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GCC Chemistry Department
Read all sections of Ch. 2
• These slide presentation are not online.
• The online NOTES contain basically the same
information, just in an outline form so it takes less
paper. You should print them out and bring to class
• You should take your OWN additional notes during
lecture in the margins or back of pages of the online
notes for anything not in the online notes.
• I’ll help you know what to write down.
• Examples are different between the online notes
and slides to give you MORE examples. You should
write down the examples we do in class, and then
do the examples in the notes at home.
2.1 Measurements
• Measurement – number with unit
– We’ll mostly use metric units
• All measurements have uncertainty
– Sometimes you have to estimate a reading
• Measured in meters (cm, mm, m)
• Measured with rulers
– Some rulers have more marks than others
– Which ruler is more accurate?
– Which ruler has more uncertainty?
• Measured in grams (mg, kg, g)
• Measured by a balance
• Always write down all the numbers on a
digital balance in lab!
Mass vs. Weight
Mass: the amount of matter in an object;
mass is not affected by gravity.
Weight: a measure of the force of gravity.
• Mass is same anywhere, but weight differs.
Ex: An astronaut weighs 170 lbs on earth, but
29 lbs on the moon.
Volume: amount of space occupied.
• Volume is measured using beakers,
flasks, graduated cylinders, syringes,
burettes and pipettes.
• Units are liters (L, kL, mL)
Can you name these for fun?
What kind of unit do syringes have in
hospitals? cc
What does that stand for? Cubic centimeter
Remember this: 1 mL = 1 cm3 = 1 cc
Remember these from the English system?
1 gallon = 4 quarts,
1 quart = 2 pints
1 pint = 2 cups
2.2 Significant Digits or Significant
Figures (Sig figs)
Significant Figures: All digits (numbers)
in a measurement that are known plus
one more that is estimated - a guess.
Ex: Bathroom scale vs. surgical scale –
which is more accurate? Which has
more sig fig?
What is the length of the candy?
Counting Significant Figures
1. Numbers 1-9 always count.
4895.2 has 5 sig figs
2. Zeroes in front never count.
0.0005454 has 4 sig figs
3. Zeroes after decimal point AND a #
count. 0.0880 has 3 sig figs
28500 has 3 sig figs
4. Zeros between sig digits count.
3050 has 3 sig fig
0.002001 has 4 sig fig
Exact Number: something counted or a definition,
not something measured
Exact: 14 people, 3 feet per yard, 100 cents per dollar, 5 ipods,
12 cans of beer
Not exact: 7 inches, 200 pounds, 10 ounces
As you will see, sig fig rules don’t apply to exact
How many sig figs in:
2.3 Rounding
Rules for rounding numbers:
1. < 5, don’t round up.
2. ≥ 5, round up.
3. Don't change the magnitude of the number.
Holy crap what is magnitude?
How big or small the number is. Like is it in the
thousands? Hundreds? Tenths? Billions? If a
number is in the thousands, when you round it
must STILL be in the thousands.
Round these numbers off to 3 significant
1) 1.8374
2) $7162.32
3) 0.00131154
4) 24,925
NOT 716. Seven thousand
dollars is not the same as seven
hundred dollars!!! (Magnitude)
2.4 Adding and Subtracting
Addition and subtraction: Your final answer
must have the same decimal places as the
fewest decimal places. (Your answer can only be
as accurate as the weakest link)
- 11.20
2.3478  Final answer = 2.35
• Rounded to 2.35 since 11.20 has two
decimal places
Focus on Decimal Places
2.5 Multiplication and Division
• Your final answer has the same # sig dig
as the LEAST sig dig.
3.546 x 1.4 =
4.9644 = 5.0
2 sig fig cause 1.4 is 2 sig fig
Focus on Sig Fig
2.6 and 2.7 Exponential Numbers and
Scientific Notation
• Convenient method for expressing very
large or very small numbers.
