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Introduction to Chemistry
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Unit 0
Unit 0 is an introduction to chemistry, the textbook, and the website. Unit 0 is California content standards for investigation and experimentation. Textbook chapters include 1 and 5. A unit 0 test focuses on the concepts and vocabulary.
State Standards
 Investigation & Experimentation
Theme
Alchemy is the precursor to modern chemistry.
Topics
 What is chemistry?
 History of chemistry
 Scientific method
 Lab safety
 Lab equipment
 Measurements
 Scientific notation
 Significant figures
 SI Units
 Length, Volume, and Mass
 Temperature
 Density
 Equivalence statements
 Dimensional analysis
 Mathematics
 Unit 0: Assessment
Objectives
For the test you need to know the following terms and concepts. Review the lecture notes, lab notes, reading packets, vocabulary lists, homework, quizzes, and textbook chapters 1 and 5.
 Define chemistry
 Identify five traditional areas of study in chemistry
 Relate pure chemistry to applied chemistry
 Distinguish between macroscopic and microscopic views
 Explain how alchemy laid the groundwork for chemistry
 Describe how Lavoisier transformed chemistry
 Identify the steps in the scientific method
 Define hypothesis, theory, and law
 Define qualitative and quantitative observations
 Convert measurements to scientific notation
 Distinguish among the accuracy, precision, and error of a measurement
 Identify the number of significant figures to a measurement and in the result of a calculation
 List SI units of measurement and common SI prefixes
 Distinguish between the mass and weight of an object
 Construct conversion factors from equivalent measurements
 Apply the techniques of dimensional analysis to a variety of conversion problems
 Solve problems by breaking the solution into steps
 Convert complex units, using dimensional analysis
 Calculate the density of a material from experimental data
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