Foundations of Chemistry

Foundations of Chemistry -- Section 1 of General Chemistry Notes corelates to the first chapter of your general chemistry course. This section is 19 pages in length (page 1-1 through page 1-19) and covers ALL you'll need to know on the following lecture/book topics:

SECTION 1 - Foundations of Chemistry

1-1 -- The Macroscopic and the Microscopic World
1-1 -- The Scientific Method
_· Qualitative Observations vs. Quantitative Observations
_· Formulating a Hypothesis
_· Testing the Hypothesis
_· Theory vs. Law
1-3 -- Units of Measurement
_· SI Fundamental Units (SI Base Units)
_· Derived Units
_· Seven Prefixes to Know
1-5 -- Mass vs. Weight
1-5 -- Uncertainty in Measurement
1-6 -- Significant Figures (“Sig Figs”)
1-7 -- Types of Errors in Measurement
_· Random Errors (Human Errors)
_· Systematic Errors (Instrumentation Errors)
1-7 -- Accuracy vs. Precision
1-8 -- Significant Figures and Calculations
_· Rules for Counting Significant Figures
_· Nonzero Numbers
_· Leading Zeros
_· Captive Zeros (Inclusive Zeros)
_· Trailing Zeros
_· Exact Numbers (“Counted Numbers“)
1-10 -- Rules for Significant Figures in Mathematical Operations
_· Rules for Multiplication and Division
_· Rules for Addition and Subtraction
1-11 -- Dimensional Analysis
_· Unit to Unit Calculations
1-12 -- Conversion Factors for Mass, Length, Volume, Pressure, and Temperature
1-13 -- Unit Conversions
1-14 -- Temperature Conversions
1-15 -- Density
_· Density of Solids
_· Density of Liquids
_· Density of Gases
1-16 -- Classification of Matter
_· Solids, Liquids, and Gases
_· Heterogeneous Mixtures
_· Homogeneous Mixtures
_· Pure Substances
_· Compounds and Elements
1-18 -- Physical Changes and Chemical Changes
_· Physical Properties and Chemical Properties

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