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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding phase diagrams or working with heating curves
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- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
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- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know; review what you don't.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Liquids and Solids unit of a standard college-level general chemistry course. Topics covered include:
- The properties of solids and liquids
- Critical point, triple point and phase equilibrium boundaries
- Phase changes and heating curves
- Crystal structures and the unit cell
1. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids
This lesson explores the kinetic molecular theory and how it pertains to the properties of solids and liquids. You'll learn the properties of solids and liquids, discover the types of intermolecular attractions that occur between them and gain an understanding how phase changes happen.
2. Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries
Learn what a phase diagram is and how to interpret phase diagrams. Discover how to use a phase diagram to locate the phase equilibrium boundaries. Also, learn what a triple point and critical point are and how to locate them on a phase diagram.
3. 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.
4. Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell
This crystallography lesson explores the structure and properties of crystals. You'll learn about the parts of a crystal structure, types of crystals and patterns created by unit cells.
5. What are Heating and Cooling Curves?
In this lesson, we will define heating and cooling curves. We will discuss how to understand and interpret such curves from both the heating and cooling perspectives by studying a generic example.
6. What is Aerogel? - Structure, Composition & Facts
There are lots of neat materials out there from rubber to cement to glass. But aerogel might top them all. This lesson will explore the structure and composition of this fascinating substance.
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