Chap._1-_Matter,_Measurement_and_Problem_Solving

Chap._1-_Matter,_Measurement_and_Problem_Solving - Matter,...

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Matter, Measurement and Problem Solving Chapter 1
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What is Chemistry? Chemistry is the study of the composition, properties and transformations (changes) of matter. Chemistry is an experimental science. Scientific method. Observations/experimentation hypothesis further observation/experimentation theory Theory Explanation or model of some natural phenomena. Capable of predicting future behavior. Capable of being tested.
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Classification of Matter Matter : has mass and occupies space. Classify by state: Solid Liquid Gas
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Classification Scheme for Matter by Composition Matter Mixtures Pure Substances Elements Chemical Compounds Heterogeneous Homogeneous
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Elements . Fundamental substance Cannot be reduced by chemical means into simpler substances. Smallest particle is an atom . 114(+) elements (90 naturally occurring) organized in the Periodic Table. Element symbols.
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2009 for the course CHEM 101 taught by Professor Rillings during the Spring '06 term at Clemson.

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Chap._1-_Matter,_Measurement_and_Problem_Solving - Matter,...

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