Chapter 5 takes our knowledge of basic atomic structure and uses it to help us understand matter and its interactions. Chemical bonding is introduced. Students learn how to correctly write chemical formulas for simple compounds and how to balance chemical equations. We learn that there are a number of ways to classify matter. Solutions, mixtures and the concept of pH are introduced in this chapter. Students learn how to use the periodic table to understand patterns in the chemical behavior of important groups of elements. This product uses the interactive capabilities of a computer. The chapter has an embedded end-of-chapter quiz, uses graphics, animations, user interactivity or embedded video on almost all pages. This product is designed to provide bite-sized pieces of information in an effort to enhance the scientific literacy of our next generation, not to overwhelm them with sheer quantity of information. Chapter 5 section titles: What is a molecule? • The Periodic Table and the Structure of the Atom • Naming and Writing Chemical Formulas • Law of Conservation of Matter • Chemical Equations • pH, Acids, and Bases • Solutions and Mixtures • Periodic Trends • Chapter Concept Map • Checking Your Understanding. This product works both on a Macintosh or PC computer.