Ch 8: Properties of Matter in Chemistry

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about matter's properties, states and common chemical reactions. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Properties of Matter in Chemistry - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In these lessons, you can learn about the two main ways to describe substances and find out how that guides scientists in the classification of matter. Explore the four states of matter, including solids, liquids, gases and plasma, through this chapter, finding out the variations in volume and shape. Finally, you can study the five common chemical reactions, including decomposition, combination, combustion, single-replacement and double-replacement, and learn how to predict which one to expect in given situations. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • Two ways to describe substances
  • Differences between mixtures and pure substances
  • Why plasma is a conductor of electricity
  • How chemical reactions can be predicted

Video Objective
Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties Explain the difference between physical and chemical properties and classify various types of matter as mixtures or pure substances.
States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma Compare volume and shape in solids, liquids, gases and plasma.
Common Chemical Reactions and Energy Change Define decomposition, combination, combustion, single-replacement and double-replacement reactions. Learn how matter is conserved.
Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions Explain what endothermic and exothermic reactions look like and understand how to use enthalpy to predict which reaction to expect.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.