Chemistry (Element, Compound, Mixture), Chemistry – The Study of Matter, chemistry; study of matter, Chemistry

It is a pure substance that cannot be broken down into two or more simpler substances by chemical processes.
What is an Element?
Shiny (Lustrous)
Metal (appearance)
Mostly solids (except mercury)
Metal (Physical state at R.T.P)
High (except for sodium, potassium and mercury)
Metals (melting and boiling points)
Metals (Heat and electrical conductivity)
Shiny (Lustrous)
Metalloids (Appearance)
Metalloids (Physical state at R.T.P.)
Metalloids (Melting and boiling points)
Metalloids (Heat and electrical conductivity)
dull (non-lustrous)
Non-metal (appearance)
Gases, volatile liquids or solids
Non-metal (Physical state at R.T.P)
Low (except for carbon and silicon)
Non-metal (Melting and Boiling points)
Poor (except carbon in the form of graphite and diamond)
Non-metal (Heat and electrical conductivity)
Ductile, Malleable and Sonorous
Metals (ductility and malleability)
Metalloids (ductility and malleability)
Metalloids (ductility and malleability)
Can be drawn into wires
What is Ductile?
Can be hammered into different shapes without breaking
What is Malleable?
Makes a ringing sound when struck
What is Sonorous?
Easily broken when hammered
What is Brittle?
An element is made up of tiny particles called atoms
An element is made up of?
Atoms are the smallest particles of an element that have the chemical properties of that element
What are atoms?
The atom of an element are different from that of another element
1 property about the atom
It is a group of two or more atoms that are chemically combined
What is a molecule?
Diatomic molecules are those that are formed by the combination of two atoms
What are diatomic molecules?
Hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen
Some examples of diatomic molecule
Polyatomic molecules consists of three or more atoms that are chemically combined together
What are polyatomic molecules?
A compound is a pure substance that contains two or more elements that are chemically combined in a fixed ratio
What is a compound?
A compound has different properties from the elements that form it
Characteristics of compound (Number 1)
A chemical reaction is necessary to separate the elements in a compound
Characteristics of compound (Number 2)
Every compound has fixed compositions of the different elements it contains
Characteristics of compound (Number 3)
A chemical reaction takes place in the formation of compounds
Characteristics of compound (Number 4)
It would produce one or more new compounds which have different properties from the initial components
What will a chemical change / chemical reaction produce?
It is irreversible, new substances are formed, light and / or heat energy is given out and the properties of products are different from starting reactants
Chemical change is / causes?
A change in which no new compounds is formed
What is physical change?
Mixtures are made up of two or more substances that are not chemically combined
What are mixtures?
It is a mixture of metals with other elements (usually metals but sometimes non-metal such as carbon)
What is a alloy?
Stronger than pure metals
Characteristics of Alloys (Number 1)
Similar chemical properties to elements they contain
Characteristics of Alloys (Number 2)
Different physical properties
Characteristics of Alloys (Number 3)
A mixture can be separated easily by physical methods (without involving chemical reaction)
Properties of Mixtures (Number 1)
The components in mixtures are not mixed in any fixed proportion
Properties of Mixtures (Number 2)
No chemical reaction takes place when a mixture is formed, usually there is little or no energy change, while a chemical reaction takes place when a compound is formed, usually there is an energy change
Difference between Mixture and Compound (energy change)
The components of a mixture can be mixed in any proportion while the elements in a compound are always combined in a fixed proportion
Difference between Mixture and Compound (Composition)
The components of a mixture can be separated by physical processes such as magnetic separation, filtration or distillation while a compound can only be broken down into its elements or into simpler compounds by chemical processes
Difference between Mixture and Compound (Separation)
The chemical properties of a mixture are the same as those of its components while the physical and chemical properties of a compound are different from those of its constituent elements.
Difference between Mixture and Compound (Properties)
anything that has mass and volume
the measure of the quantity of matter
the measure of the space occupied by matter
study of matter
Law of Conservation of Matter
mass can not be created or destroyed in a physical or chemical change
mass of reactants =
mass of products
matter that has uniform composition and definite composition
uniform composition
properties do not vary throughout sample
definite composition
always the same from sample to sample
elements and compounds
2 types of substances
simplest form of matter, composed of a single kind of atom, can’t break into simpler substances by chemical means
represented by chemical symbols
substance composed of elements that are chemically combined, can be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
represented by a chemical formula
Ionic and Covalent
2 types of compounds
ionic compound
composed of positive and negatively charged particles called ions
covalent compound
composed of particles called molecules
a physical combination of two or more substances which maintain their properties
can be separated by physical means by filtration or distillation
heterogenous and homogenous
two types of mixtures
heterogeneous mixture
not uniform composition, portions not alike, separated by filtration
homogenous mixture
uniform composition, portions alike, separated by distillation
solids, liquids, gases
3 states of matter
With a change in ____, a substance in one state may change to another state.
