Notes - Section 1.1-1.3

Notes - Section 1.1-1.3 - Paul Jackman September 2, 2009...

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Paul Jackman September 2, 2009 Chemistry CHE 106 – M029 Section 1.1-1.3 Notes 1.1 The Study of Chemistry The Atomic and Molecular Perspective of Chemistry Chemistry is the study of the properties and behavior of matter Matter is the physical material of the universe Property is any characteristic that allows us to recognize a particular type of matter and to distinguish it from other types Everything is made up of a total of only around 100 basic substances called elements Atoms- the most infinitesimally small building blocks of matter Composition (the kind of matter the molecule contains) Structure (arrangements of these atoms) Molecules- two or more atoms are joined together in specific shapes to form these Macroscopic realm (macro = large), and submicroscopic realm of atoms and molecules Chemistry is the science that seeks to understand the properties and behavior of matter by studying the properties and behavior of atoms and molecules Why study chemistry? Chemistry provides important understanding of our world and how it works, extremely practical
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