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Understanding Acidic Oxides - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides a fun and helpful overview of acidic oxides. These lessons offer an opportunity to review the position of elements on the periodic table as it relates to the acidity of oxides. You can also check your comprehension of how the ideal gas law is used to calculate pressure and volume. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Provide examples of acidic oxides
- Explain LeChatelier's Principle
- Discuss the solubility of carbon dioxide in water
- Recall uses of sulfur dioxide
- List sources of nitrogen oxides
- Explain the ideal gas law and the gas constant
- Discuss the role of fossil fuels in global warming
- Recount the effects and causes of acid rain
These lessons can help you quickly grasp acidic oxides, and our instructors facilitate an engaging learning experience. You can review all the lessons in sequential order, or just focus on the lessons that cover the topics you need to review as a refresher. A short quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge and ability to recall what has been reviewed.
1. LeChatelier's Principle: Disruption and Re-Establishment of Equilibrium
Learn how Le Chatelier's Principle describes the disruption and re-establishment of equilibrium. Learn to explain the factors that disrupt equilibrium, such as concentration, temperature, and pressure. Learn how each of these factors affects a system in equilibrium.
2. Solubility of Carbon Dioxide in Water: Conditions & LeChatelier's Principle
How does carbon dioxide in the environment contribute to the acidification of the ocean? Why do carbonated drinks become flat when left out? In this lesson, you will learn how to use LeChatlier's principle to answer these questions.
3. What is Sulfur Dioxide? - Definition, Formula & Uses
Sulfur dioxide is a chemical naturally found in small amounts in the atmosphere and is a primary precursor of sulfuric acid. In this lesson, we will discuss the formula and structure of sulfur dioxide, its functions, and its impact on our health and the environment.
4. Nitrogen Oxides: Sources, Reactions & Equations
Nitrogen oxides are compounds containing various ratios of nitrogen and oxygen. These molecules are generated in various ways. In this lesson, we'll go through the various nitrogen oxide compounds and how they are created.
5. The Ideal Gas Law and the Gas Constant
Have you ever wondered why the pressure in your car's tires is higher after you have been driving a while? In this lesson, we are going to discuss the law that governs ideal gases and is used to predict the behavior of real gases: the ideal gas law.
6. Using the Ideal Gas Law: Calculate Pressure, Volume, Temperature, or Quantity of a Gas
In another lesson, you learned that the ideal gas law is expressed as PV = nRT. In this video lesson, we'll go one step further, examining how to rearrange the equation to solve for a missing variable when the others are known.
7. Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming
In this video lesson, you'll learn what roles fossil fuels and greenhouse gases play in global warming, as well as what life on Earth can expect due to rising carbon dioxide levels within Earth's atmosphere.
8. Acid Rain: Effects & Causes
This lesson will focus on the environmental problem known as acid rain. It will also explore the causes and effects of acid rain, how it is measured, and what is being done to reduce it.
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