physical change
changing from one state to another
Kinetic Theory of Matter
all matter is composed of tiny particles that are in constant motion
Kinetic Theory of Matter
the higher the temperature the greater the motion/solids,liquids, and gases differ in motion of particles and how strongly they are attracted to one another
definite volume, definite shape/particles strongly attracted & arranged in organized patterns
vibrational motion only/ incompressible
melting point temperature
Solids will turn to liquids at their ________.
definite volume, indefinite shape/ particles slide over each other
vibrational and rotational motion only/almost incompressible
boiling point temperature
Liquids will turn to gases at their ______.
indefinite volume, indefinite shape/ particles not attracted – move in straight line till they collide
vibrational, rotational, and translational motion/compressible
physical and chemical properties
help chemists identify substances
physical properties
observed or measured without changing the composition of a substance/no reaction
physical properties examples
density, color, boiling point, solubility, volume, mass, temperature, odor
physical change
a change which alters a substance but not its composition (generally appearance)
chemical properties
describes the reaction of substances/ new substances formed
chemical change
one or more substances change into new substances
technique that separates components in a mixture by particle size
separates using boiling point
chemical property
a property that describes how a substance reacts with another substance
physical property
used to observe and describe matter
alkali metals (group 1A)
most reactive group of metals
alkaline earths
fairly reactive group of metals
halogens (group V11A)
most reactive group of non metals
noble inert gases
unrective group of non-metals
Workplace, Hazardous, Material, Information,System
Material, Safety, Data, Sheets
the elements along the staircase. elements with properties of both metal and non metals
Law Of Definite Proportions
compounds are always combined together in fixed proportions ex; H20
pure substances that are made up of two or more elements combined together to form a molecule
chemical family
grouping elements with similar physical and chemical properties ex; alkali metals, alkaline earths, halogens, nobel (inert) gases
(physical property) described using words ex; she has BLUE eyes
a pure substance made up of one type of particle, or atom
the study of matter and how we can make changes to matter
anything that takes up space or contains mass
physical change
a substance changes in form but not in composition ex; ice to water the change can be easily reversed; freeze water to create ice
chemical change
when one or more new substances are created; a change that is impossible to reverse ex; cooking
the substances that go into a chemical reaction
the substances produced by a chemical reaction
particle model of matter
1. all matter is made up of very tiny particles
2. all particles are moving
3. all particles are different from each other
4. all particles are attracted to each other
5. the speed of how fast the particles are moving is determined by the temperature
combination of two or more pure substances
pure substance
a material containing one particle ex; water
mechanical mixtures
the particles in the mixture remain intake and are not uniformly scattered throughout ex; granola bar (heterogeneous)
the particles in this mixture are uniformly scattered ex; apple juice is (homogeneous)
substance and mixture which are in a single phase
( cannot see all the particles) ex; apple juice ( solution)
a substance dissolved in another substance ex; salt water the solute is the salt
physical property that can be described using numbers ex; the boiling temperature ex; he has size 11 feet
non metal
an element incapable of forming simple positive ions in a solution ex; gases
any of the electropositive elements that usually have a shiny surface are good conductors of heat and electricity
decomposing a chemical compound by passing electricity through it
the liquid substance in a solution ex; salt water the water is the solvent in this mixture
a mixture that contains two or more substances ( you can actually see two or more substances)ex; granola bar
Law Of Conservation of Mass
in a chemical change the total mass of the new substance is always the same as the total mass of the original substance ( Lavoisier)
compound that gives off H+ ions in solution
describes a solution with a high concentration of H+ ions
ions with a negative charge
the electrode where electrons are lost (oxidized) in redox reactions
common units for measuring pressure
the smallest object that retains properties of an element. Composed of electrons and a nucleus (containing protons and neutrons)
atomic number
number of protons in an element
Avogadro’s number
number representing the number of molecules in (1) mole: 6.022 * 10 to the 23 power
substance which gives off hydroxide ions (OH-) in solution
having the characteristics of a base
Bohr’s atom
He made significant contributions to the atom. He understood the line spectra–the reason why only certain wavelengths are emitted when atoms jump down levels
buffer solutions
solutions that resist change in their pH, even when small amounts of acid or base are added
substances that speed up a chemical process without actually changing the products of reactions
electrode where electrons have gained (reduction) in redox reactions
ion with positive charge
central atom
in a Lewis structure, usually the atom that is the least electronegative
describes an object’s ability to repel or attract other objects. Protons have a positive …while electrons have a negative… Like …repel each other, while opposites attract.
