Introduction to Chemistry
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.
- Investigation & Experimentation
Alchemy is the precursor to modern chemistry.
- What is chemistry?
- History of chemistry
- Scientific method
- Lab safety
- Lab equipment
- Scientific notation
- Significant figures
- SI Units
- Length, Volume, and Mass
- Equivalence statements
- Dimensional analysis
- Unit 0: Assessment
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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