Ch 5: Physical & Chemical Properties of Matter

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll review essential information on physical and chemical properties of matter for your exam. The self-paced lessons tell you about properties of matter, methods of separating mixtures, conservation, nuclear fission and more.

Physical & Chemical Properties of Matter - Chapter Summary

Utilize the information in this chapter to get a thorough refresher of material relating to physical and chemical properties of matter as you prepare for an upcoming exam. You'll cover properties and states of matter, elements, types of compounds, radioactive decay, and the conservation of matter. This comprehensive study can help you be able to:

  • Name physical and chemical properties of matter
  • Compare physical and chemical changes in matter
  • Utilize various methods of separating mixtures
  • Discuss the atom
  • Define the law of conservation of matter
  • Understand nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
  • Give examples of various radioactive materials

Enjoy the convenience and flexibility to utilize the chapter on a variety of devices. You can customize your review by accessing the lessons in any order, which allows you to focus in on areas needing more in-depth study. Within the videos, you can use the timeline to jump to certain topics, and then once you are ready, take the quiz to see how you are doing. If you need further clarification on difficult material, you can contact one of the subject-matter experts.

12 Lessons in Chapter 5: Physical & Chemical Properties of Matter
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

2. 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.

Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

3. 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.

The Atom

4. 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?

Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

5. Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

In this lesson, we'll learn the definition of the Law of Conservation of Mass, sometimes called the Conservation of Matter. This lesson explores the discovery of this important principle and covers a few examples of how it works.

What Are Elements?

6. 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.

Physical & Chemical Properties of Compounds: Types & Examples

7. Physical & Chemical Properties of Compounds: Types & Examples

Compounds are made up of elements that are chemically joined. Like elements, compounds have properties that allow us to identify them. Learn about physical properties, like color, odor, melting point and boiling point, as well as chemical properties in this lesson.

Mixture in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

8. Mixture in Chemistry: Definition & Examples

Very few of the chemicals and substances we encounter on a daily basis are in their pure form. Many of them are mixtures. In this lesson, you will learn about the types of mixtures recognized by scientists.

What Is Nuclear Fission? - Definition & Process

9. What Is Nuclear Fission? - Definition & Process

The nuclei of some atoms decay by breaking into two smaller, more stable nuclei during a process called nuclear fission. Learn more about the process of nuclear fission and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Is Nuclear Fusion? - Definition & Process

10. What Is Nuclear Fusion? - Definition & Process

Learn about the process of nuclear fusion and where it occurs naturally in our universe. Then go further by learning how we have harnessed its power and about some future possible uses for nuclear fusion.

Radioactive Decay: Definition, Formula & Types

11. Radioactive Decay: Definition, Formula & Types

In this lesson, we'll discuss radioactive decay and learn the terms parent nucleus, daughter nucleus, and half-life. We'll also examine three types of radioactive decay.

What Are Radioactive Materials? - Definition, Examples, Uses & Benefits

12. What Are Radioactive Materials? - Definition, Examples, Uses & Benefits

Radioactive materials are all around us. Some are beneficial, while others may cause us harm. In this lesson you'll learn what radioactive materials are and explore where they come from and how they can be useful to us.

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