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TExES Chemistry: Matter - Chapter Summary
Use our video lessons to help you develop a deeper understanding of the chemical properties of matter and the processes affecting matter as you prepare to take the TExES Chemistry exam for grades 7-12. The videos address the following topics that you are likely to encounter on the exam:
- Defining matter
- Identifying the physical and chemical properties of matter
- Explaining the types of changes to matter
- Naming the types of mixtures
- Discussing the ways in which mixtures can be separated
- Detailing the process of chromatography
Though tackling complex topics, these videos use simple language and illustrated examples to make the material accessible. Once you feel you have mastered what is covered in the lessons, you can test yourself with accompanying quizzes that use the same multiple-choice format you will find on the actual TExES Chemistry exam.
TExES Chemistry: Matter Objectives
The Matter chapter is designed to enhance your understanding of what matter is, how it changes and what impacts its chemical properties. Demonstrating proficiency in this material will help you answer relevant questions found on the TExES Chemistry 7-12 exam. The computer-administered exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. A minimum score of 240 is needed to pass this and all other TExES exams.
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1. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties
How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.
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. Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures
What are some ways that mixtures can be separated? Watch this video to explore several examples of ways you can separate a mixture into its individual components.
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