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Ch 42: States of Matter in Chemistry

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Watch the lessons in this chapter to familiarize yourself with the states of matter in chemistry. Our instructors can help you learn more about different forces and theories in chemistry so you can feel confident in your knowledge basis.

States of Matter in Chemistry - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, prepare to go over the states of matter in chemistry. This chapter has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of this topic, going over such concepts as the behavior of gases, Dalton's Law, the characteristics of ideal gases, van der Waal's equation, and intermolecular attractions. At the end of the chapter, you will have learned enough to do the following:

  • Describe the different types of intermolecular forces in chemistry
  • Identify the applications of Graham's Law
  • Analyze the steps for calculating total and partial pressures
  • Compare the properties of gases to the properties of solids and liquids
  • Examine the ideal gas laws and deviations

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6 Lessons in Chapter 42: States of Matter in Chemistry
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Intermolecular Forces in Chemistry: Definition, Types & Examples

1. Intermolecular Forces in Chemistry: Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson defines the major forces that occur between molecules. Specifically, the lesson explains ion-dipole, dipole-dipole, and London (or dispersion) forces. Several examples are included to provide context.

Diffusion and Effusion: Graham's Law

2. Diffusion and Effusion: Graham's Law

Have you ever been in a room where someone has put on perfume or scented lotion and a few minutes later you are able to smell it? What causes you to be able to smell something from so far away? In this lesson, we are going to use the kinetic molecular theory of gases to explain some of their behaviors and determine how we can compare the speeds of different gases.

Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures: Calculating Partial & Total Pressures

3. Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures: Calculating Partial & Total Pressures

In this lesson, you will learn how gases behave when they are mixed together and how to use Dalton's law of partial pressures to calculate partial and total pressures of gases. You will also learn how to use this information to explain how to find the partial pressure of a gas collected over water.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

4. The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Gases

What makes a gas ideal? What types of characteristics do ideal gases have? In this lesson, we will discuss the many characteristics of gases and how knowing the microscopic properties of gas particles will help you understand the macroscopic properties of a gas.

Real Gases: Deviation From the Ideal Gas Laws

5. Real Gases: Deviation From the Ideal Gas Laws

The ideal gas law is used to describe the behavior of ideal gases, but sometimes the conditions are such that gases behave differently. When this is the case we can use the van der Waals equation to describe the behavior of real gases under these non-ideal conditions.

The Kinetic Molecular Theory: Properties of Solids and Liquids

6. 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.

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