Ch1a - 1 Chemical Principles by Steven Zumdahl (5e) Chapter...

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1 Chemical Principles – by Steven Zumdahl (5 e ) Chapter 1 – Chemistry – The Science of Change Chemistry is the study of the composition of matter , its chemical and physical properties, the chemical and physical changes that matter undergoes, and the energy changes that accompany these processes. Matter is anything that occupies space and has mass. Energy is the capacity for doing work. The Scientific Method – Figure 1.4. Law of Nature: A Scientific Law is a statement based on experiments that is believed to be true, and to which exceptions are not known.
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Fundamental laws of Nature (for chemical reactions) Law of conservation of matter: There is no detectible increase or decrease in the quantity of matter during an ordinary chemical change. Law of conservation of energy: Energy cannot be created or destroyed in an ordinary chemical reaction. It may only be changed from one form to another. Law of conservation of charge
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