A strong conceptual and problem solving foundation makes an immense difference in how well you grasp further topics in chemistry; Fundamental Chemistry: Matter and Measurement will do just that for you.
Build a powerful skill set in problem-solving and grasping chemistry topics in this introductory course.
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Overview of Course
Fundamental Chemistry: Matter and Measurement was designed to produce a simple learning experience for the student. Unlike other courses, we have put together a comprehensive overview of the major topics in this section to best prepare you in your study of chemistry.
The course is divided into 6 major sections: an introduction to definition in chemistry, classifying matter, properties of matter, measurement in science, significant figures, and dimensional analysis or factor-label method.
Each major section ends with several lessons on problem solving to coach you through the most typical questions you'll encounter in your classes. Suitable for any beginner, high school, advanced placement (AP), and introductory college levels, Fundamental Chemistry: Matter and Measurement is also a great way to refresh the basics while prepping yourself for exams.
Learn how to classify matter by physical state (gas, liquid, solid) and composition, understand pure substances (elements, compounds) vs. mixtures (homogeneous, heterogeneous).
Problem solving on navigating the periodic table for finding elements and chemical symbols.
Problem solving on classifying matter by composition—mixtures and pure substances.
Understand how the law of constant composition can be used.
Learn about the chemical and physical properties of matter; the chemical and physical changes of matter. Finally, understand how to separate mixtures by filtration, distillation, and paper chromatography.
Understand how to apply knowledge of properties and chemical/physical changes. Apply knowledge of properties to explain how to separate mixtures.
Learn about SI units and their prefixes. Length and mass is discussed as common dimensions of measurement used in chemistry. Understand the difference between weight and mass.
Learn the different scales of temperature. Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit, the units for each, and how to convert between the different scales with given equations.
Learn about derived units and how to find the volume and density of matter.
Practice learning the prefixes of SI units through this exercise in helping you remember them.
Learn to convert units by manipulating the exponent associated with the prefix and the base value of the number.
Apply your knowledge of the density equation, D = M / V, to solve for density, mass, and volume. Learn how to manipulate the density equation to solve for all listed values.
Learn how to find the density of an irregularly shaped object whose volume cannot be measured by conventional means.
Understand how to use the temperature scale conversion equations for Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit.
Learn why we use significant figures in science; the different between accuracy and precision; the difference between exact and inexact numbers.
Learn when zeroes are significant or not significant.
Understand how to apply the rules of significant figures in multiplication and division.
Learn how to apply the rules of significant figures in addition, subtraction, and rounding numbers.
Complete several introductory significant number exercises.
Apply rules for significant figures in addition/subtraction and multiplication/division and rounding in one problem.
Learn how to apply the counting number rule in this problem using significant figures.
Another multi step significant problem, but with a unit conversion to apply.
Understand the basic format for using dimensional analysis or factor-label method.
Learn how derived units change the way you must orient your conversion units in dimensional analysis.
Learn how density, a type of derived unit, is useful in converting between different dimensions: mass and volume.
Learn how to manipulate conversion factors involving conversions of volume.
Several dimensional analysis problems using conversion factors we mostly know.
Dimensional analysis and volume conversion factors.
A trickier problem that involves conversion factors using density and volume.
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