Ch 6: OAE - Biology: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

About This Chapter

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

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?

The Electron Shell

2. The Electron Shell

You may be familiar with the role of electrons in electrical devices, but did you know that electrons also determine the chemical reactivity of everything around you?

Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

3. Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

Mom always said that sharing is caring. This lesson will explore how electrons affect the chemical reactivity of atoms and specifically the merits of sharing electrons.

Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

4. Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

Did you know that the scientific name for table salt is sodium chloride? Find out how sodium and chlorine atoms come together to form your favorite seasoning.

Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent

5. Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent

Are you confused about how you can tell what kind of bond two atoms will form? This lesson will help you understand the difference between polar and nonpolar covalent bonds as well as how to predict how two atoms will interact.

Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

6. Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

This lesson defines and discusses important concepts behind hydrogen bonding. You'll learn when and why these bonds occur and which atoms are often involved.

Properties of Water

7. Properties of Water

Why does ice float? Why can water rise on its own against gravity in a small tube? Find out how these mysterious properties of water can be explained by hydrogen bonds.

Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

8. Solutions, Solutes, and Solvents

Oh no! Your friend Ben just drank chili oil on a dare, and now his mouth is burning. Should he drink the ice water or vegetable oil to cool his mouth? Quick. Watch this lesson if you aren't sure.

Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

9. Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation

The cells in our bodies are in constant flux through the processes of osmosis and diffusion. Learn about how saturation levels force change, and why we're lucky they do.

Acids and Bases

10. 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.

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