chemical changes
processes or events that have altered the fundamental structure of something
chemical equation
an expression of a fundamental change in the chemical substance
colligative properties
properties of a solution that depend only on the number of particles dissolved in it, not the properties of the particles themselves. The main ones are boiling point elevation and freezing point depression.
when substances combine with oxygen and release energy
two or more atoms joined together chemically, with covalent or ionic bonds
the amount of a substance in a specified space
conjugate acid
a substance which can lose H+ ion to form a base
conjugate base
a substance which can gain H+ ion to form an acid
covalent bonds
when two atoms share at least one pair of electrons
change of an element into a different element, usually with some other particle(s) of energy emitted
mass per unit volume of a substance
dipole-dipole forces
intermolecular forces that exist between polar molecules. Active only when the molecules are close together. The strengths of intermolecular attractions increase when polarity increases
dispersion forces (London dispersion forces)
dispersion is an intermolecular attraction force that exists between all molecules. These forces are the result of the movement of electrons which cause slight polar moments. Generally very weak, when their molecular mass increases, so does their strength
breaking down of a compound into its components to form ions from an ionic substance
double bond
when an atom is bonded to another atom by two sets of electron pairs
movement of gas molecules through a small opening
electrochemical cell
gives an electric current with a steady voltage as a result of an electron transfer reaction
device that moves electrons into or out of a solution by conduction
changing the chemical structure of a compound using electrical energy
electromagnetic spectrum
complete range of wavelengths which light can have. These include infrared, ultraviolet and all other types of radiation as well as visible light
one of the parts of an atom having a negative charge. Indivisible particle with a charge of -1
measure of a substance’s ability to attract electrons
electrostatic forces
forces between charged objects
substance consisting of only one type of atom
empirical formula
formula showing the simplest ratio of elements in a compound
process that absorbs heat from its surroundings as the reaction proceeds
ability to do work
change in heat at constant pressure
measure of the disorder of a system
when the reactants and products are in a constant ratio. The forward reaction and the reverse reactions occur at the same rate when a system is in this state
equilibrium constant
value that expresses how far the reaction proceeds before reaching equilibrium. A small number means that equilibrium is towards the reactants side while a large number means that the equilibrium is towards the product side
equilibrium expression
the expression giving the ratio between the products and reactants. It is equal to the concentration of each product raised to its coefficient in a balanced chemical equation and multiplied together, divided by the concentration of the product of reactants to the power of their coefficients
equivalence point
occurs when the moles of acid equal the moles of base in a solution
process that gives off heat to the environment
number of events in a given unit of time. When describing a moving wave, means the number of peaks which would pass a stationary point in a given amount of time
Geiger counter
instrument that measures radiation output
Gibb’s free energy
the energy of a system that is available to do work at a constant temperature and pressure
Graham’s law
the rate of diffusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its molar mass
half life
the amount of time it takes for half an initial amount to disintegrate
Heisenberg uncertainty principle
the principle states that it is not possible to know a particle’s location and momentum precisely at any time
hydrogen bonding
strong type of intermolecular dipole-dipole attraction. Occurs between hydrogen and F, O or N
the reactions of cations with water to produce a weak base or of anions to produce a weak acid
ideal gas law
ideal gas law
intermolecular forces
forces between molecules
intramolecular forces
forces within molecules. Forces caused by the attraction and repulsion of charged particles
removing or adding electrons to an atom creates an … (a charged object very similar to an attom)
ionic bond
when two oppositely charged atoms share at least one pair of electrons but the electrons spend more time near one of the atoms than the other
ionization energy
energy required to remove an electron from a specific atom
elements with the same number of protons but have different numbers of neutrons, and thus different masses
The SI unit of temperature. It is temperature in degrees Celsius plus 273.15
kinetic energy
energy an object has because of its mass and velocity. Objects that are not moving do not have this.
