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Inorganic Chemistry Review for Biology - Chapter Summary
Before embarking on a biology course, it's a good idea to review some basic concepts from chemistry that will come up when studying biology. This chapter contains several online lessons that you can review to go over important chemistry topics including the definition of an atom and chemical processes such as osmosis. Each lesson included here will provide you with a basic overview of a topic from inorganic chemistry that will help during any biology lesson.
Our lesson instructors have unique expertise in these areas, and have constructed each lesson to make sure that high school and college students have no difficulty navigating these topics. The chapter also offers practice quizzes in each lesson--as well as a final chapter exam--to help you review the major points from the lessons. You also have the option of messaging the lesson instructors directly should you wish to get further clarification on specific points. You can use your personal Dashboard to track your learning progress as you complete each lesson. When you finish the chapter, you will have a thorough understanding of:
- How an atom is structured
- What electron shells are
- How chemical bonds work
- What osmosis, diffusion and saturation are
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?
2. The Electron Shell
You may be familiar with the role of electrons in electrical devices, but did you know that electrons also determine the chemical reactivity of everything around you?
3. Overview of Chemical Bonds
Learn about the most common kinds of chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, polar covalent, and metallic. Discover how they form and why they hold together. Take a quiz and see how much knowledge you've held onto.
4. 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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