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Chem 111 Ch.1

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Chem 111 Ch.1 Chem 111

Kim Notetaker
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Date Created: 08/04/16
Chapter 1 Chemical Tools: Experimentation What is the scientific method? ­ Observation: recording natural phenomenon  Qualitative: descriptive data  Quantitate: measurement data  ­Hypothesis: possible explanation  ­Experiments: testing the hypothesis ­Theory/Conclusion: explains or predicts what was done in the experiment that was conducted  The most units that are being used in this class are Micro and Nano units  ­ Macro: 0.000001= 10 to the – 6 ­ Nano: 0.000000001= 10 to the – 9 Mass is the amount of matter in an object Mass vs. Weight: Gravity  ­ Meter is the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,7458 of a second  ­ 1 Meter = 39.37 in ­ 1 Degree Fahrenheit is 100/180 = 5/9  the size of a kelvin or a degree Celsius   Boiling point: 212 *F  100*C 373*K  Middle point: 180*F 100*C 100*K  Freezing point: 32*F 0*C 273*K ­ Melting point: Solid/Liquids ­ Boiling point: Liquid/Gas 0 9 F ­ *F =( 0 )  oC+32 F   5 C oC= 5 C o 0 ­ 9 F (F−32 F  k=o C+273.15 ­ Solids:  C m 3 Liquids: mL Gas: L Significant Figures: The total number of digits recorded for a measurement ­ Generally, the last digit in a reported measurement is uncertain (estimated) ­ The exact numbers and relationships (7 days in a week; 30 students in a class, etc.)  effectively have an infinite number of significant figures  Rules for Counting Significant Figures (Left to Right) 1. Zero in the middle of a number are just like any other digit, they are always significant 2. Zeros at the beginning of a number are not significant; place holder 3. Zeros at the end of a number and after the decimal point are always significant  4. Zeros at the end of a number and before the decimal point may or may not be significant ­Math rules for keeping track of sigfigs ­ Multiplication or division: The answer can’t have more significant figures than any of the  original numbers  ­ Addition or subtraction: The answer can’t have more digits to the right of the decimal point  than any of the original numbers  ­Rules of Rounding off Numbers: 1. if the first digit you remove is less than 5 round down by dropping it and all following  numbers 2. if the first digit you remove is 6 or greater round up by adding 1 to the digit or the left 3. if the first digit you remove is 5 and there are more nonzero digits following, round up 4. if the digit you remove is a 5 with nothing following, round down Dimensional Analysis: a method that uses a conversion factor to covert a quantity expressed in  one unit to an equivalent quantity in a different unit Conversion Factor: Expresses the relationship between two different units


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