Biomolecules: The Carbohydrates (Video)
By Becky Polk-Pohlman
Viewers watch an introduction to monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. The processes for dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis.
Naming Compounds Containing Polyatomic Ions
By Debbie McClinton, Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton
Learners examine a table of common polyatomic ions. Eight examples are provided for practice.
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.
The Three States of Matter
By Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the properties of liquids, solids, and gases.
pH and Its Basic Principles
By Joan Kornitz
In this animated object, learners view hydrogen and hydroxide ions in a solution. A brief quiz on the basic principles of the term pH completes the activity.
Atomic Structure and Ionic Bonding
By Jill Larson
In this animated object, learners examine the chemistry behind table salt.
Dilution of Hydrochloric Acid
In this interactive object, learners examine how to properly dilute hydrochloric acid.
Ions are electrically charged particles obtained from an atom or from a chemically bonded group of atoms by adding or removing electrons. Eight examples illustrate the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in positive ions (cations) and in negative ions (anions).
The Effect of Temperature on the Vapor Pressure of a Liquid
Learners examine how vapor pressure is calculated. The vapor pressure of a liquid increases with increasing temperature. If the heat of vaporization and the vapor pressure at one temperature are known, the vapor pressure at a second temperature can be calculated.
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.
Introduction to Safety in the Chemistry Lab
By Bruce Bell
Learners read about lab equipment and basic safety measures. In a quiz, they view photos and determine if the lab technicians pictured are using safe practices.
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.
By Eileen Bouchard
Students read brief descriptions of atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds, and complete a matching exercise that pictures these particles and molecules as pieces of taffy.
In this interactive object, the learner examines how pressure and volume relate to each other.
The Hydrogen Bond
In this interactive object, students examine a type of chemical bond known as the "hydrogen bond."
In this animated object, students examine the role equilibrium plays in everyday life. Formulas are presented in an interactive way.
In this interactive object, the learner practices identifying charges on ions.
Macroscale vs. Nanoscale
By Karen Nordell
In this colorful, interactive object, learners examine how materials on the nanoscale compare with those on the macroscale. The focus is on the difference between macroscale and nanoscale gold in both color and melting point.
Learners examine the meaning of oxidation, reduction, and half-reaction, and watch a film showing the deposition of copper metal from the reduction of copper (II) ion by aluminum. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this interactive and animated object, learners use solubility rules to predict when an insoluble ionic compound will precipitate in a double replacement reaction. Four step-by-step examples are given.
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.
Introduction to the Periodic Table
By Mona Wenrich
Students read about the basic organization and structure of the periodic table of elements. By clicking on the symbol, they can read that element's atomic number and weight. In an exercise, students identify elements as belonging to a group, a period, or neither.
Pressure and Boyle's Law
Students examine standard pressure in this interactive object.
Oxidation States of Ions
Learners examine the periodic table to identify metallic elements that have either fixed or variable oxidation states.
The definition of an isotope is illustrated using the three isotopes of carbon. The three isotopes of hydrogen are discussed as exceptions.