Chapter 1 Lecture Outline


Introduction

  1. Personal
  2. Cell Phone
  3. Laboratory Notice
  4. Syllabus
  5. Plagiarism
  6. Making the Grade
  7. Homework
    1. Daily Mastering Chemistry Questions Mastering Chemistry
    2. Homework Problem Set
    3. Other
  8. Introduction to Mathcad (Overhead)

Study Skills

  1. Class Resources
  2. Campus Resources
  3. Textbook
  4. Mastering Chemistry
  5. e-Text
  6. Web Page

Atoms and Molecules

  1. Molecules ( internet © Saunders, 1997)

The Scientific Approach to Knowledge


The Classification of Matter

  1. States of Matter and Kinteic-Molecular Theory
  2. Matter at the Macroscopic and Particulate Levels
  3. Pure Substances
  4. Mixtures: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Separating a Mixture ( Internet © Saunders, 1997)

Physical and Chemical Changes and Physical and Chemical Properties

  1. References
    1. Textbook
    2. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    3. Merck Index
    4. MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) SIRI MSDS Index
  2. Density (Lecture Problems)
  3. Temperature
  4. Kinetic Molecular Theory (internet © Saunders, 1997)
  1. Physical Properties
    1. temperature
    2. size
    3. density
    4. hardness
    5. gas, liquid, solid
    6. Change of state: boiling water
  2. Chemical Changes
    1. Combustion( internet © Saunders, 1997)
    2. Burning a candel
    3. rusting car
    4. battery
    5. cooking
    6. dynamite exploding

Energy: A Fundamental Part of Physical and Chemical Change


Units of Measurement

  1. SI Base Units (Know table 1.2 on page 25)
  2. Conversion Factors (Will be given on exams)
  3. Equality 1 inch = 2.54 cm
  4. Rearange (1 inch)/(2.54 cm) = 1
  5. Multiply anything by 1
  6. Check units
  7. Fencepost Method
  8. Ratio Method
  9. Look at it


The Reliability of a Measurement.

  1. Scientific Notation
    1. Big Numbers
    2. Small Numbers
    3. Using with a calculator
  2. Significant Figures (Examples)
  3. Rounding
    1. Addition and Subtraction
    2. Multiplication and Division
  4. Percent


Solving Chemical Problems


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