Students should be able to...
- Define chemistry
- Write the symbol and name of common
elements
- Describe the major
areas of study in chemistry (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical,
and biochemistry)
- Describe the difference
between mass and weight
- Describe the difference
between accuracy and precision
- Describe the scientific
method and how its used
- List the SI
base units for length, mass, volume, time, and temperature
- List and convert using the SI
prefixes: kilo-, centi-, and milli-
- Convert
temperatures from degrees Celcius to Kelvin (add 273) or from Kelvin
to degrees Celcius (subtract 273)
- Convert
mass, length, and volume, and temperature between the SI and English
systems (2.54 cm = 1 inch, 454 g = 1 pound, .946 L = 1 quart)
- Calculate the density
of a solid (mass / volume)
- Express numbers in scientific
notation
- Express scientific
notation in decimal form
- Compute numbers in scientific
notation using a calculator
- Be familiar with the following terms:
theory, law
- Decide if a digit in a number is "significant"
- Round
answers to arithmetic problems to reflect the precision of the number
HONORS ONLY
- Convert temperature in Fahrenheit to Celsius or Kelvin
Sample Problems for Chapters 1 and 2
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