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Ch 3: MTEL Chemistry: Liquids & Solids

About This Chapter

Prepare for the MTEL Chemistry examination by reviewing some facts about liquids and solids. Several fundamental concepts are included in this chapter's online video lessons. Ensure your retention by taking the lessons' five-question quizzes.

MTEL Chemistry: Liquids and Solids - Chapter Summary

This chapter examines the properties of and interactions between liquids and solids. Four phase changes that matter undergoes are detailed in one video lesson, while another lesson includes a table that outlines the process names and state changes. Study the chapter's information and discover why energy is necessary for a substance to melt or to freeze, and explore the postulates of the kinetic molecular theory. Once you're ready to take the MTEL Chemistry examination, you could be capable of:

  • Describing the correlation between the properties of liquids and solids and the kinetic molecular theory
  • Finding critical point and triple point on a phase diagram
  • Explaining the changes of phase, including melting, evaporation and sublimation
  • Understanding the formulas for the heat of vaporization and the heat of fusion
  • Defining and comparing phase diagrams and phase changes
  • Discussing heating curves

This chapter can add to your prior knowledge and help you get ready for the MTEL Chemistry examination. Replay the videos as often as necessary in order to grasp various concepts on solids and liquids. Available online 24/7, the lessons can be conveniently watched via your tablet, laptop or other mobile device. They include transcripts and self-assessment quizzes as well as worksheets that can be printed out for your offline use. Interactively ask questions about liquids and solids, and you'll receive expert guidance. Video tags will permit you to navigate the lessons easily.

MTEL Chemistry: Liquids and Solids - Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Chemistry examination includes four subareas that consist of multiple-choice questions and one subarea that is designated as open-response. The equivalent of 20% of the examination, the first subarea is titled, Nature of Science and Properties of Matter. Demonstrate what you've learned about liquids and solids, the kinetic molecular theory, phase changes, and phase diagrams during this section as you pursue a chemistry teaching certification in Massachusetts. Answer 100 multiple-choice questions and complete two open-response assignments during the four-hour, computer-based examination.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTEL Chemistry: Liquids & Solids
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The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

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.

Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries

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.

Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

3. Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition

Substances on Earth can exist in one of four phases, but mostly, they exist in one of three: solid, liquid or gas. Learn the six changes of phase: freezing, melting, condensation, vaporization, sublimation and deposition.

Heat of Fusion & Heat of Vaporization: Definitions & Equations

4. Heat of Fusion & Heat of Vaporization: Definitions & Equations

When a substance changes states, like from a solid to a liquid, a lot is happening. This lesson will examine the heat of fusion and the heat of vaporization. It will also explain both formulas.

Phase Diagram of Water vs Other Substances: Differences & Meaning

5. Phase Diagram of Water vs Other Substances: Differences & Meaning

Phase diagrams give scientists specific information about how phase changes occur at different pressures and temperatures. This lesson examines phase diagrams, focusing on water and how it's a little different from most other substances.

Phase Changes and Heating Curves

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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