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Unformatted text preview: Chapter One CHEMISTRY: THE STUDY OF CHANGE • • • • • Introduction Matter and Its Properties Units of Measurement Math Review and Significant Figures Factor-Label Method of Problem Solving INTRODUCTION STUDY OBJECTIVES 1. 2. 3. Describe matter and its physical states. Describe the four main parts of the scientific method. Define chemistry. About Chemistry. Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. Matter is defined as anything that has mass and occupies space. The three physical states of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. All matter exists in one or another of these three states, depending on the temperature and pressure of the surrounding environment. Chemists are concerned with developing the tools used to study matter and the concepts useful in describing the properties of matter. They direct their efforts toward the purposeful changing of given forms of matter into new and different substances, and to the discovery of the properties and uses of these new...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course CHEM 102 taught by Professor Bastos during the Spring '08 term at Adelphi.

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