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2.5: Using Algebra in Chemistry

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • perform algebraic manipulations to solve equations.
  • use the density equation to solve for the density, mass, or volume when the other two quantities in the equation are known.
  • construct conversion factors from equivalent measurements.
  • apply the techniques of dimensional analysis to solving problems.
  • perform metric conversions using dimensional analysis and the factor label method for conversions.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Using Algebra in Chemistry 2.0 None

Activities for Lesson 5

Laboratory Activities

  • Density Determination


  • Density of Diet Soda vs Regular Soda


  • Measurement Worksheet

Extra Readings

  • None

Answers for Using Algebra in Chemistry (L5) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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