Chemistry

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The study of matter and change at the atomic level.

Contents

Homework

  • 9/11/2014:
    • Read Chapter 6 and make notecards for the vocabulary words.

Ch. 1 and 2: Introduction to Chemistry with Data Analysis and Measurement

Reading

  • Chapter 1: What is chemistry
    • Read: Section 1.1 and Section 1.2
  • Chapter 2: Measurement and Data Analysis
    • Read: all of it.

Topics

Units:

  • base and derived units
  • dimensional analysis

Scientific notation

Uncertainty and Error

Graphing

  • Scatter Graph
  • Calculating slope
  • (+) Regression lines (R2)
  • (++) DIY Regression lines

Ancillary Skills

  • Concept maps
  • Presenting calculations
  • Writing lab reports

Experiments

Need:

  • pre and post 1982 pennies


  1. Initial: Determine the densities of pre and post 1982 pennies.
  2. Final: Identify a substance based on its density.
    • Use scientific notation
    • Use significant figures
    • Calculate % error
    • Write lab report
      • Writing up calculations
      • Graphing results
      • (++) Write a program to calculate density when the user enters a mass and a volume.
        • (++) Have the program try to guess what the material is.

Homework

Chapter 2: Textbook problems

  • 1-13
  • (+) 14
  • 15-16
  • (+) 17
  • 18-19
  • (+) 20
  • (++) 21 Write unit conversion program to convert from g/ml to kg/m3
  • 22
  • (+) 23
  • 24-28
  • (+) 29-31
  • 32-40
  • (+) 41
  • 42-44
  • 46-49
  • (+) 50
  • 51, 53, 56, 57
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