Writing Numbers in Scientific Notation:
Left for large numbers
Distance from the earth to the sun ~ 93,000,000
We need to move the decimal 7 places to the left
= 9.3 x 107 miles
We must have one digit before the decimal place
only. 93 x 106 is wrong
Writing Numbers in Scientific Notation:
Right for small numbers
Radius of a carbon atom ~ 0.00000000017
We need to move the decimal 10 places to the
= 1.7 x 10-10 meters
Convert the following to scientific
5.48005 x 102
6.81 x 107
4.00 x 10-4
2 x 103
Note – Sci notation always
shows sig dig’s.
The number 235,000,000 in
scientific notation on your
is 2.35 x 108
Punch in as 2.35 EE 8
DO NOT type in “x10
^”. The EE or EXP is in place
of the x10^
• You must have your own scientific
• Your instructor will show you examples
• You may not use graphing calculators on
quizzes or exams – Department rules
• You may not use your phone as a
calculator on quizzes or exams either!
Practice Problem
• Try this on your calculator – write in your
• 2.84 x 1023 / 7.24 x 1012 = ?
3.92 x 1010
If you got this wrong, you forgot to use your EE or
EXP button correctly. You MUST be able to do
problems like this on your calculator. Raise your
hand if you need help or see me after class.
Making Sci notation show
• What if your calculator shows you a large
number like 123456789? You don’t want
to have to count to figure out the scientific
notation. On most calculators push “2nd”
“SCI” and then it shows 1.23456789 x 108
• For other calculators you much put it into
Scientific mode by pushing the “mode”
button and selecting SCI then hitting enter.
• Get help with this after class or in tutoring.
2.8 Unit Equation and Unit Factor
Unit equation : 10 dimes = 1 dollar
1 dollar
Unit factor : 10 dimes
1 dollar
10 dimes
Any equality (3 feet per 1 yard, 5 pennies
per nickel, 12 inches per foot) can be
written in fraction form for conversions.
Remember definitions don’t count as sig fig
in calculations. Examples to follow.
2.9 Unit Analysis Problem Solving
1. What units need to be found?
2. Always START with the given
3. Multiply GIVEN by fractions so the units
cancel until you get the final units
4. Round to the correct # of sig fig
(Note that exact numbers in conversions
do not limit sig figs)
How many feet is 47.25 inches?
47.25 inches ( 1 foot / 12 inch) = 3.938 feet
Can someone explain?
Multiplying so focus on sig fig
Least sig fig is 4! The 1 foot / 12 inch is EXACT which
means infinite sig fig (1.000000000… / 12.000000000…)
Definitions like 12 inches = 1 foot will not be “counted” in
figuring out your sig fig. (12 inches is EXACTLY 1 foot)
Worksheets for each chapter
• These types of problems are conversions, and
we’ll do more in chapter 3. Start practicing NOW
on them. Seriously.
• Also do all the practice problems in your online
notes. Same web page.
• Your instructor may have even more
• See we expect you to already know how to do
conversions, so will not spend much time in class
on them, so YOU MUST practice a lot of problems
at home!
2.10 The Percent Concept
Percent: Ratio of parts per 100 total parts.
(e.g. 80% is 80 parts/100 total parts)
To calculate Percent: % =
w hole
Given the percent, you can find the part or whole.
A chemistry class has 24 students. If 7 students are
wearing red, what percent is wearing red?
29% or 29.2%
A coin collector has 5 silver dollars, 6 state quarters,
and 3 Indian Head pennies. What percent is silver
36 or 35.7%
These problems ONLY have exact numbers, no measurements, so you
can write how many sig figs you want. The next problem has
measurements, so obey sig fig rules.
A crime lab finds 425 kilograms of meth that is 75.3%
pure? How many kilograms of pure meth is there?
75.3% = (part pure / 425 kg total) x 100
Part pure = 3.20 x 102 kg
(not 320, why?)
Need 3 sig fig
Page 39 self test
• Try problems 1 – 10, 14 – 18, 20
• Answers in Appendix J