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Chemistry Skills and Reasoning Weeks 1 and 2

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Chemistry Skills and Reasoning Weeks 1 and 2 CHM1040

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These notes cover chapters one through four.
Chemistry Skills and Reasoning
Dr. Andrea Matti
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CHM1040, Matti, matter, atom, history, Chemistry, WSU




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Date Created: 09/12/16
Chemistry 1040 Week 1 Lecture Notes Chapter One: Introduction • Chemistry is important, it is the central science • Chemistry: the science of materials and their changes • ScientificApproach: make an observation, formulate a hypothesis, do an experiment • Theory: we are attempting to explain why something happens • Law: tell what happens Chapter Two: Data and Measurements • ancients used body parts to measure (that is where we get foot, inch, etc.) • strange measurements: banana equivalent (amount of radiation you receive from one banana) or beard second (how much your beard grows in one second) • It takes 744 points to get anAin this class (that is a measurement!) • Parts of a quantitative observation: number and unit • Scientific Notation: the base number must be between 1 and 10; the exponent is negative if you move it to the right, positive if you move it to the left • 1 mL = 1 cm ; 1L = 1 dm 3 • Nonzero integers are always significant figures (ex.: 32, 451, 9, or 1798926391) • Leading zeros are NEVER significant figures (ex.: 3000 or 0.0024) • Captivated or trailing zeros areALWAYS significant figures (ex.: 304 or 2.40) Chapter Three: Matter • Matter: anything occupying space and having mass • Types of matter: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma • Solids are rigid and have a fixed volume and shape • Liquids have a definite volume and assume the shape of the container • Gases have no fixed volume or shape; it also takes the shape of its container • Matter undergoes undergoes two types of changes: chemical and physical • Physical change: a change observed without changing its chemical composition; changes to a feature that is unique to the substance such as odor, color, volume, state (s, l, g), boiling or melting point • Chemical change: a change in the chemical composition of a subtance(s), generally forms a new substance(s) (examples: flammability, rust of steel, digestion of food) • Composition generally changes as a result of contact with other matter or the influence of energy • Best way to tell if physical change or chemical is to look at a chemical formula • Element: substance that cannot be broken down into other substances by chemical method • Compound: substance composed of a given combination of elements that can be broken down into those elements by chemical methods • A compound always contains atoms of different elements and always has the same compositions • Homogenous: cannot tell the difference between the parts, they are equally distributed (ex.: air around you, brass, salt stirred into water) • Heterogeneous: can tell the difference between the parts, they are not equally distributed (ex.: oil and vinegar dressing, sand stirred into water) • Mixture can be separated based on different physical properties of the components ◦ Boiling Point → Distillation ◦ State → Filtration ◦ Adherence to surface → Chromatography ◦ Votality → Evaporation Chapter Four • Most elements come from stars but some were made in by scientists • Memorize the periodic table → the names and symbols • Most natural materials are a mixtures of pure substances • Pure substances are either elements or combinations of elements called compounds • Law of Constant Composition: a given compound always has the same composition, regardless of where it comes from • Conservation ofAtoms: atoms are neither created nor destroyed • Atoms are composed of a protons, neutrons, and electrons • Dalton'sAtomic Theory ◦ All atoms of a given element are identical (not necessarily true → isotopes) ◦ The atoms of a given element are different from those of any other element ◦ Atoms of one element can combine with atoms of other elements to form compounds.A given compound always has the same relative numbers and types of atoms ◦ Atoms are indivisible in chemical properties (neither created nor destroyed), it simply changes the way they are grouped together • Chemical formulas describe compounds • Chemical formula: expresses the types of atoms and numbers of each type in each unit (molecule) of a given compound • J.J. Thomas postulated the existence of electrons using cathode ray tubes; plum pudding model ◦ the atom must also contain positive particles that balance exactly the negative charge carried by particles that we now call electrons • Ernest Rutherford explained the nuclear atom ◦ atom has a dense center of positive charge called nucleus ◦ electrons travel around the nucleus at a relatively large distance ◦ a proton has the same magnitude of charge as the electron, but it is positive • Rutherford and Chadwick → most nuclei also contain a neutral particle called the neutron ◦ neutron is slightly more massive than proton but has no charge ◦ finally described the nuclear atom • Electrons are found outside the nucleus ( - charge) • Protons are found in the nucleus (+ charge) • Neutrons are found in the nucleus (no charge) • Nucleus is small compared with over all size of the atom, extremely densel accounts for almost all of atom's mass • CHEMISTRY OFANATOMARISES FROM ITS ELECTRONS • Electrons are the part of the atom that “intermingle” • The number of electrons really determines an atom's chemical behavior • Isotopes: atoms with the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons • Isotopes show almost identical chemical properties because the chemistry of an atom is due to its electrons • In nature most elements contain mixtures of isotopes


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