Ch 7: MTTC Physical Science: Chemical Properties of Matter

About This Chapter

The engaging video lessons in this chapter guide you through a number of topics concerning the chemical properties of matter. The material will be fresh in your mind when you're asked associated questions on the MTTC Physical Science test.

MTTC Physical Science: Chemical Properties of Matter - Chapter Summary

Polish up your knowledge of different chemical properties of matter in these video lessons to avoid being surprised by any relevant questions that are part of the MTTC Physical Science exam. After concluding the chapter, you should be set for taking on any questions that involve:

  • Atoms and elements
  • The major types of mixtures
  • Periods and groups on the periodic table
  • Saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons
  • Various kinds of functional groups
  • The structure of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins
  • Key features of the 20 different amino acids

You can conveniently use a smartphone or other handheld device in addition to your computer to check out the short, fun videos. Use the lessons' brief practice quizzes to confirm your understanding of the key terms and topics.

MTTC Physical Science: Chemical Properties of Matter Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Physical Science test is employed to gauge an individual's preparedness for teacher certification in Michigan. The second of the three major exam parts, the concepts and principles of chemistry subarea, will be the source of questions that address the chemical properties of matter. Around 40% of your score on the test comes from this subarea's questions, all of which are multiple-choice.

15 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTTC Physical Science: Chemical Properties of Matter
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is An Atom? - Definition & Examples

1. What is An Atom? - Definition & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what an atom is, how it is structured, what they are made from, and give some examples of elements. A short quiz will follow.

What Are Elements?

2. What Are Elements?

Look around you. What do you see? Elements are everywhere. They are the building blocks of all matter on Earth. In this lesson, we will discuss what an element is, how elements are written as symbols, and how elements are the building blocks of all matter.

How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements

3. How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements

Did you know that elements are like people and have different personalities? A few elements are very shy and love to be left alone. Others are very social and prefer to hang out with friends. In this lesson we will discuss how elements build molecules and compounds.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

4. Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

Do you really know what's in your tap water? It's not just water - it's a mixture of many different things. In fact, most things are mixtures of different elements and compounds that are physically joined together.

The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

5. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

6. Functional Groups in Organic Molecules

Learn what an organic compound is and how their functional groups affect them. Identify the different types of functional groups including alcohols, alkyl halides, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, carboxylic acids and esters.

Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

7. Organic Molecules: Alkanes, Alkenes, Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Isomers

Learn more about carbon and hydrogen and see how these atoms come together to form distinct molecules. Also, study the difference between saturated and unsaturated molecules.

Acids and Bases

8. Acids and Bases

Have you ever wondered how we measure the acidity of liquids? Check out this lesson to see how acids and bases are measured on a pH scale and how they relate to neutral solutions, such as water.

What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds

9. What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds

Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that are made of only hydrogen and carbon atoms. They are found in many places, including crude oil and natural gas. Learn the different forms of these simple, yet varied, organic compounds.

Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

10. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are found in many foods that we eat and may be found as sugars, starches, or fiber. Learn more about these three distinct types of carbohydrates, and how they are distinguished through their chemical structures in this lesson.

Structure and Function of Lipids

11. Structure and Function of Lipids

Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine the way they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our cell membranes. Learn more about the chemical structure and biological function of various lipids in this lesson.

Proteins I: Structure and Function

12. Proteins I: Structure and Function

We need our proteins, not just as a major food group but for the many useful roles that they play in our bodies. In our introductory lesson to proteins, you'll learn about the many functions we rely on them to perform.

Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds

13. Proteins II: Amino Acids, Polymerization and Peptide Bonds

In this lesson, we'll take a deeper look at amino acids. You'll learn what makes a peptide, and what separates a protein from other kinds of amino acid bonds.

Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids

14. Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids

How do amino acids form the intricate polypeptide chains found in proteins? It's a matter of chemistry. Join glycine, a special amino acid, as she sizes up the other amino acids.

Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

15. Proteins IV: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

How is progressing through higher order protein structures like crafting an essay? In this lesson, you'll explore everything from quaternary structures to denaturation as we show how the different structures are intertwined.

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