Ch 20: TEAS Test: Properties of Matter

About This Chapter

This chapter is all about the content related to properties of matter that you'll want to be familiar with going into the TEAS Test. It includes engaging video lessons that you can review at your own pace.

TEAS Test: Properties of Matter - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over various properties of matter, making sure to cover everything on the subject that you'll need to know when taking the TEAS Test. You'll learn about relevant chemical principles, transformations, and more. By the time you finish reviewing the chapter, you'll have studied all of the following:

  • The significance of the atom
  • Atomic and mass number
  • The octet rule and Lewis structures
  • The periodic table
  • Different states of matter
  • Phase shifts and heating curves

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8 Lessons in Chapter 20: TEAS Test: Properties of Matter
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The Atom

1. The Atom

Tune into this lesson to find out what matters about matter. What exactly is an atom? And, how do the atoms that make up the elements in the periodic table differ from one another?

Atomic Number and Mass Number

2. Atomic Number and Mass Number

Atoms are the basic building blocks of everything around you. In order to really understand how atoms combine to form molecules, it's necessary to be familiar with their structure. In this lesson, we'll dissect atoms so we can see just what really goes into those little building blocks of matter.

The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

3. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

4. Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to balance a chemical reaction equation using the conservation of matter law. You'll also learn how to write both word and formula equations, what the subscripts after a letter mean and what the numbers in front of compounds mean.

Classifying Substances by Their Physical Properties

5. Classifying Substances by Their Physical Properties

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what physical properties are and use them to classify some common substances. A short quiz will follow.

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Plasma

6. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

Phase Changes and Heating Curves

7. Phase Changes and Heating Curves

Learn the phases - gas, liquid, solid and plasma. Learn what a phase diagram is and what terms describe the movement between phases: melting, sublimating, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and deposition. Discover why heating curves have plateaus, what a phase transition is, and what happens during this transition.

Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

8. Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

The cells in our bodies are in constant flux through the processes of osmosis and diffusion. Learn about how saturation levels force change, and why we're lucky they do.

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