Chapter 5 Checklist for the Chemistry-First Version of
An Introduction to Chemistry by Mark Bishop


 Read the Review Skills section. If there is any skill mentioned that you have not yet mastered, review the material on that topic before reading the present chapter.

 Read the chapter quickly before the lecture that describes it.

 Attend class meetings, take notes, and participate in class discussions.

 Work the Chapter Exercises, perhaps using the Chapter Examples as guides.

 Study the Chapter Glossary.

 Study all of the Chapter 5 Objectives. You might want to write a description of how you will meet each objective. (Although it is best to master all of the objectives, the following objectives are especially important because they pertain to skills that you will need while studying other chapters of this text: 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 24.)

 Reread Sample Study Sheet 5.1: Identification of Strong and Weak Acids and Bases and decide whether you will use it or some variation on it to complete the task it describes.

 Memorize the following. Be sure to check with your instructor to determine how much you are expected to know of the following.

Guidelines for writing names and formulas for compounds found on Table 5.5.

The significance of the numbers in the pH scale.

 To get a review of the most important topics in the chapter, fill in the blanks in the Key Ideas section.

 Work all of the selected problems at the end of the chapter, and check your answers with the solutions provided in this chapter of the study guide.

 Ask for help if you need it.