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Properties of Liquids & Solids - Chapter Summary
Get up to speed on the properties of liquids and solids with help from this entertaining chapter. Our expert instructors have created lessons you can use to enhance your comprehension of the kinetic molecular theory, phase diagrams, crystal structures and more. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Explain the movement of particles using the kinetic molecular theory
- Use phase diagrams to locate the critical point, triple point and phase equilibrium boundaries
- Interpret a heating curve and discuss what happens during a phase change
- List and describe types of crystal structures and unit cells
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1. 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.
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.
3. 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.
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.
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