Holt, Rinehart and Winston
HC2 CH10
Modern Chemistry
Chapter 10: Physical Characteristics of Gases
Welcome to Modern Chemistry. Chapter 10 describes gases, how they move, and why they exert pressure. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study of the physical properties of gases.
Review and Practice
Reading Skills: K-W-L
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Glossary: Chapter 10
Use this handy list of terms to help you understand the new vocabulary in this chapter.
Homework Help: Chapter 10 Study Guide
Select one of the sections listed below to review key skills and concepts from the chapter.
Section 1 || Section 2 || Section 3 || Mixed Review

Problem-Solving Skills: Gas Laws
Learn how to express the relationships between temperature, volume, pressure and quantity of gases here.
Quiz Yourself: Physical Characteristics of Gases
Click here to test your knowledge of physical characteristics of gases.
Teacher Notes

Enrichment and Extension
Online Research: SciLinks
Visit NSTA's SciLinks Web site, which links you to some of the most up-to-date science information on the Internet. When you get to the site, log in, and then enter a keyword for the topic you want to research. The topics and keywords for Chapter 10 are listed below.
TOPIC: Gases
SciLinks CODE: HC2101

TOPIC: Diffusion/Effusion
SciLinks CODE: HC2102

TOPIC: Carbon Monoxide
SciLinks CODE: HC2103

TOPIC: Gas Laws
SciLinks CODE: HC2104

Integrating Health: Why Your Ears Pop
How is air pressure related to the popping of your ears? Find the answer here.
Chemistry Link: Element Spotlight: Helium
Where can one find helium? Learn more here.
Chemistry Link: Element Spotlight: Oxygen
Click here to find out where the oxygen in our air came from and what some other interesting facts about oxygen are.
Chemistry Link: Element Spotlight: Hydrogen
What makes hydrogen unique? Find the answer here.
Chemistry Link: Element Spotlight: Nitrogen
Click here to read about why nitrogen is so important to living things.
Chemistry in Nature: Climatic Warming
Click here to learn more about how greenhouse gases contribute to the warming of Earth.
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