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1 Chapter 1 Chemistry: An Introduction
CHY 105: Fundamentals of Chemistry

2 Chapter Outline Chemistry defined Chemistry in context
Examples of chemistry in everyday life Chemistry in context The natural sciences Branches of chemistry Chemistry in history Methods of science Basic vs. applied science Public vs. private funding

3 Chemistry Chemistry – study of the matter Materials) of the universe and the changes that this matter undergoes Matter – anything that has mass and occupies space Examples of matter and “non-matter”

4 Chemistry What chemists study about the matter: Composition Structure
Properties Related to composition and structure Chemical changes the matter will undergo Relationship between the matter and: The environment Human health

5 Chemistry and Everyday Life
Better (?) living through chemistry Wrinkle-free cotton Dr. Ruth Benerito (page 4) CFCs and the ozone layer Lead paint


7 Chemistry in Context Natural Sciences Physical Sciences
Study of matter and How energy affects matter Biological Sciences Study of living organisms

8 Chemistry in Context Physical Sciences Biological Sciences

9 Branches of Chemistry Inorganic Organic
Study of matter this is primarily of mineral (non-living origin) Organic Study of carbon containing compounds Once believed that all carbon containing compounds were of living origin

10 Branches of Chemistry Analytical Physical
Study of matter to determine the identity and quantity of its components Forensic chemistry is a sub-branch Physical Study of the structure of matter and the influence of energy on matter Materials chemistry is a sub-branch

11 Kevlar Inventor Joins Women's Hall of Fame
Chemical Week, October 8, 2003 — Retired DuPont scientist Stephanie Kwolek, whose research led to the discovery of Kevlar aramid fiber, was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, on October 4. Kwolek joined DuPont in 1946 as laboratory chemist in Buffalo, NY and spent 40 years with the company, mostly at its experimental station at Wilmington, DE. DuPont says nearly 3,000 law enforcement officers have survived potentially fatal or disabling injuries because they were wearing body armor made from aramid fiber. All U.S. combat soldiers have worn Kevlar helmets since the 1991 Gulf War, it says.

12 Branches of Chemistry Environmental Chemistry
Study of pollutants to identify their sources, to determine the quantities present , and to discover ways to address the issues associated with them Often considered a branch of _____________

13 Branches of Chemistry Biochemistry
Study of reactions that take place in living organisms Links the biological and physical sciences Branch of science most important to the medical sciences

14 History of Chemistry Metals
Gold, copper (3000 BCE), bronze (copper/tin alloy, 2000 BCE), iron (1500 BCE)

15 History of Chemistry Chemical Arts Pottery Ceramics Dyes
Embalming techniques Perfumes Brewing of alcoholic beverages

16 History of Chemistry Greek Philosophers, ~400 – 300 BCE
First to speculate about the nature of matter Proposed that all matter is composed of 4 elements Air, earth, fire, water Aristotle added a 5th element Ether – to glow

17 History of Chemistry Greek Philosophers, ~400 – 300 BCE
Democritus proposed an alternate explanation of the matter of the universe All matter is composed of tiny indivisible particles called atomus “theory not well supported by Aristotle Therefore, Democritus’ “theory” was not widely accepted at the time

18 History of Chemistry Alchemy - Two pursuits
Search for a means to convert “base” metals into gold Search for the elixir of life Substance that would lead to immortality

19 History of Chemistry Advances from Alchemy
Many new substances where identified Plaster of Paris, nitric acid…. New lab techniques and equipment developed New medicines identified

20 History of Chemistry Modern Chemistry, ~1600 on
First to use scientific method Methodical approach to problem solving Based on hypothesis testing

21 Modern Chemistry, ~1600 on Boyle (1600’s) Priestly (1700’s)
Studied the affect of pressure on the volume of gases Priestly (1700’s) Among other things, first to discover and study the properties of oxygen Came to US to avoid religious persecution Some give Schele in Sweden credit for discovering oxygen

22 Modern Chemistry Lavoisier (mid/late 1700’s)
Called the father of modern chemistry Proposed the law of conservation of matter – matter can neither be created nor destoyed

23 Modern Chemistry John Dalton (1800’s)
Proposed atomic theory Marie and Pierre Curie ( ’s) First to study radioactivity Identified several new radioactive elements Polonium and radium Neils Bohr (1900) Proposed theory of atomic structure

24 The Curies Niels Bohr

25 Scientific Method 1. Make observations
Observations must be recordable and repeatable Observations may be: Quantitative Qualitative

26 Scientific Method 2. Develop hypotheses to explain the observations
Hypothesis – tentative explanation of the observations

27 Scientific Method 3. Perform Experiments
Make predictions based on the hypothesis If the hypothesis is true……what else will be true Test accuracy of the prediction Repeat for all hypotheses Experiments often lead to new observations and more hypotheses to test

28 Scientific Method Analyze results and share findings and conclusions
Publish results in journals Present findings at conferences….. Public versus Private Research

29 Natural Laws and Theories
From scientific research come theories and laws Theory (also called a model) - explanation of observed behavior based on significant data Natural Law - statement/summary of observed behavior Law of conservation of matter

30 Types of Scientific Research
Basic research scientific research for the sake of knowledge, no immediate application in mind. Applied research  scientific research with the short-term goal of solving a specific problem begin the research with an application in mind.

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