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1 Chapter 1 An Introduction to Chemistry 1.1 What Is Chemistry, and What Can Chemistry Do for You? Special Topic 1.1: Green Chemistry 1.2 Suggestions for Studying Chemistry 1.3 The Scientific Method 1.4 Measurement and Units The International System of Measurement Special Topic 1.2: Wanted: A New Kilogram SI Units Derived from Standards SI Units Derived from Metric Prefixes More About Length Units More About Volume Units Mass and Weight Temperature 1.5 Reporting Values from Measurements Accuracy and Precision Describing Measurements Digital Readouts Chapter Glossary Internet: Glossary Quiz Chapter Objectives Key Ideas Chapter Problems
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2 Study Guide for An Introduction to Chemistry Section Goals and Introductions Section 1.1 What Is Chemistry, and What Can Chemistry Do for You? Goal: To explain a bit about what chemistry is and why it’s important. This section shows you some of the questions that an understanding of chemistry helps to answer and some of the issues of concern to chemists. Throughout the text, you will see Special Topics, such as Special Topic 1.1: Green Chemistry , that will reinforce the attitude that chemistry is an important science that expands our understanding of the world around us and helps us to change that world, often in ways that are beneficial to us and to our environment. This section ends with a commercial message: you cannot get the benefits that an understanding of chemistry brings without first concentrating on the basics, which are not always very interesting and which do not always seem directly related to the real world. Trust me. If you master the basics, you will be explaining the way the physical world works to your friends and family in no time. Section 1.2 Suggestions for Studying Chemistry Goals To suggest some study strategies. To introduce you to some of the unique components of the text. It’s very important that you understand from the beginning of the course that learning chemistry is a time-consuming task that is best approached in a logical and efficient way. So one goal of this section is to make some suggestions to you about how you might study most efficiently. Another goal is to be sure that you know the tools that you have available to help you. Be sure you know where to find and how to use each of the following: Review Skills, Examples, Exercises, Internet tools, Glossary, Objectives, and End-of-Chapter Problems. I want to stress the importance of one of these somewhat unique components, the Objectives. An attempt has been made to write an objective for every skill that you should learn from the text. If you can meet the objectives, you will ace the exams. Be sure to ask your instructor about changes to the list. It’s difficult to use someone else’s objectives, so your instructor is likely to add objectives and eliminate some of those found in the text. Section 1.3
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