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Ch 1: Introduction to Chemistry & Matter

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This entertaining chapter provides an in-depth introduction to chemistry and matter. Use the fun lessons, mini quizzes and practice exam to get a comprehensive overview and ensure you're prepared to address this subject on an upcoming test.

Introduction to Chemistry & Matter - Chapter Summary

Study chemistry and matter concepts with help from this fun introduction. Science instructors have developed short lessons that closely examine the metric system, matter, chromatography, condensation and much more. Navigate the lessons at your own pace. In no time, you will be able to:

  • List metric units and report measurements accurately
  • Convert among units using conversion factors
  • Use scientific notation to make calculations
  • Identify and describe the uses of various pieces of lab equipment
  • Explain differences between physical and chemical properties
  • Differentiate between physical and chemical change and classify different phases of matter
  • Discuss chromatography, distillation and filtration and choose the method for separating a given mixture

Lessons are accessible as videos that average about 8 minutes or full transcripts that you can read and print. Navigate the lessons in any order and as many times as needed to enhance your comprehension of chemistry and matter. Expand your knowledge by sending any lesson topic questions you have to our experts. Assess your understanding of this chapter with multiple-choice quizzes and a practice chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Chemistry & Matter
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Metric System: Units and Conversion

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.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

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.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

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.

Chemistry Lab Equipment: Supplies, Glassware & More

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.

Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

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.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

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.

Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

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.

What is Condensation? - Definition & Examples

8. What is Condensation? - Definition & Examples

Condensation is the process of a substance in a gaseous state transforming into a liquid state. This change is caused by a change in pressure and temperature of the substance. In this lesson, you will learn about some examples and test your knowledge with a short quiz.

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