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Ch 20: Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry Chapter 20: Introduction to Electrochemistry

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The Introduction to Electrochemistry chapter of this Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with electrochemistry. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Introduction to Electrochemistry textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Introduction to Electrochemistry chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the fundamental electrochemistry topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Electrochemistry and electrochemical cells
  • Voltaic cells
  • Anode and cathode half-cell reactions
  • Electrolytic cells
  • Electrolysis

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5 Lessons in Chapter 20: Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry Chapter 20: Introduction to Electrochemistry
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Electrochemical Cells and Electrochemistry

1. Electrochemical Cells and Electrochemistry

Learn to identify the parts of and be able to describe an electrochemical cell, including the electrolyte, electrodes, anodes, and cathodes. Learn how to make a homemade lemon battery and how to diagram an electrochemical cell that will light a light bulb.

Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

2. Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

Learn how to write electrode half-reactions for cathodes and anodes. Discover how to calculate cell voltage potential when given a table of standard electrode potentials. Learn how to prevent corrosion using redox concepts and how to protect metal by cathodic protection.

Types of Voltaic Cells: Batteries vs. Fuel Cells

3. Types of Voltaic Cells: Batteries vs. Fuel Cells

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what a voltaic cell is, and distinguish between two types of voltaic cells: batteries and fuel cells. A short quiz will follow.

Electrolytic Cells

4. Electrolytic Cells

You probably use electrolytic cells every day without ever thinking about it! In this lesson, learn all about electrolytic cells, how they work, and how they compare to voltaic cells.

Electrolysis: Definition, Types & Uses

5. Electrolysis: Definition, Types & Uses

Electrolysis is an important chemical process that is used in many different industries. In this lesson, learn about how electrolysis works and a few applications of electrolysis.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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