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## Chemistry “Math Review”

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**Chemistry“Math Review”**Charles Page High School Stephen L. Cotton**1. Scientific Notation – Text, p.R56-R58**• Also called Exponential Notation • Scientists sometimes use very large or very small numbers • 602 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 • Called Avogadro’s Number • 0.000 000 000 114 nm • The radius of a bromine atom**1. Scientific Notation**• Very inconvenient, even difficult • Thus, very large or small numbers should be written in Scientific Notation • In standard form, the number is the product of two numbers: • A coefficient • A power of 10**1. Scientific Notation**• 2300 is: 2.3 x 103 • A coefficient is a number greater than or equal to one, and less than ten • The coefficient here is 2.3 • The power of ten is how many times the coefficient is multiplied by ten**1. Scientific Notation**• The product of 2.3 x 10 x 10 x 10 equals 2300 (2.3 x 103) • Note: • Moving the decimal to the left will increase the power of 10 • Moving the decimal to the right will decrease the power of 10**1. Scientific Notation**• The value of the exponent changes to indicate the number of places the decimal has moved left or right. • 12 000 000 = • 85 130 = • 0.000 05 = • 0.0342 = 1.2 x 107 8.513 x 104 5 x 10-5 3.42 x 10-2**1. Scientific Notation**• Multiplication and Division • Use of a calculator is permitted • use it correctly: pages R62-R65 • No calculator? Multiply the coefficients, and add the exponents (3 x 104) x (2 x 102) = (2.1 x 103) x (4.0 x 10-7) = 6 x 106 8.4 x 10-4**1. Scientific Notation**• Multiplication and Division • In division, divide the coefficients, and subtract the exponent in the denominator from the numerator 3.0 x 105 6.0 x 102 5 x 102 =**1. Scientific Notation**• Addition and Subtraction • Before numbers can be added or subtracted, the exponents must be the same • Calculators will take care of this • Doing it manually, you will have to make the exponents the same- it does not matter which one you change.**1. Scientific Notation**• Addition and Subtraction • (6.6 x 10-8) + (4.0 x 10-9) = • (3.42 x 10-5) – (2.5 x 10-6) = 7 x 10-8 3.17 x 10-5 (Note that these answers have been expressed in standard form)**2. Algebraic Equations, R-69-R71**• SOLVING an equation means rearranging • Many relationships in chemistry can be expressed by simple algebraic equations. • The unknown quantity is on one side, and all the known quantities are on the other side.**2. Algebraic Equations**• An equation is solved using the laws of equality • Laws of equality: if equals are added to, subtracted from, multiplied to, or divided by equals, the results are equal. • This means: as long as you do the same thing to both sides of the equation, it is okay.**2. Algebraic Equations**• Solve for oC: K = oC + 273 • Solve for T2: V1 V2 • T1 T2 Subtract 273 from both sides:oC = K - 273 = V2 x T1 V1 T2 =**3. Percents, R72-R73**• Percent means “parts of 100” or “parts per 100 parts” • The formula: Part Whole x 100 Percent =**3. Percents**• If you get 24 questions correct on a 30 question exam, what is your percent? • A percent can also be used as a RATIO • A friend tells you she got a grade of 95% on a 40 question exam. How many questions did she answer correctly? 24/30 x 100 = 80% 40 x 95/100 = 38 correct**4. Graphing, R74-R77**• The relationship between two variables is often determined by graphing • A graph is a “picture” of the data**4. Graphing Rules – 10 items**1. Plot the independent variable • The independent variable is plottedon the x-axis (abscissa) – the horizontal axis • Generally controlled by the experimenter 2. The dependent variable on the y-axis (ordinate) – the vertical axis**4. Graphing Rules**3. Label the axis. • Quantities (temperature, length, etc.) and also the proper units (cm, oC, etc.) 4. Choose a range that includes all the results of the data 5. Calibrate the axis (all marks equal) 6. Enclose the dot in a circle (point protector)**4. Graphing Rules**7. Give the graph a title (telling what it is about) 8. Make the graph large – use the full piece of paper 9. Indent your graph from the left and bottom edges of the page 10. Use a smooth line to connect points**5. Logarithms, R78-R79**• A logarithm is the exponent to which a fixed number (base) must be raised in order to produce a given number. • Consists of two parts: • The characteristic (whole number part) • The mantissa (decimal part)**5. Logarithms**• Log tables are located in many textbooks, but not ours • Calculators should be used • Find the log of 176 • Find the log of 0.0065 = 2.2455 = -2.1871**6. Antilogarithms, R78-R79**• The reverse process of converting a logarithm into a number is referred to as obtaining the antilogarithm (the number itself) • Find the antilog of 4.618 = 41495 (or 4.15 x 104)