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Integrated Science 2: Chapter 2 Quiz: Cells

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Integrated Science 2: Chapter 2 Quiz: Cells

This quiz covers Chapter 2 in the Integrated Science textbook: Cells

Specific Heat Capacity

First some confusing vocabulary – this is Chemistry after all…..

Specific Heat Capacity ‘C’ relates the amount of heat (energy or work) needed to raise a sample of some material 1 degree C.
Think of Specific Heat Capacity as the sample’s capacity to absorb heat, so the formula should include the amount of material in the sample, ie its mass.

Q = m  C  ΔT

Q: heat absorbed by the sample
m: mass of the sample
C: heat capacity of the sample material
Δ: change or difference of…
T: temperature
The units of C is
Specific heat or specific heat capacity ‘s’ is the heat capacity, which is independent of the amount of substances. It can be defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one degree Celsius (or one Kelvin) at a constant pressure. The specific heat of water is 4.18 joules/(gram degree C).

Q =


In this post, I included the lecture notes for a development of Snell’s Law (1621) using a Huygen’s Wavelet construction (c. 1670). Special case: Total Internal Reflection leads to a 10 minute mini lecture on optical fibres, T1 cables, repeaters and IR wavelength demultiplexing. Continue reading Refraction

Newton’s Laws

What you need to know:
Newton proposed 3 “Laws”
1] Inertia: An object at rest tends to remain at rest unless acted on by an eternal force. An object in motion tends to remain in motion unless acted on by an external force.
2] Force and Mass: Remember the equation F = ma where F is the force {in units of Newtons – what else could it be?}, a is acceleration and m is an experimentally determined constant of proportionality for an object. m is called the mass.
3] Law of reaction: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Easy to remember examples:
1] A body in motion, stays in motion…
2] Here’s a joke: A Physicist walks into a bar, and he says…….. “F = ma”
that’s it, pretty funny eh?
3] Push someone and they’ll push back.

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Physical Science Q1 Quarterfinal – Study Guide

Physical Science Q1 Quarterfinal – Study Guide

Topics covered:

Sig Figs, Scientific Notation,
Lab Safety
Organization of the Periodic Table – block out which area of the periodic table contains alkali metals ….. noble gasses, and everything in between
History of the Atom, Democritus – atom, Thomson – Plum Pudding, Rutherford – nucleus
Atomic Orbitals (shapes of orbitals)
Atomic Orbitals (orbital filling diagram – Aufbrau Energy Level Diagram), electron configuration
Understanding Isotopes
Calculating average atomic weight from isotope weight and isotope abundances.
States of matter
Naming chemical compounds
Writing chemical formulas given the name of the compound

Chemistry Unit 1 Practice Test

Chemistry Unit 1 Practice Test

This practice test is preparation for the Unit 1 Common Assessment

Topics covered:

Models of the atom (Bohr, Rutherford)

Electronic structure of the atom, atomic emission spectra (flame test spectroscopy / gas discharge tube spectra)

The nucleus: neutrons, protons


Nuclear Chemistry: Why nuclei decay, decay modes – alpha, beta, gamma, half lives

Now that you’ve done the practice test, try another version. Note some of the questions are the same as in the previous quiz but several new questions have been added.

Chemistry Semester 1 Question Bank

This quiz is the Chemistry semester 1 question bank.
This quiz bank is also used for Physical Science Semester 1

Physics Secrets eBook

Physics Secrets

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