New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Chemistry 1010 Sections 1.1-2.5 notes

Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
by: Jaden Boatright

Chemistry 1010 Sections 1.1-2.5 notes CHEM 1010

Marketplace > Southern Utah University > Chemistry > CHEM 1010 > Chemistry 1010 Sections 1 1 2 5 notes
Jaden Boatright
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for Introduction to Chemistry

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive Introduction to Chemistry notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

These notes cover sections 1.1-2.5 using the Timberlake textbook "Basic Chemistry" (SKU 9780321809285).
Introduction to Chemistry
Elaine Vickers
Class Notes
Chemistry, significant figures, scientific method, Conversion Factors




Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
Star Star Star Star Star
"What an unbelievable resource! I probably needed course on how to decipher my own handwriting, but not anymore..."
Kurtis Jones Jr.

Popular in Introduction to Chemistry

Popular in Chemistry

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jaden Boatright on Thursday January 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CHEM 1010 at Southern Utah University taught by Elaine Vickers in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Chemistry in Chemistry at Southern Utah University.


Reviews for Chemistry 1010 Sections 1.1-2.5 notes

Star Star Star Star Star

What an unbelievable resource! I probably needed course on how to decipher my own handwriting, but not anymore...

-Kurtis Jones Jr.


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/14/16
Notes 1.2 SCIENTIFIC METHOD 1. Observation (notice what’s going on around you)  2. Hypothesis (educated guess that must be testable)  3. Experiments (tests that determine the validity of a hypothesis, results must be proved and replicated)  4. Theory (based on a large body of evidence, often continually being added to and changed; continually evolving) 1.4 KEY MATH SKILLS HOMEWORK Sapling (CH1) due Monday 11:59 PM, Read 2.1-2.3, Check Canvas 2.1-2.3 2.1 MEASUREMENTS: Measurement: A number that has a unit. Without the unit, the number is meaningless. (Imperial (or US system [used by Liberia and Myanmar as well]), and the Metric system). - Length: Meter (m), Centimeter (cm), and millimeter (mm). - Volume: The amount of space something occupies. Measured in milliliters (mL) and liters (L) - Mass: The quantity of matter contained. Measured in grams (g) and kilograms (kg). - Temperature: Celsius (°C) and Kelvin (K) which is Celsius +273.15°C. - Time: Measured in seconds (s). 2.2 SCIENTIFIC NOTATION Scientific Notation: An easier way of writing really big and really small numbers. - [Ex. .0001370  1.370x10^-4] [124609.3  1.246093x10^5] - 2 Components: o Coefficient (between 1-10) o And a power of 10^x (-x for small numberslarger, +x for largesmall) 2.3 MEASURED NUMBERS AND SIGNIFICANT FIGURES Significant figures: How precise is the measurement? Measurements are usually all known digits +1 estimated. Relevant for measurements, NOT exact numbers Rules for Significant Figures: (Also see p. 33 in textbook) 1. 1-9 are always significant. 2. Zeros to left of all 1-9 digits are never significant. [ex. 0.0041 ~ 2 sig fig] 3. Zeros between 1-9 digits are always significant. [ex. 47009 ~ 5 sig fig] 4. Zeros to right of all 1-9 digits are significant if there is a decimal anywhere in the number. [ex. 460 =not significant ~2 sig fig. 460.0=significant ~ 4 sig fig] EX:  .000250 has 3 sig figs  390410. has 6 sig figs  390410 has 5 sig figs  5100000 Make it have 2 sig fig  5.1 x 10^6  40000 make it have 2 sig fig  4.0 x 10^4  .000820kg  .00082kg OR 8.2x10^-4kg 2.4-2.6 Rounding: 1-4 round down 5-9 round up 1. 35.7823m to 3 sig figs  35.8m 2. 0.0026217 to 3 sig fig  0.00262L OR 2.62x10^-3L 3. 3.8268x10^3g to 3 sig fig  3.83x10^3g OR 3830g RULES FOR SIG FIGs: 1. For multiplication and division, round final answer so it has the same number of sig figs as the measurement with the fewest sig figs. [EX. 45.261 x 0.01088  0.49243968  .4924] [EX. (4.0 x 8.00)/16  2  2.0] DON’T ROUND UNTIL VERY END OF PROBLEM 2. For addition and subtraction, the final answer is written to the same degree of precision as the least precise measurement (same number of decimal places as the measurement having the fewest decimal places) [EX. 4.259L-3.8L  0.459L 0.5L] [EX. 4900-317 5217 5200] 2.5 MEMORIZE TABLE ON P. 39 FROM TERA - NANO 1m = 1000mm 1000m = 1km  1m = .001km 2.6 CONVERSION FACTORS: A way to convert one quantity or unit to another - Two equal quantities written as a fraction [EX. 1000m = 1km  1000m/1km OR 1km/1000m]


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.