Chapter 1 - Intro. Chem. Professor Howard Fairbrother...

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Intro. Chem. Professor Howard Fairbrother E-mail: [email protected] Office: New Chemistry
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Chemistry Through the Ages Then…. . Chemistry was initiated by alchemists who wished to turn base metals into gold
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And Now…. . We can “see” individual atoms. Si surface Scanning Probe Microscopes (1980s)
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Chemistry is Often Referred to as the “Central Science” CHEMISTRY Physics Biology Engineering
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Chemistry is Based on a Number of Important Principles 1. Conservation of Matter - The total amount of matter involved in any chemical reaction is conserved; its components are simply rearranged. 2. Conservation of Energy – Energy is neither created nor destroyed during a chemical reaction. In a nuclear reaction, which occurs at higher energies than chemical reactions, matter and energy can be interconverted through one of the most famous relationships in science, E = mc2
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Chemistry Connects Molecular Level Phenomena to Macroscopic Observations H2O H2 + ½ O2 e-
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course CHEM 030.101 taught by Professor Draper during the Fall '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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