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Chapter 1 Checklist for the Chemistry-First Version of
An Introduction to Chemistry by Mark Bishop


 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 1 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: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, and 19.)

 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.

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

SI base units (Table 1.1)  The four base units that you should know now are

For length - meter (m)

For mass - kilogram (kg)

For time - second (s)

For temperature - kelvin (K)

Metric prefixes (Table 1.2)  The most common of these prefixes are

Prefixes for Large Units

giga (G)  1,000,000,000 or 109

mega (M)  1,000,000 or 106

kilo (k)  1,000 or 103

Prefixes for Small Units

centi (c)  0.01 or 10-2

milli (m)  0.001 or 10-3

micro (m)  0.000001 or 10-6