A Biological Example of Water Solubility

By Jill Larson

In this animated object, students examine the role that the solubility of water plays in various biological functions.

Absolute Zero Temperature

By Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton

Learners view illustrations showing the direct dependence of the volume of a gas on temperature and consider the relationship between the Kelvin and Celsius temperature scales.

Acid-Base Reactions

Learners view several movie clips that demonstrate the use of an indicator to follow the neutralization reaction that occurs when an acid and a base are mixed. Students test their knowledge in a series of questions. Immediate feedback is given.

Acids & Bases

Students read different definitions of "acids" and "bases." In an interactive exercise, they identify if a substance is an acid or a base.

Atomic Structure and Ionic Bonding

In this animated object, learners examine the chemistry behind table salt.

Atomic Symbols, Atomic Numbers, and Mass Numbers

By Debbie McClinton, Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton

Learners read definitions of atomic symbols, atomic numbers, and mass numbers and then answer questions about the number of neutrons, protons, and electrons in select elements.

Atomic Weight

Learners read the definition of atomic weight and obtain the weights of elements by viewing the Periodic Table and charts that list atomic weights by name or symbol.

Balancing Oxidation-Reduction Equations

In this animated activity, learners examine the terms "half-reaction," "oxidizing agent," and "reducing agent" and follow five interactive examples to balance equations for oxidation-reduction reactions. Three problems are provided as a self-check.

Biomolecules The Carbohydrates

By Barbara Liang

Learners read a brief introduction to monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. The processes for dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis are shown.

Biomolecules: The Carbohydrates (Video)

By Becky Polk-Pohlman

Viewers watch an introduction to monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. The processes for dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis.

Boiling Point of a Liquid

Learners examine how the boiling point increases with increasing pressure. An example from industry is given.

Boyle's Law

In this interactive object, the learner examines how pressure and volume relate to each other.

Calculating Formula Weight and Molecular Weight

In this interactive object, learners calculate formula and molecular weights by working through five examples and two problems.

Calculating Gas Density from Standard Molar Volume

By Dr. Miriam Douglass

Learners calculate gas density from the standard molar volume and observe how the density increases with the increasing molecular weight of the gas.

Calculation of Atomic Weight from Isotopic Composition

Learners examine the method for calculating the atomic weight of copper from the natural percent composition of each of its two isotopes.

Charles's Law

In this interactive object, students examine how the volume and temperature of an ideal gas relate under conditions of constant pressure and quantity.

Chemical Formulas

By Debbie McClinton, Dr. Martin McClinton

Students read an explanation of chemical formulas in this animated activity. A quiz completes the object.

Common Types of Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

Learners identify combination, decomposition, displacement, and combustion types of redox reactions. They also watch a video clip that demonstrates the reaction of sodium and water.

Controlling pH

By Terry Bartelt

Learners view an animated presentation showing how the pH level of a cleaning solution is controlled in a closed-loop system in a manufacturing setting. A quiz completes the activity.

Conversion Between Mass and Moles of an Element

Atomic weights are used to convert the mass of a sample into the number of moles of the element in the sample and vice versa. Four examples are provided for practice.

Covalent Bonds

In this animated object, students examine what happens when electrons share molecules.

Determining Empirical and Molecular Formulas

Learners follow a four-step process to determine the empirical formula of a compound from the masses of its constituent elements. The molecular formula is determined in a fifth step using the molecular weight of the compound.

Dilution of Hydrochloric Acid

In this interactive object, learners examine how to properly dilute hydrochloric acid.

Double Replacement Reactions

In this interactive object, learners identify charges on ions, write new formulas based on charge, and balance equations using coefficients.

Electromagnetic Radiation

In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the inverse proportionality of wavelength and frequency and their relationship to the speed of light.