Students who attend classes and work consistently typically do very well in the course. So, get to the lectures and discussion sessions with GTAs on time, concentrate, and pay attention to the material being covered. Read the chapter in course before to come to the lecture. Review the worked exercises/examples in the textbook. Also at the end ofeach chapter is a list of chapter goals. Those serve as helpful review tools. Find time to work on the suggested end ‐ of ‐ chapter problems. The instructor strongly encourages you to use office hours for discussing the material covered in classes and reviewing exams. Get assistance ASAP, if needed. Please makeuse of the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC); Howard Phillips Hall 113; . Student Disability Please supply appropriate documentation and meet with the Student Disabilities Services, Farrell Commons, to discuss accommodations if required.
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Welcome to CHM 2040 Dr. Chumbimuni Torres
Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving Chapter 1
Chemistry Is the science that seeks to understand the behavior of matter by studying the behavior of atoms and molecules
Matter Anything that has mass and occupies space Anything that has mass and occupies space
Atoms and Molecules • Atoms – are submicroscopic particles – are the smallest object that retains the properties of the matter • Molecule – is an aggregate of two or more atoms in a definite arrangement held together by chemical bonds.
Why carbon monoxide can kill a person?
1. composed of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom 2. colorless, odorless gas 3. burns with a blue flame 4. binds to hemoglobin carbon monoxide 1. composed of one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms 2. colorless, odorless gas 3. incombustible 4. does not bind to hemoglobin carbon dioxide The properties of matter are determined by the atoms and molecules that compose it
The Scientific Approach to Knowledge Scientists try to understand the universe through empirical knowledge gained through observation and experiment Tro: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2/e