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Inorganic Chemistry Basics Lecture Materials

These are the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture materials of the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom. The resources below are used to supplement an actual college cell biology course. 

  • Understand how atoms, molecules and compounds are represented using chemical symbols & formulas.
  • Describe the subatomic parts of an atom.
  • What are valence electrons and why are they important?
  • Understand the three different types of bonds that we discussed: ionic, covalent and hydrogen.
  • Understand the different types of basic reaction types: synthesis (such as dehydration reaction), decomposition (such as hydrolysis reaction), and exchange.
  • What is a redox reaction? What does it mean for something to be oxidized? Reduced?
  •  What is an ion and how does it relate to acids, bases and salts?
  • What is an isotope?
  • Compare and contrast acids bases and salts.
  • Know enough about the pH scale to understand which numbers represent acidic, neutral and basic substances.
  •  What are buffers?

Versions of Inorganic Chemistry PPT:​

Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet", Under Pages per sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.

The Inorganic Chemistry Lecture materials include:
  • list of learning objectives
  • PowerPoint lecture
  • a homework assignment  
  • practice review & test questions

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You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory Cell Biology Course. The Virtual Cell Biology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including Power Point Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
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You have FREE access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory biology course. The Virtual Biology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions &  Practice Test Questions.
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Need Help with Chemistry?

SPO offers free PowerPoint lectures, sample test
questions, review questions and assignments on many different science topics. 

Below are links to those that relate to chemistry:

 1. ​Chemistry Basics & Periodic Table

2. Chemistry of Solutions

3. Acids, Bases, Buffers & pH
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Here is what you need to read, in addition to the PowerPoint and textbook, to master this topic. 

​These multiple-choice / matching practice test questions and essay review questions are designed to help you better understand inorganic chemistry.