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Matter - Chapter Summary
If you need a review of the basics of matter, take a look at the short video lessons in this chapter. Instructors define matter and discuss its properties. They also cover the states of matter and types of changes it can go through. As you study the lessons, you'll strengthen your understanding of the atom as well as matter conservation. The processes of chromatography, distillation and filtration are also explained. By the time you finish the chapter's videos, you should be prepared to:
- Identify matter's physical and chemical properties
- Distinguish between physical and chemical changes in matter
- Describe methods for separating mixtures
- Define atom and list its subunits
- Explain the law of conservation of matter
Our entertaining videos are usually less than 10 minutes long so that you can easily fit them into your busy schedule. They also have tags, which makes for easy review of key points throughout the videos. You have access to lesson transcripts as an additional study tool, and these highlight important terms and topics. Multiple-choice quizzes accompany the lessons so that you can gauge your understanding of matter.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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?
5. Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter
In this lesson, we'll learn the definition of the Law of Conservation of Mass, sometimes called the Conservation of Matter. This lesson explores the discovery of this important principle and covers a few examples of how it works.
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Other chapters within the GACE Chemistry (528): Practice & Study Guide course
- Nature and History of Science
- Scientific Inquiry Principles and Procedures
- Chemistry in Daily Life and the Environment
- Energy Production
- Measurement in Science
- Equipment, Safety Procedures and Hazards in the Chemistry Lab
- Forms of Energy and Conservation
- Gas Laws
- The Atom and Atomic Theory
- Nuclear Processes
- Thermochemistry & the Laws of Thermodynamics
- Properties of Liquids & Solids
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Overview of Stoichiometry
- Trends of the Periodic Table
- Introduction to Chemical Bonds
- Structure and Function of Macromolecules
- Basics of Metabolic Biochemistry
- Equilibrium in Chemistry
- Reaction Rates in Chemistry
- Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
- Types of Reactions in Chemistry
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