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CHEM 110, Week 1 & 2 Notes

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These notes cover standards of measurements, scientific notation, metric prefixes and volumes, and beginning dimensional analysis.
Chemical Principles I
Dr. Hoda Mirafzal
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General Chemistry
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Date Created: 04/26/16
CHEM 110 04/13/2016 ▯ Standards of Measurement  When we measure, we use a measuring tool to compare some dimension of an object to a standard ▯ Scientific Notation  A number is expressed in scientific notation when it is in the form “a x 10^n” where a is between 1 and 9 and n is an integer ▯ Mnemonic for Metric Prefixes: ▯ Terrier (tera)  Gigantic (giga) o Meg’s (mega)  Killed (kilo)  Hector (hector)  Decadent (deca) o Base ▯ Base  Decidedly (deci) o Certain (centi)  Millipede (milli)  Mice (micro)  Need (nano) o Pie (pico) ▯ Metric Volume  1L = 1 cubic decimeter  1 mL = 1 cubic cm ▯ Volume Conversions  1 fl oz = 30ml  1 12 oz can of soda = 360 ml  1 gal = 3.8 L  .95 L = 1 qt ▯ Measuring Volume  Graduated cylinders are used to find the volume of liquids and pourable solids (be careful with the meniscus curve!)  Volume of an irregular object is measured using water displacement ▯ Mass and weight  Mass is the amount of matter in an object  Weight is a measure of thee gravitational force acting on an object (proportional to mass)  1 kg = the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram, a cylinder kept by the BIPM in France ▯ Mass and Weight Conversions  1 oz= 28 g  1 kg = 2.2 lbs ▯ Dimensional Analysis  Used to convert from one system of units to another  You know the initial units multiplied by a conversion factor to find the final units, or the units you are trying to find ▯ ▯


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