what is encoded in the DNA. All other protein structures involve folding of the protein, chemical interactions within the protein, and protein-protein interactions. This lesson describes primary protein structure.

Reactant in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

5. Reactant in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

This lesson defines reactants within chemical reactions and how reactants are written in chemical reactions. The role of chemical reactions in reactions is explained, and several examples are provided to provide important context.

Reduction in Chemistry: Definition & Overview

6. Reduction in Chemistry: Definition & Overview

When atoms are greedy for electrons, they steal them from other atoms. This reduces their charge. You can see the effects of reduction in the world around you. Learn more about reduction in chemistry and see some examples of it.

Significant Figure: Definition, Examples & Practice Problems

7. Significant Figure: Definition, Examples & Practice Problems

In this lesson, you'll learn about the concept of significant figures and apply it to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. You'll learn what numbers are significant, why they are significant, and how to deal with zeroes in a number.

Solubility in Chemistry: Definition & Properties

8. Solubility in Chemistry: Definition & Properties

This lesson defines solubility and discusses this property in the context of chemistry. The lesson also includes a discussion of the impact that temperature and intermolecular interactions can have on solubility.

Strong Acid: Definition & Examples

9. Strong Acid: Definition & Examples

Acids are very common in nature and in chemical reactions. In this lesson, you will learn what makes a substance an acid and how to recognize strong acids from others.

Strong Base: Definition & Examples

10. Strong Base: Definition & Examples

Next time you open your medicine cupboard or pick up some cleaning supplies, beware you might be handling some strong bases! In this lesson, learn the definition of a strong base and where you can find them, then test your new knowledge with a quiz.

Tertiary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview

11. Tertiary Structure of Protein: Definition & Overview

Tertiary protein structure turns a simple polypeptide with pretty little ribbons and twists into a big, globular mass. Amino acid side chains are the culprit. Read this lesson to find out why.

The Law of Definite Proportions: Definition & Examples

12. The Law of Definite Proportions: Definition & Examples

Have you ever had to double a baking recipe? The trick is to always keep the ingredient proportions the same as in the original recipe. This cooking principle follows the Law of Definite Proportions in chemistry, which is the focus of this lesson.

What are Calories? - Definition & Explanation

13. What are Calories? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, the concept of the calorie is defined as a measurement unit for energy. A brief history of the development of the calorie is included in the lesson as well as examples of unit conversions and basic calculations with this unit.

What Are Chemical Properties? - Definition & Examples

14. What Are Chemical Properties? - Definition & Examples

Characterizing substances by their properties is essential in identifying them. In this lesson, you'll learn how chemical properties give us clues about the nature of a substance by looking at some common examples.

What Is a Chemical Change? - Properties, Types & Examples

15. What Is a Chemical Change? - Properties, Types & Examples

Chemical changes are fundamental changes that produce new combinations of matter. A distinction is made between chemical and physical changes. The signs of chemical changes are discussed, and several types of chemical changes are explored in this lesson.

What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples

16. 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.

What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

17. What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

Chemical formulas provide a lot of information about chemical substances, such as how many and what atoms they are made of, as well as the way the atoms are arranged. In this lesson, we'll discuss the different types of chemical formulas.

What Is a Chemical Property of Matter? - Definition & Examples

18. What Is a Chemical Property of Matter? - Definition & Examples

All matter is characterized based on its properties. In this lesson, you will learn about the different chemical properties of matter and ways to identify them.

What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics

19. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics

Chemistry is the science of matter. This may sound simple, but chemistry is a complex and broad topic that broaches a wide variety of fields. From the core of the earth to the farthest reaches of the universe, chemistry is everything and everywhere.

What is Inorganic Chemistry? - Definition, Impact Factor & Examples

20. What is Inorganic Chemistry? - Definition, Impact Factor & Examples

With this lesson, you will learn the definition of inorganic chemistry. You will also learn the types of inorganic compounds, how they react and their applications in several industry sectors.

What Is Scientific Notation? - Definition, Rules & Examples

21. What Is Scientific Notation? - Definition, Rules & Examples

Scientific notation is part of the language of math and science and allows us to deal with a vast array of numbers, large and small. Learn more about what it is, why it's important, and how to use it.

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