# Chapter 2 Note Organizer

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Notes – Chapter 2: Measurements and Calculations
Units of Measure
SI Units – International ____________________________________
Quantity (what we measure)
Base Unit
Volume ………………………………………………………………………….
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Distance…………………………………………………………………………
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Time………………………………………………………………………………
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Grams (g)
Temperature………………………………………………………………….
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Amount of substance…………………………………………………….
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Metric Line (back of Periodic Table)
Prefix
Kilo-
Hecto-
Deca-
BASE
Deci-
Centi-
Milli-
Conversion
Factor
Conversion
Factor as a
ratio
Conversions
Ex. How many milliliters (mL) are in 2 liters (L) of water?
Step 1: Identify what you are given (you need to include the number, the unit, and the substance) and what you are
for.
Step 2: Set up a T-Chart with the given at the beginning.
Step 3: Use the metric line (or other conversions) to fill in conversion factors until you get the units you need (make sure
units cancel).
Step 4: Multiply everything on the top and divide anything on the bottom.
T-Chart
=
1.
If you are 1.5 meters (m) tall, what is your height in millimeters (mL)?
2.
A marathon is about 42 kilometers (km) long. How many meters are run during the race?
3.
A normal piece of paper is about 28 centimeters (cm) long. How many meters is this?
all other
Accuracy –
Precision –
Percent Error (% error) compares the experimental value to the ____________ value (This means it is a measure of ____________).
Accepted value –
Experimental value –
Formula:
Ex. Chemistry students measured the mass of a sample to be 25 grams (g). If the sample actually has a mass of 23.2 g, what is the
students’ percent error?
Scientific Notation
1.
_______________________________
2.
_______________________________
3.
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Scientific notation helps us write very _________ and very __________ numbers a lot more easily and quickly.
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Instead of 1,000,000 we write…
The first number can
have only _____ digit
before the decimal point.
1.0 x 106
The exponent tells us how
many decimal places the
decimal moved.
Convert each number to scientific notation
Convert to standard notation
1) 143,000
4) 1.7 x 103
=
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-2
=
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2) 13,100,000
=
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5) 4.03 x 10
=
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3) 0.00325
=
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6) 9.0 x 105
=
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Significant Figures (Sig Figs)
How many significant figures are there in a number?
Rule 1: _________________ digits are always significant (Ex. 9, 4, or 8)
Rule 2: If a zero is _________________ by significant digits, it is also significant (Ex. 5,002)
Rule 3: Final or trailing zeros are only significant if they follow a decimal number (Ex. 0.050 only the five and the
zero after it are significant)
How many significant figures are in…
1) 13,951
____
2) 402 ____
3) 0.000230
_____
4) 20.10 _____
When you multiply/divide or add/subtract, the number of significant figures change.
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
When you multiply or divide, the answer will have the same number of significant figures as one with _________
sig figs.
o Ex. 1 2.0 x 16.01 =
o Ex. 2 A student works for \$8/hour. If they guess they worked about 8 hours this week, estimate
(using significant figures) how much they will earn.
When you add or subtract, the answer will have the same number of decimal places as the one with _________
decimal places.
o Ex. 1 1.27 + 0.02003 =
o Ex. 2 6.0087 – 3.24 =
Density
Formula:
1. What is the density of an object that has a mass of 2.5 grams and a volume of 25 mL?
2. A student finds an interesting solid substance. The student finds the mass is 13.2 grams and the volume is 19 mL.
What is the density of the unknown substance?
3. What is the density of aluminum if a 10 mL block has a mass of 27.3 grams?
4. What is the volume of a piece of copper that has a mass of 6.5 grams and a density of 8.92 g/cm 3?
5. You pour 100 mL of water into a beaker. If you know the density of the water is 1.00 g/mL, what mass of water do
you have?
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