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background image CHEM 211  Week 1, Dr. Roy; Instructor    1.  Chemistry a.  What is it?  The study of matter, its properties, the changes it has, and the  energy associated with the changes.   b.  We observe changes in matter to learn what is not visible/ observable.  2.  Matter a.  Solid:   i.  the molecules are organized.   ii.  Move only a little.  iii.  It does NOT conform to the container it’s in.  b.  Liquid:   i.  the molecules are disorganized ii.  They are close together.  iii.  The molecules move some. 
iv.  It conforms to the shape of the container; it has an upper surface. 
c.  Gas:   i.  the molecules are disorganized and wiggle very much.    ii.  The particles are far apart.  iii.  They move about randomly and very much. 
iv.  It conforms to the entire container.  
d.  Plasma 
e.  Bose Einstein Condensate:
 0 Kelvin 
3.  Temperature:   a.  Absolute 0: OK (Kelvin) = -273°C.  This is when frozen stuff gets more frozen and  begin to clump together.  4.  Composition: the types and amounts of simpler substances that make it up. 
5.  Structure:  
6.  Interact: 
7.  Transform: 
8.  Scientific Method: 
(Research requires numerous repetitions of the experiment.) 
a.  Hypothesis (question) 
b.  Data 
c.  Conclude 
d.  Analyze 
e.  Report 
 
9.  Properties: The characteristics that give a substance its own identity.   a.  Physical properties i.  Properties that a substance shows just by looking at it without any  change.  ii.  Color, melting point, electrical conductivity, and density.  
background image b.  Chemical properties: The telling characteristics of a substance that it shows as it  changes composition.  Ex. When it interacts or changes into another substance.  i.  Flammability, corrosiveness, and reactivity with acids.   10. Physical change: when a substance changes its physical properties, not its composition.  a.  It changes appearance, but not identity.  11. Chemical change: (Also called chemical reaction.)  When one or more substances are  converted into 1 or more substances.   a.  Change in identity. Ex. Burn wood to ash.  12. Energy a.  Potential: energy related to position. 
b.  Kinetic: energy due to movement. 
13. Conversion factors and factor analysis 
14. Measurements
a.  Mass: (m) 
b.  Volume: (v) 
c.  Density: (d) 
d.  Equation: D = m/v 
15. Exact numbers:  
16. Significant figures
a.  Fundamental units: the seven units by which the SI system is based. (Identifiable  with a physical quality.)  b.  Base units:   i.  Mass (kilogram)  ii.  Length (meter)  iii.  Time (second) 
iv.  Temperature (kelvin) 
v.  Amount of substance (mole)  vi.  Electric current (ampere)  vii.  Luminous intensity (candela)  c.  Derived units: derivatives of the base units.  Ex. Decimeter, centimeter,  millimeter, etc.   17. Calculations a.  Important: Your conversion must cancel out all the measurements, except the  ones you want.    b.  Ex. Beginning unit = final unit/beginning unit.    18. Significant Figures and Rounding:   a.  Please refer to the text and learn the rules.    19. Precision: Being able to perform the experiment and get answers generally the same. 
20. Accuracy: Being able to perform the experiment and get precision as well as hit the 
target.    

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School: George Mason University
Department: Chemistry
Course: General Chemistry 1
Professor: Paul Cooper
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: General Chemistry
Name: CHEM 211_Week1_Dr.Roy
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