Unit 1, Quiz #1
Your first quiz of the course will be on Friday, September 8 and
cover material from Chapters 2 and 3 of the textbook. Quiz questions
will target the following objectives.
- The student should understand basic principles of
measurement, the most important of which pertains to obtaining a
measurement to the proper precision by including an uncertain digit
with all the certain digits. This also includes an understanding of
significant digits in both measurement and mathematical processes
Resources: Chapter 2.1-5 Reading Guide (pp. 3-4); WebAssign; Expressing Measured Quantities (pp. 5-6 of Packet); Measurement Lab
- The student should be able to use equivalency statements
to create conversion factors and use such conversion factors to perform
Resources: Chapter 2.6-8 Reading Guide (pp. 7-8); WebAssign; Converting Quantities (pp. 9-10 of Packet)
- The student should be able to determine the density of an object from laboratory measurements.
Resources: Chapter 2.6-8 Reading Guide (pp. 7-8); Density Practice (pp. 11-12 of Packet); Lab FC3 and Lab FC4
- The student should be able to use the definitions of
chemical and physical properties and chemical and physical changes in
order to identify properties and changes as being either chemical or
physical in nature.
Resources: Chapter 3.1-2 Reading Guide (pp. 13-14); WebAssign; Chemical versus Physical (pp. 15-17 of Packet)
- The student should be able to distinguish between pure
substances and mixtures, between elements and compounds, and between
homogeneous mixtures and heterogeneous mixtures and use such
distinctions to classify samples of matter.
Resources: Chapter 3.3-5 Reading Guide; WebAssign; Classifications of Matter (p. 18 of Packet)
- The student should understand the logic that underlies the procedure of the Hey Sugar! Lab. (Lab FC4)