Balancing Oxidation-Reduction Equations
By Debbie McClinton, Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton
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.
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).
Conversion Between Mass and Moles of an Element (Screencast)
By Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton
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.
Pressure and Boyle's Law
By Jill Larson
Students examine standard pressure in this interactive object.
Biomolecules: The Carbohydrates (Video)
By Becky Polk-Pohlman
Viewers watch an introduction to monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. The processes for dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis.
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."
Oxidation States of Ions
Learners examine the periodic table to identify metallic elements that have either fixed or variable oxidation states.
Dilution of Hydrochloric Acid
In this interactive object, learners examine how to properly dilute hydrochloric acid.
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.
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.
In this interactive object, the learner practices identifying charges on ions.
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.
Gas Volume vs. Temperature (Charles's Law)
In this animated object, learners examine how gas volume varies directly with absolute temperature (K at constant pressure). An example of a sample of gas at two conditions of volume and temperature is used to illustrate the law.
The Solid State
In this well-illustrated object, learners examine the structures and properties of the four types of solids: molecular, metallic, ionic, and covalent network. Five interactive questions are provided.
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.
Standard Molar Volume
By Dr. Miriam Douglass
Learners observe that the volume of one mole of any gas is 22.4 L at standard temperature and pressure. An illustration shows that only the mass of the molar volume differs with the identity of the gas.
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.
Absolute Zero Temperature
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.
In this animated object, students examine the role equilibrium plays in everyday life. Formulas are presented in an interactive way.
A Biological Example of Water Solubility
In this animated object, students examine the role that the solubility of water plays in various biological functions.
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the inverse proportionality of wavelength and frequency and their relationship to the speed of light.
The Three States of Matter
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the properties of liquids, solids, and gases.
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.