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Ch 3: OAE Chemistry: Properties of Matter

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Study up on properties of matter before taking the OAE Chemistry exam with these short and engaging videos and quizzes. These lessons help you prepare to answer related questions on the exam with a convenient and flexible format.

OAE Chemistry: Properties of Matter - Chapter Summary

If your knowledge of the properties of matter is rusty, these videos can help you quickly get a refresher on such essentials as the states of matter, elements, radioactive decay calculations and more before you take the OAE Chemistry exam. Watch video lessons and review:

  • Matter's physical and chemical properties
  • Intensive and extensive properties
  • Chemical and physical changes to matter
  • Building of compounds and molecules from elements
  • Methods for separating mixtures
  • The effect of radioactive decay on the nucleus
  • Mass-energy conversions and nuclear binding energy

Subject experts lead these lessons and provide graphics and animations to make your review of matter fun and simple. Each lesson takes a larger concept, like radioactive decay, and breaks it down into easily digestible chunks that help you quickly retain info you'll need for the exam.

OAE Chemistry: Properties of Matter - Chapter Objectives

The OAE Chemistry subject exam is used in Ohio to gauge your knowledge of chemistry and readiness to teach related concepts in the classroom. You'll see questions in five different domains on the exam, including matter and atomic structure. This domain is where properties of matter are covered and 18% of the exam's 150 questions are found. Questions on the OAE Chemistry exam are all in a multiple-choice format, and you can use the self-assessment quizzes linked to our lessons to prepare for the style of these questions before you take the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: OAE Chemistry: Properties of Matter
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Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

1. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

Examples of Intensive & Extensive Properties of Matter

2. Examples of Intensive & Extensive Properties of Matter

This lesson will explore some examples of intensive and extensive properties to help you identify them more easily in the future. At the end of this lesson, you should be able to define intensive and extensive properties and provide examples.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

3. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.

What Are Elements?

4. 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

5. 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.

Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

6. 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.

How to Identify Chemicals in Solution: Test Methods & Materials

7. How to Identify Chemicals in Solution: Test Methods & Materials

Do you have a mysterious solution sitting around? Learn to identify it using one of the following methods: through precipitation, using conduction, using a flame test, using an acid-base indicator and observing the color of the solution.

Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

8. Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

What is meant by the term 'radioactive'? In this lesson we will break down the three main types of nuclear decay particles and discuss their composition, their effect on the nucleus, and their applications.

Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

9. Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

What causes a radioactive particle to decay? We'll never really know, but our best guess lies in probability. In this lesson, we are going to focus on the half-life, a way of measuring the probability that a particle will react.

Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

10. Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

When you hear the term 'nuclear power,' what comes to mind? Do you know where that energy and power is coming from? In this lesson, we are going to zoom in on the nucleus of a helium atom to explain how something as small as a nucleus can produce an extremely large amount of energy.

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