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Language of chemistry



Learn the terms and names used in chemistry. Becoming fluent in chemistry will unlock many doors in science, and the world.

Like all science, chemistry uses names and words you might not hear in other places. Understanding the technical terms of chemistry will help you in your studies.

In this tutorial

  • States of matter - what is the difference between a liquid, a gas and a solid? How does matter change between states? Time to complete 25 minutes
  • States of matter quiz - test your understanding of the different states of matter here. Time to complete 30 minutes
  • Units and conversions - how many metres in a kilometre? How do we describe volume? Where does scientific notation fit in? Time to complete 15 minutes
  • Exercises - units and conversions - check your knowledge of units and conversion factors. Time to complete 20 minutes

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