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 (Screencast)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Changes in Our World: Chemical and Physical (Screencast)
By Deb Simonson
In this screencast, learners examine the kinds of physical and chemical changes that occur in substances.
By Debbie McClinton, Dr. Martin McClinton
Students read an explanation of chemical formulas in this animated activity. A quiz completes the object.
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 (Screencast)
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.
In this animated object, students examine what happens when electrons share molecules.
Energy in Chemical Reactions
By Dr. Miriam Douglass
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine kinetic and potential energy as well as the first law of thermodynamics and the flow of energy between a system and its surroundings. Students also answer questions about exothermic and endothermic reactions
In this animated object, students examine the role equilibrium plays in everyday life. Formulas are presented in an interactive way.
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.
Heat of Fusion and Heat of Vaporization
Learners examine graphs and read that the heat of fusion is the heat energy absorbed by one mole of solid as it is converted to liquid, while the heat of vaporization is the heat energy absorbed by one mole of liquid as it is converted to gas.
How Pressure Changes Boiling Temperature
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
Learners study the effect that pressure has on boiling temperatures. Once a liquid has reached a full boil, additional heat does not raise the liquid’s temperature; however, pressure can vary the boiling point of a liquid. A brief quiz completes the activity.
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.
Introduction to Safety in the Chemistry Lab (Video)
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.
Introduction to the Periodic Table (Screencast)
By Mona Wenrich
In this screencast, students read about the basic organization and structure of the periodic table of elements. Students identify elements as belonging to a group, a period, or neither.
In this interactive object, the learner practices identifying charges on ions.
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).