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MTTC Physical Science: Analytical Techniques - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter will elaborate on the most common processes used for breaking down and determining the base components of mixtures. As some of the chemistry questions on the MTTC Physical Science exam will require you to have a working knowledge of such analytical techniques, it would be wise for you to go over the following:
- Mixture separation methods
- The chemical makeup of stars
- Qualitative and quantitative research
- Qualitative measurements vs. quantitative measurements
We know that you're familiar with a large portion of what will be addressed on the test, so you may only need to brush up on certain topics. Use the Timeline to locate major points in the video lessons that you want to review. You can take a short practice quiz after each lesson to verify your comprehension of the analytical techniques discussed. Everything we offer can be viewed on your mobile devices, so if you can access the Internet, you can put in some study time for this exam no matter where you are located.
1. 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.
2. Spectroscopy and the Chemical Characteristics of Stars
This lesson will explain how astronomers find out the chemical composition of a distant star using spectral lines and spectroscopy, and how this relates to atoms, electrons, and photons.
3. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research
In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
4. The Difference Between Qualitative & Quantitative Measurement
In research, there are generally two types of data. In this lesson, we'll look at quantitative and qualitative measurement, when each are used, and how researchers can sometimes use both.
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- MTTC Physical Science: Conducting Research
- MTTC Physical Science: Interpreting Data
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- MTTC Physical Science: Society & Scientific Progress
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- MTTC Physical Science: Chemical Reactions
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- MTTC Physical Science: Conservation Laws & Thermodynamics
- MTTC Physical Science: Waves & Wave Motion
- MTTC Physical Science: Electromagnetism
- MTTC Physical Science: Electromagnetic Waves & Spectrum
- MTTC Physical Science: Modern Physics
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