011608a - Zumdahl Chapter 1 CHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS Why Study...

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CHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS Zumdahl Chapter 1
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Why Study Chemistry? y Definition: The scientific study of matter, it properties, and interactions with other matter and with energy y Why do we care?
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What Will We Learn? Chapter Chapter Contents Contents 1 Chemical Foundations 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions 3 Stoichiometry 4 Solution Stoichiometry 5 Gases 6 Thermochemistry 7 Atomic Structure and Periodicity 8 Bonding: General Concepts 9 Covalent Bonding: Orbitals 10 Liquids and Solids 11 Properties of Solutions
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Scientific Method 1. Observations Quantitative Qualitative 2. Formulating Hypothesis 3. Performing Experiments 4. Test Hypothesis on New Experiments
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Law vs. Theory y A law summarizes what happens experimentally through observations y A theory is an attempt to explain why something happens experimentally y A model is an approach that is not totally correct but still useful
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Accuracy vs. Precision y Accuracy is how close a particular value is to the true value y Precision is how close several measurements are to each other
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Accuracy vs. Precision
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