About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our High School Chemistry Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the properties of matter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about matter. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the properties and states of matter, how matter can change and the relationships between its characteristics and behaviors.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and the Matter unit exam on matter confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
What is Matter? Unit Objectives:
- Learn to classify types of matter and differentiate between their chemical and physical properties.
- Identify the different phases of matter.
- Understand the methods used to separate mixtures.
- Learn about titration and its use for determining the concentration of an acid or base.
- Explain the use of Beer's law in discerning the relationship between absorbance and concentration.
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. Examples of Intensive & Extensive Properties of Matter
This lesson will explore some examples of intensive and extensive properties to help you identify them more easily in the future. At the end of this lesson, you should be able to define intensive and extensive properties and provide examples.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Beer's Law: Absorbance & Concentration
Beer's Law relates the absorbency of a substance to its chemical concentration. In this lesson, we'll review light transmittance and absorbance and how Beer's Law is used to determine chemical concentrations.
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- Measurement and Problem Solving: Homeschool Curriculum
- Experimental Laboratory Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Understanding Atomic Structure: Homeschool Curriculum
- The Periodic Table of Elements: Homeschool Curriculum
- The Representative Elements of the Periodic Table: Homeschool Curriculum
- Nuclear Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Bonding for High School Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Phase Changes for Liquids and Solids: Homeschool Curriculum
- Gases in Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Solutions in Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Stoichiometry and Chemical Equations: Homeschool Curriculum
- Acids, Bases and Reactions: Homeschool Curriculum
- Equilibrium: Homeschool Curriculum
- Chemistry Kinetics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Thermodynamics in Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Organic Chemistry Basics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Nucleic Acids - DNA and RNA: Homeschool Curriculum
- DNA Replication - Processes and Steps: Homeschool Curriculum