Ch 53: Phase Equilibria for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution

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The Phase Equilibria chapter of this MCAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about phase equilibria. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the laws and properties associated with phase equilibria required in a typical MCAT prep course.

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  • Struggle with understanding phase changes and heating curves, crystal structures, colligative properties or any other phase equilibria topic
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Learning objectives:

  • Review the phases of matter.
  • Learn to interpret phase diagrams.
  • Explore the kinetic molecular theory.
  • Examine the structure and properties of crystals.
  • Learn to use colligative properties to determine molar mass.
  • Explore Raoult's Law, and learn how to use it to determine the vapor pressure of a solution.
  • Find out the equation for calculating osmotic pressure.

6 Lessons in Chapter 53: Phase Equilibria for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution
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Phase Changes and Heating Curves

1. Phase Changes and Heating Curves

Learn the phases - gas, liquid, solid and plasma. Learn what a phase diagram is and what terms describe the movement between phases: melting, sublimating, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and deposition. Discover why heating curves have plateaus, what a phase transition is, and what happens during this transition.

Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries

2. Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries

Learn what a phase diagram is and how to interpret phase diagrams. Discover how to use a phase diagram to locate the phase equilibrium boundaries. Also, learn what a triple point and critical point are and how to locate them on a phase diagram.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

3. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

This lesson explores the kinetic molecular theory and how it pertains to the properties of solids and liquids. You'll learn the properties of solids and liquids, discover the types of intermolecular attractions that occur between them and gain an understanding how phase changes happen.

Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell

4. Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell

This crystallography lesson explores the structure and properties of crystals. You'll learn about the parts of a crystal structure, types of crystals and patterns created by unit cells.

Using Colligative Properties to Determine Molar Mass

5. Using Colligative Properties to Determine Molar Mass

In this lesson, we will explore the effect of colligative properties on a solution. We will learn how to calculate freezing point depression and see how it can be used to calculate the molar mass of an unknown substance.

Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law

6. Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law

Learn how vapor pressure and osmotic pressure are colligative properties. Learn Raoult's Law and how to use it to determine the vapor pressure of a solution. Learn the equation for determining osmotic pressure and how to use it to determine the molar mass of a substance.

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