Ch 11: Water in Chemistry

About This Chapter

Strengthen your understanding of water in chemistry with this overview that includes hydrogen bonding, water in the Earth's atmosphere, natural resources, and more. These lessons and quizzes can give you an idea of how well you would do on a test or help with a class assignment.

Water in Chemistry - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of water, including its properties and significance in human biology. These lessons let you review and test your comprehension of topics like dipole-dipole and ion-dipole forces. You can also gain a clearer understanding of how to calculate the boiling point of water and the density of solids. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Explain the properties of water
  • List strengths of hydrogen bonding
  • Discuss surface tension and capillary action in relationship to intermolecular forces
  • Describe differences in the molecular shape of water, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide
  • Explain how to calculate the density of solids or liquids
  • Compare distribution of water in the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere
  • Recall the causes and effects of erosion
  • List different types of natural resources

Each lesson comes with a brief quiz to determine how much of the content you can remember. You can study all of the lessons within this chapter or just focus on specific topics you need to review. Make the most of this resource by printing the quiz in worksheet form to study offline.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: Water in Chemistry
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Properties of Water

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.

Hydrogen Bonding, Dipole-Dipole & Ion-Dipole Forces: Strong Intermolecular Forces

2. Hydrogen Bonding, Dipole-Dipole & Ion-Dipole Forces: Strong Intermolecular Forces

Learn about intermolecular vs. intramolecular forces. Learn the different intermolecular bonds (including hydrogen bonding and dipole-dipole and ion-dipole forces), their strengths, and their effects on properties, such as boiling and melting points, solubility, and evaporation.

Surface Tension, Capillary Action, Viscosity & Physical Changes

3. Surface Tension, Capillary Action, Viscosity & Physical Changes

There are many mysteries in the universe. This lesson will focus on a few that can be easily explained due to intermolecular forces, mainly surface tension, capillary action, viscosity, and physical changes.

Water, Ammonia & Hydrogen Sulfide: Structures, Properties & Comparison

4. Water, Ammonia & Hydrogen Sulfide: Structures, Properties & Comparison

Typically, elements close together on the periodic table produce similar properties in the molecules, but ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and water have very different properties. We'll learn what causes them to have such different properties in this lesson.

How to Calculate the Density of Solids or Liquids

5. How to Calculate the Density of Solids or Liquids

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is and calculate the density of solids or liquids from physical measurements. A short quiz will follow.

How to Calculate Boiling Point

6. How to Calculate Boiling Point

In this lesson, we look at how to calculate the boiling point of water based on a variety of factors. Altitude, air pressure, and adding substances can all affect the boiling point. A quiz is provided to check your understanding.

Water in Earth's Atmosphere

7. Water in Earth's Atmosphere

Water exists in three of the four states of matter on, in and around our planet. In this lesson we will look at where water is found, how much of it exists and how it is distributed.

The Role of Water in Human Biology

8. The Role of Water in Human Biology

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain why water is so important, and describe the five main functions of water in the human body. A short quiz will follow.

Aquatic Ecosystems & Abiotic Factors

9. Aquatic Ecosystems & Abiotic Factors

In this lesson, you will learn what aquatic ecosystems are. You will also learn about the abiotic factors that affect them, from light levels, to flow rate, to salinity.

Erosion: Definition, Causes & Effects

10. Erosion: Definition, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we'll define erosion and discuss the causes of erosion such as wind, water, glaciers, and people. Furthermore, we'll discuss how these factors effect landforms on the earth's surface.

What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

11. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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