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Ch 4: What Is Matter? - Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The What Is Matter? chapter of this Chemistry Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about matter. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the fundamentals of matter required in a typical chemistry course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other chemistry work.
  • Identify the matter concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our chemistry tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about matter and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the physical and chemical properties of matter, the states of matter, titration or any other topic related to matter
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their matter unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in chemistry
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about matter simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live chemistry tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about matter on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the physical and chemical properties of matter.
  • Categorize properties of matter as intensive or extensive.
  • Describe the difference between a chemical and a physical change in matter.
  • Explore the different methods for separating mixtures.
  • Use titration to find the concentration of an acid or base.
  • Explain how Beer's law can be used to determine the relationship between absorbance and concentration.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: What Is Matter? - Tutoring Solution
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Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

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.

Examples of Intensive & Extensive Properties of Matter

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.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

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.

Chromatography, Distillation and Filtration: Methods of Separating Mixtures

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.

Beer's Law: Absorbance & Concentration

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.

What is an Electron Microscope? - Definition, Types & Uses

6. What is an Electron Microscope? - Definition, Types & Uses

Find out how we can observe the arrangement of atoms in a crystal, or the small features on the antenna of a wasp. In this lesson you will understand how electron microscopes work and their applications in science and technology.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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