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- The metric system
- Unit conversions and dimensional analysis
- Chemistry lab equipment
- Physical and chemical properties of matter
- Chromatography, distillation and filtration
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties
How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.
6. 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.
7. Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures
What are some ways that mixtures can be separated? Watch this video to explore several examples of ways you can separate a mixture into its individual components.
8. Accuracy vs. Precision in Chemistry: Definitions & Comparisons
Accuracy and precision are words that are often used interchangeably, but in science they have very specific and different definitions. In this lesson, we will explore the ways in which these terms are used in chemistry as well as explore comparisons and differences.
9. What Is Applied Chemistry? - Definition & Examples
Have you ever wondered what drives the makers of laundry detergent to constantly improve their products? The answer stems from a field called applied chemistry. Discover what applied chemistry is and explore some real-world examples.
10. What Is Pure Chemistry? Definition & Examples
The curiosity to learn about exciting concepts in science describes pure chemistry. Continue reading to explore what pure chemistry is and some examples involving pure chemistry research.
11. Basic Chemistry Terms
In this lesson we will learn the meaning of a few basic chemistry terms. We will discuss terms such as element, chemical formula, ionic and covalent bonds, pH scale, acidity, and basic.
12. Medicinal Chemistry: Definition & Research
Have you ever wondered who creates many of the drugs that we see on our store shelves? Continue reading to learn about the field of medicinal chemistry. Discover what a medicinal chemist does and examples of the research projects they conduct.
13. The Different Types of Chemistry
In this lesson, we will learn about the five main types of chemistry. These five types are: organic, inorganic, physical, biochemistry, and analytical.
14. What is Physical Chemistry? - Definition & Examples
Are you interested in learning about a fascinating field of science that blends principles of physics and chemistry? In this lesson, you'll learn about physical chemistry and look at some examples of the type of work physical chemists do.
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- Nuclear Chemistry: Help and Review
- Chemical Bonding: Help and Review
- Liquids and Solids: Help and Review
- Gases: Help and Review
- Solutions: Help and Review
- Stoichiometry: Help and Review
- Chemical Reactions: Help and Review
- Equilibrium: Help and Review
- Kinetics: Help and Review
- Thermodynamics: Help and Review
- Chirality in Organic Chemistry: Help & Review
- Stereochemistry: Help & Review