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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

Phase changes occur when a substance changes from one state, such as solid, liquid, gas, or plasma, to another, based on certain conditions. Learn about the six phase changes--freezing and melting, sublimation and deposition, vaporization and condensation--and understand the heating curve.

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

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

Discover what a phase diagram is and how it graphs a substance's states of matter using temperature and pressure. Learn how to define and locate phase equilibrium lines, triple points, critical points, and supercritical fluids on phase diagrams.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

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

The Kinetic Molecular Theory (KMT) is a model based on a series of postulates that explain the behavior of matter. Explore KMT, including its postulates, and learn about the properties of solids and liquids, intermolecular forces and phase changes.

Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell

4. Crystal Structures and the Unit Cell

Depending on their chemical makeup, crystalline substances form varying crystal shapes and structures. Learn about the four types of crystals and explore examples.

Using Colligative Properties to Determine Molar Mass

5. Using Colligative Properties to Determine Molar Mass

Colligative properties are important to determine molar mass as related to vapor pressure, boiling point, freezing point, and osmotic pressure. Examine freezing point depression to understand the process for finding molar mass.

Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law

6. Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law

Learn why vapor pressure and osmotic pressure are colligative properties. With examples, discover how to apply Raoult's Law and learn the formula to find osmotic pressure.

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