Ch 6: OAE - Biology: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

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Take advantage of these incredibly fun, information-packed video lessons to prepare for the OA Biology exam. These lessons will get you ready to answer questions about introductory concepts in inorganic chemistry.

OAE - Biology: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry - Chapter Summary

These short, entertaining videos will introduce you to key concepts and terms in the field of inorganic chemistry as you get ready for the OAE Biology exam. Study each video as many times as you wish and follow along with the transcripts. With these lessons, you will be able to:

  • Illustrate the anatomy of a cell, including the atom and the electron shell
  • Differentiate between covalent, ionic, polar covalent, and hydrogen bonds
  • List the properties of water
  • Articulate the differences between solutions, solutes, and solvents
  • Explain the changes cells undergo during osmosis and diffusion
  • Understand how saturation drives cellular change in our bodies
  • Describe how acids and bases differ

Enjoy these videos as many times as you want until you think you've unraveled the complex world of inorganic chemistry. Our instructors have a passion for teaching and have organized these videos to make learning easier than ever. When you're done studying, try our helpful self-assessments.

Objectives of the Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Chapter

Passing the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exam is a prerequisite for obtaining a teacher's license in the state of Ohio. Instructors need only pass the OAE associated with the subjects they are going to teach. Those teaching life sciences to students in grades 7-12 must pass the Biology OAE. In order to earn a passing grade, one must obtain a score of 220 on a scale of 100 to 300. The test is three hours long and consists of 150 questions.

The OAE Biology exam consists of five domains, including one focused on biochemistry and cell biology. This section features questions about basic concepts in inorganic chemistry. Thirteen percent of the questions on the Biology OAE are in the biochemistry and cell biology domain. The exam is computer-based and made up of only stand-alone, multiple-choice questions. Questions are based on a set of standards for secondary teachers decided on by the state of Ohio.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: OAE - Biology: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
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The Atom

1. The Atom

The physical basis that everything is composed of is called matter and the smallest unit of matter is called an atom. Learn about the atom, subatomic particles, the nucleus, elements, and the periodic table.

The Electron Shell

2. The Electron Shell

An electron shell is the space surrounding a nucleus where electrons are usually found. Learn more about the electron shell, energy levels, valence electrons, and noble gases.

Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

3. Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

A covalent bond occurs when two atoms share electrons. Learn about chemical bonding, explore how covalent bonds are made, discover valence electrons, and review molecule structure.

Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

4. Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

Ionic bonds are electrostatic interactions between two oppositely charged ions. Learn about chemical bonding and how ionic bonds form, discover the properties of electronegativity, and review examples of elements containing ionic bonds.

Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent

5. Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent

A polar covalent bond occurs when two atoms share electrons in an unequal manner. Learn about chemical bonding, how polar covalent bonds form, the difference between polar and nonpolar covalent bonds, and explore the effects of partial changes.

Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

6. Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

Hydrogen bonds are electrostatic interactions that occur when a hydrogen atom binds to an electronegative atom. Learn about chemical bonding, explore how hydrogen bonds form, discover the differences between intramolecular forces and intermolecular forces, then review an example of how these bonds are used.

Properties of Water

7. Properties of Water

Hydrogen bonds make up a lot of the properties that make water able to be drunk and frozen as well as aid its elements. Learn more about the properties of water as well as its functions.

Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

8. Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

A chemical solution is made of a mixture of two or more substances, the solvent is the substance that does the dissolving and the solute is the substance being dissolved. Learn more about their functions and processes.

Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

9. Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

Particles in a solution can move through different states of matter through the processes of osmosis and diffusion. Learn about the concepts of osmosis, diffusion, and saturation, and how they affect the solubility of particles and the movement of molecules.

Acids and Bases

10. Acids and Bases

Acids are substances that contribute molecules, while bases are substances that can accept them. Learn how to define acids and bases, explore the pH scale, and discover how to find pH values.

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