# Welcome to AP Chemistry

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Welcome to AP Chemistry

What is AP Chemistry? It is several things
Equivalent of 1 year college inorganic chemistry class A class that will prepare you for a test May 7:45 Hard work Now let’s work

Significant figures Meaningful digits in a MEASUREMENT
Exact numbers are counted, have unlimited significant figures If it is measured or estimated, it has sig figs. If not it is exact. All numbers except zero are significant. Some zeros are, some aren’t

Which zeroes count? In between other sig figs does
Before the first number doesn’t After the last number counts iff it is after the decimal point the decimal point is written in sig figs sig figs

Doing the math Multiplication and division, same number of sig figs in answer as the least in the problem Addition and subtraction, same number of decimal places in answer as least in problem.

Scientific Method Metric System Uncertainty
More Preliminaries Scientific Method Metric System Uncertainty

Scientific method. A way of solving problems
Observation- what is seen or measured Hypothesis- educated guess of why things behave the way they do. (possible explanation) Experiment- designed to test hypothesis leads to new observations, and the cycle goes on

Scientific method. After many cycles, a broad, generalizable explanation is developed for why things behave the way they do Theory Also regular patterns of how things behave the same in different systems emerges Law Laws are summaries of observations

Scientific method. Theories have predictive value.
The true test of a theory is if it can predict new behaviors. If the prediction is wrong, the theory must be changed. Theory- why Law - how

Law Observations Theory (Model) Hypothesis Modify Experiment
Prediction Law Experiment

Metric System Every measurement has two parts Number Scale (unit)
SI system (le Systeme International) based on the metric system Prefix + base unit Prefix tells you the power of 10 to multiply by - decimal system -easy conversions

Metric System Base Units Mass - kilogram (kg) Length- meter (m)
Volume – cubic meter (m3) Time - second (s) Temperature- Kelvin (K) Electric current- ampere (amp, A) Amount of substance- mole (mol)

Prefixes giga- G 1,000,000,000 109 mega - M 1,000,000 106
kilo - k 1, deci- d centi- c milli- m micro- m nano- n

Deriving the Liter gram is the mass of 1 cm3
Liter is defined as the volume of 1 dm3 gram is the mass of 1 cm3

Mass and Weight Mass is measure of resistance to change in motion
Weight is force of gravity. Sometimes used interchangeably Mass can’t change, weight can

Uncertainty Basis for significant figures
All measurements are uncertain to some degree Precision- how repeatable Accuracy- how correct - closeness to true value. Random error - equal chance of being high or low- addressed by averaging measurements - expected

Uncertainty Systematic error- same direction each time
Want to avoid this Better precision implies better accuracy you can have precision without accuracy You can’t have accuracy without precision

Using the units to solve problems
Dimensional Analysis Using the units to solve problems

Dimensional Analysis Use conversion factors to change the units
1 foot = 12 inches (equivalence statement) 12 in = = 1 ft ft in 2 conversion factors multiply by the one that will give you the correct units in your answer.

Examples 11 yards = 2 rod 40 rods = 1 furlong 8 furlongs = 1 mile
The Kentucky Derby race is 1.25 miles. How long is the race in rods, furlongs, meters, and kilometers? A marathon race is 26 miles, 385 yards. What is this distance in rods, furlongs, meters, and kilometers?

Examples Science fiction often uses nautical analogies to describe space travel. If the starship U.S.S. Enterprise is traveling at warp factor 1.71, what is its speed in knots? Warp 1.71 = 5.00 times the speed of light speed of light = 3.00 x 108 m/s 1 knot = 2000 yd/h exactly

Examples Apothecaries (druggists) use the following set of measures in the English system: 20 grains ap = 1 scruple (exact) 3 scruples = 1 dram ap (exact) 8 dram ap = 1 oz. ap (exact) 1 dram ap = g 1 oz. ap = ? oz. troy What is the mass of 1 scruple in grams?

Examples The speed of light is 3.00 x 108 m/s. How far will a beam of light travel in 1.00 ns?

Temperature and Density

Temperature A measure of the average kinetic energy
Different temperature scales, all are talking about the same height of mercury. Derive a equation for converting ºF toºC

0ºC = 32ºF 32ºF 0ºC

100ºC = 212ºF 0ºC = 32ºF 0ºC 100ºC 212ºF 32ºF

100ºC = 212ºF 0ºC = 32ºF 100ºC = 180ºF 0ºC 100ºC 212ºF 32ºF

100ºC = 212ºF 0ºC = 32ºF 100ºC = 180ºF 1ºC = (180/100)ºF 1ºC = 9/5ºF 0ºC 100ºC 212ºF 32ºF

ºF ºC

(0,32)= (C1,F1) ºF ºC

(0,32) = (C1,F1) (120,212) = (C2,F2) ºF ºC

Density Ratio of mass to volume D = m/V
Useful for identifying a compound Useful for predicting weight An intrinsic property- does not depend on what the material is

Density Problem An empty container weighs g. Filled with carbon tetrachloride (density 1.53 g/cm3 ) the container weighs g. What is the volume of the container?

Density Problem A 55.0 gal drum weighs 75.0 lbs. when empty. What will the total mass be when filled with ethanol? density g/cm gal = 3.78 L lb = 454 g