Ch 32: Properties of Solutions in Chemistry

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to help you review what you know or learn new facts about properties of solutions. Short, easy-to-follow lessons support chemistry class studies or can be used to help you prepare for college admissions or placement exams.

Properties of Solutions in Chemistry - Chapter Summary

Increase your ability to define specific terms and understand formulas relevant to laws and properties of solutions with this short chapter. Lessons simplify this material through illustrations and examples that clarify complex topics.

Study of these lessons will help you identify and explain such terms and phrases as osmosis, freezing point depression and molecular weight. Once you have completed your review of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Calculate the concentration and boiling-point elevation of a solution
  • Define terms such as 'saturated', 'unsaturated' and 'supersaturated'
  • Explain the meaning of freezing point depression
  • Apply the formula for determining molecular weight
  • Describe osmosis and osmotic pressure

Experienced instructors will easily guide you through this complex material to ensure your full understanding as you move from one lesson to the next. Test your knowledge of each topic with a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson and track your progress using your Dashboard. Lessons are accessible from any device 24/7, so you can study when it's most convenient for you.

7 Lessons in Chapter 32: Properties of Solutions in Chemistry
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Concentration of Solutions: Definition & Levels

1. Concentration of Solutions: Definition & Levels

In this lesson, we learn about solutions and what makes up a solution. We also look at solution concentration levels and how to calculate the concentration of a solution.

Solubility and Solubility Curves

2. Solubility and Solubility Curves

Learn what solubility is as well as the definitions of 'saturated,' 'unsaturated' and 'supersaturated.' Learn how to determine the solubility of a substance in water by using a solubility curve. Discover the effects of pressure and temperature on the solubility of liquids, solids and gases.

Freezing Point Depression: Definition, Equation & Examples

3. Freezing Point Depression: Definition, Equation & Examples

In this lesson, we will describe what it means to have a freezing point depression. We will explain how we determine the new freezing point and show examples of when this is used in the world.

Calculating Boiling-Point Elevation of a Solution

4. Calculating Boiling-Point Elevation of a Solution

In this lesson, you will learn how to calculate the boiling point of a solution using a simple equation. Additionally, you will review the concepts of solutions, molality, and electrolytes.

Molecular Weight: Definition & Formula

5. Molecular Weight: Definition & Formula

In this lesson, we will learn about molecular weight, which is the mass of a molecule determined by summing the masses of all of the atoms that make it up. We will look at the formula for determining molecular weight, learn where to find atomic masses on the periodic table, and do an example calculation.

Osmosis: Definition & Examples

6. Osmosis: Definition & Examples

Water moves across cell membranes by osmosis to try to equalize the concentration of solutes on both sides of the membrane. In this lesson, learn how osmosis works and examine some examples of its importance in biology.

Osmotic Pressure: Definition & Formula

7. Osmotic Pressure: Definition & Formula

This lesson will define osmotic pressure, provide the formula for calculating osmotic pressure, and show you how to solve problems using the formula. After the lesson, there will be a brief quiz so you can test what you've learned.

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