Le Chatlier’s Principle
states that a system at equilibrium will oppose any change in the equilibrium conditions
Lewis structures
a way of representing molecular structures based on valence electrons
limiting reagent
the reactant that will be exhausted first
mass number
the number of protons and neutrons in an atom
composed of two or more substances, but each keeps its original properties
the number of moles of solute (the material dissolved) per kilogram of solvent (what the solute is dissolved in)
a term expressing molarity, the number of moles of solute per liters of solution
the number of moles of solute (the material dissolved) per liter of solution. used to express the concentration of a solution
a collection of 6.022 * 10 to the 23 power number of objects. Usually used to mean molecules
molecular formula
shows the number of atoms of each element present in a molecule
molecular geometry (VSEPR)
shape of a molecule, based on the relative position of the atoms
molecular mass
the combined mass (as given on the periodic table) of all the elements in a compound
two or more atoms chemically combined
mole fraction
the number of moles of a particular substance expressed as a fraction of the total number of moles
an object that does not have a positive or negative charge
a particle found in the nucleus of an atom. It is almost identical in mass to a proton, but carries no electrical charge
abbreviation for nanometers. A nanometer is equal to 10 to the -9 power meters
the central part of an atom that contains the protons and neutrons. Plural=nuclei
In Lewis structures, the goal is to make almost all atoms have this structure. This means they will have access to (8) electrons regularly, even if they do have to share some of them
an energy state in the atomic model which describes where an element will likely be
oxidation number
a number assigned to each atom to help keep track of the electrons during a redox-reaction
a reactions involving the transfer of electrons
parent isotopes
an element that undergoes nuclear decay
partial pressure
the pressure exerted by a certain gas in a mixture
small portion of matter
percent composition
expresses the mass ratio between different elements in a compound
periodic table
grouping of the known elements by their number of protons. There are many other trends such as size of elements and electronegativity that are easily expressed in terms of the periodic table
measures the acidity of a solution. It is the negative log of the concentration of the hydrogen ions in a substance
massless packet of energy, which behaves like both a wave and a particle
physical property
a property that can be measured without changing the chemical composition of a substance
What is h?
He contributed to the understanding of the
Measures the basicity of a solution. It is the negative log of the concentration of the hydroxide ions
polar molecules
Molecule with a partial charge
potential energy
The energy an object has because of its composition or position
Force per unit area
principal quantum number (n)
The number related to the amount of energy an electron has and therefore describing which shell the electron is in
The compounds that are formed when a reaction goes to completion
An equality between two ratios
Particle found in a nucleus with a positive charge. Number of these gives the atomic number
Something that comes in discrete units
quantum numbers
Set of numbers used to completely describe an electron
radiant energy
Energy which is transmitted away from its source, for example, energy that is emitted when electrons transition down one level to another
Energy in the form of photons
Substance containing an element which decays
The relative size of two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other; a:b or a/b
Substances initially present in a chemical reaction
reduction reaction
A reaction in which a substance gains at least one electron
Ionic compounds that can be formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen ions of an acid with another positive ion
shells (orbitals)
Where the electrons generally are; they are composed of four types of sub…; s, p, d and f
single bond
When an electron pair is shared by two atoms
SI Unit
Standards for Systeme International d’Unites, an international system which establishes a uniform set of measurement units
The substance (solid, liquid or gas) dissolved in a solution, for example, the salt in saltwater
Mixture of a solid and a liquid where the solid never settles out, for example, saltwater
Liquid in which something is dissolved, for example the water in saltwater
specific heat
The amount of heat it takes for a substance to be raised by one degree Celsius
spontaneous reaction
A reaction that will proceed without any outside energy
states of matter
Solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Plasma is a “soup” of disassociated nuclei and electrons, normally found only in stellar objects
The study of the relationships between amounts of products and reactants
Standard Temperature and Pressure. 0 degrees Celsius and 1 atm
subshell (suborbital)
One part of a level, each of which can hold different numbers of electrons
The study of temperature, pressure, volume and energy flow in chemical reactions
The process used to take a solution of unknown concentration with a solution of a known concentration for the purpose of finding out more about the unknown solution
valence electrons
The electrons in the outermost shell of an atom
van der Waals equations
An equation for non-ideal gases that accounts for intermolecular attraction and the volumes occupied by gas molecules
Speed of an object; the change in position over time
Measures the size of an object using length measurements in three dimensions
A signal which propagates through space
On a periodic curve, the length between two consecutive troughs (low points) or peaks (high points)
weak acid
Substances capable of donating hydrogen but do not completely ionize in solution
weak bases
Substances capable of accepting hydrogen but do not completely ionize in solution
Expression of the movement of an object against some force