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Properties of Water in Chemistry - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of the properties of water in chemistry. You can review precipitation reactions, including how to predict the formation of a precipitate in an aqueous chemical reaction. You can also gain a clear understanding of exactly what a precipitate is. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Explain why ice floats and various other properties of water
- Discuss water as a universal solvent
- Write a net ionic equation
Each lesson comes with a brief quiz to determine how much of the content you can remember. You can study all of the lessons or just focus on specific topics. Make the most of this resource by printing the quiz in worksheet form to study offline when it's convenient for you.
1. Properties of Water
Why does ice float? Why can water rise on its own against gravity in a small tube? Find out how these mysterious properties of water can be explained by hydrogen bonds.
2. Why is Water the Universal Solvent?
Did you know that water is referred to as the ''universal solvent?'' In this lesson, you'll learn what that means. You'll also learn which of water's properties make it the universal solvent.
3. Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations
Learn what a precipitate is and predict when it will form in an aqueous chemical reaction, usually a double-replacement reaction. Learn what an ionic equation is, how it differs from a net ionic equation and how to write a net ionic equation.
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- Analysis for Salts in Water
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- Fuel Cells & Galvanic Cells
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