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States of Matter Overview - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors present you with information about the four states of matter in the universe. You'll read about how they are different, and similar, to each other. You'll also be able to see specific examples of physical and chemical changes to these states of matter in the world around us. Once you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:
- List characteristics of each state of matter
- Give examples of both chemical and physical changes to matter
- Define and interpret chemical equations
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1. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma
Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.
2. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter
The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.
3. What is a Chemical Equation? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn how chemical equations are used to represent chemical reactions. You will learn that there are many pieces of information provided in a chemical equation, and you will gain an understanding of how to interpret chemical equations.
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- Analyzing & Evaluating Scientific Data
- The Process of Scientific Thinking
- Mathematics in Science
- Scientific Vocabulary & Measurement
- Atoms & Atomic Structure
- Properties of Elements, Compounds & Mixtures
- Understanding Elements & Periodicity
- Block & Group Elements
- Chemical Bonds Overview
- Molecular Types & Structures
- Quantitative Chemistry
- Chemical Changes
- Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions
- Rate & Extent of Chemical Changes
- Basics of Organic Chemistry
- Chemical Analysis
- Chemistry of the Atmosphere
- Using Natural Resources
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