Biomolecules: The Carbohydrates (Video)
By Becky Polk-Pohlman
Viewers watch an introduction to monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. The processes for dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis.
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.
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.
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.
Dilution of Hydrochloric Acid
By Jill Larson
In this interactive object, learners examine how to properly dilute hydrochloric acid.
Atomic Structure and Ionic Bonding
In this animated object, learners examine the chemistry behind table salt.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Mole and Avogadro's Number
Learners examine how chemists use moles to "count" atoms by weight. Examples are given.
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.
By Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton
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.
Naming Compounds Containing Polyatomic Ions
Learners examine a table of common polyatomic ions. Eight examples are provided for practice.
The Limiting Reagent in Chemical Reactions
In this interactive object, learners determine the limiting reagent and the excess reagent in chemical reactions. Learners test their knowledge by solving three problems.
The Formation of Ester Bonds in the Synthesis of Lipids
By Richard Wilkosz
In this animated object, learners examine the formation of ester bonds in the synthesis of lipids using triglyceride biosynthesis as an example. Ester bond formation is described as a dehydration synthesis reaction.
The Hydrogen Bond
In this interactive object, students examine a type of chemical bond known as the "hydrogen bond."
Pressure and Boyle's Law
Students examine standard pressure in this interactive object.
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.
A Biological Example of Water Solubility
In this animated object, students examine the role that the solubility of water plays in various biological functions.
Oxidation States of Ions
Learners examine the periodic table to identify metallic elements that have either fixed or variable oxidation states.
Vapor pressure is the pressure exerted by molecules in the gas phase in equilibrium with a liquid or a solid. Two examples are used to illustrate vapor pressure: the drying of clothes and the evaporation of ice.
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.
In this interactive object, the learner examines how pressure and volume relate to each other.