Ch 1 - Introductory Chemistry, 3rd Edition Nivaldo Tro...

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Roy Kennedy Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA Introductory Chemistry , 3 rd Edition Nivaldo Tro 2009, Prentice Hall Chapter 1 The Chemical World
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Tro's "Introductory Chemistry", Chapter 1 2 What Is Chemistry? What chemists try to do is discover the relationships between the particle structure of matter and the properties of matter we observe. Chemistry is the science that seeks to understand what matter does by studying what atoms and molecules do.
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Tro's "Introductory Chemistry", Chapter 1 3 Structure Determines Properties Everything is made of tiny pieces called atoms and molecules. Chemists believe that the properties of a substance are determined by the kinds, numbers, and relationships between these pieces.
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Tro's "Introductory Chemistry", Chapter 1 4 The Scientific Method A process for trying to understand nature by observing nature and the way it behaves, and by conducting experiments to test our ideas. Key characteristics of the scientific method include Observation , formulation of Hypotheses , Experimentation , and formulation of Laws and Theories.
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Tro's "Introductory Chemistry", Chapter 1 5 Observation A way of acquiring information about nature. Also known as
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