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Ch 2: Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 2: Matter and Change

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The Matter and Change chapter of this Prentice Hall Chemistry Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with matter and how it changes. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Matter and Change textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall's Matter and Change chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the matter topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Physical and chemical properties of matter
  • The kinetic theory of matter
  • Combining compounds and elements to create mixtures
  • Definition of elements
  • How elements make up molecules and compounds
  • Types of chemical formulas
  • States of matter

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6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 2: Matter and Change
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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.

The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

2. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

3. Creating Mixtures by Combining Elements & Compounds

Do you really know what's in your tap water? It's not just water - it's a mixture of many different things. In fact, most things are mixtures of different elements and compounds that are physically joined together.

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.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

6. 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.

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