GC1Chapter1 - -11- Chapter 1 Introduction to Chemistry and...

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- 11 - Chapter 1 Introduction to Chemistry and the Metric System of Measurements COURSE OUTCOMES ADDRESSED IN THIS CHAPTER: I. Thinking and decision-making A. Gather and comprehend information from reading texts, handouts, lecture manual and lecture notes, and making observations: 1. memorize key information and put it into an appropriate context 2. translate information from one form to another(written words to symbols, diagrams, physical actions, etc.) B. Analyze information: 1. solve a problem/come to a conclusion by working inductively or deductively 4. select appropriate formulae to solve a problem 6. identify errors in reasoning C. Apply general principles to specific situations II. Mathematical reasoning A. Apply basic mathematical operations to solve numerical problems 1. add, subtract, multiply and divide exponential numbers 3. apply the use of significant figures where appropriate in calculations B. Use basic algebraic manipulations to re-arrange relationships PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR ABILITY OUTCOMES: Chapter 1 (Chemistry: Matter and Measurement) 1. Be able to define or explain the following terms: mass density specific gravity mixture compound element atom physical state systematic error random error uncertainty accuracy precision significant figures 2. Distinguish between physical and chemical properties and between physical and chemical changes. 3. Know the following unit conversions between English and Metric measurement systems and be able to use them in a calculation: 1.00 lb= 453.6 g 1.00 kg= 2.205 lb 1.00 in= 2.54 cm 1.00 qt= 0.9464 L 4. Be able to accurately use the following prefixes in unit conversions: deci micro centi nano milli kilo
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- 12 - 5. Be able to explain and derive the equations for conversion between the following temperature scales: o F to o C o C to o F o C to K K to o C 6. Be able to properly count the number of significant figures in any number and to express answers for calculations with the correct number of significant figures. 7. Begin to use dimensional analysis as a guide in solving problems involving unit conversions, density, etc. 8. Be able to enter and read-out correctly numbers expressed in scientific notation on a pocket calculator. 9. Be able to carry out a multistep calculation on a pocket calculator without writing down the intermediate values. 10. Begin to establish good study habits. PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES: 1. In-class self-assessment exercise with immediate feedback 2. Self-assessment quiz in lecture manual(with answer in back of manual) METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: 1. In-class Quiz and self-assessments 2. Multiple choice questions on exam
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- 13 - CHAPTER 1 I. Introduction A. Chemistry A study of the composition, structure and properties of matter, the various changes that matter undergoes and the energy changes associated with those changes. II.
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2009 for the course CHEM GenChem taught by Professor Riley during the Fall '09 term at STLCOP.

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GC1Chapter1 - -11- Chapter 1 Introduction to Chemistry and...

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