By Jill Larson
In this animated object, students are introduced to moles as a measurement.
By Debbie McClinton, Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton
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.
Boiling Point of a Liquid
Learners examine how the boiling point increases with increasing pressure. An example from industry is given.
In this well-illustrated activity, learners examine the three types of intermolecular forces: dipole-dipole forces, London or Van der Waals forces, and the hydrogen bond. Two interactive questions are included.
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.
Gas Volume and Molar Amount
By Dr. Miriam Douglass
In this brief object, learners examine the direct relationship between the volume of a gas sample and the number of moles of gas. A problem is presented so students can test their knowledge of Avogadro's Law.
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.
A Biological Example of Water Solubility
In this animated object, students examine the role that the solubility of water plays in various biological functions.
Gas Volume vs. Temperature (Charles's Law)
By Dr. Miriam Douglass, Dr. Martin McClinton
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.
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.
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.
In this interactive object, the learner practices identifying charges on ions.
Oxidation States of Ions
Learners examine the periodic table to identify metallic elements that have either fixed or variable oxidation states.
Standard Molar Volume
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.
Learners examine phase diagrams that show the phases of solid, liquid, and gas as well as the triple point and critical point.
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.
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.
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.
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.