Honors Chemistry Study Guide

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This is a general study guide of all the things I was taught during the first semester of my Honors Chemistry class. It covers a lot of information.

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Chemistry Semester Exam Study Guide Empirical - You can collect data (numbers) about what you're studyingApplied Science (Research)- research generally carried out to solve a problem; not driven by curiosity or desire to know but by a desire to solve a problemBasic Science (Research) - research carried out for the sake of increasing knowledge, such as how and why a specific reaction occurs and what the properties of a substance are Two Types of Data:Qualitative - DescriptionQuantitative - Value Branches of ChemistryOrganic Chemistry:the study of carbon-containing compoundsInorganic Chemistry: the study of non carbon-containing compoundsPhysical Chemistry: the study of the properties and changes of matter and their relation to energyAnalytical Chemistry: the identification of the components and composition of materialsBiochemistry: The study of substances and processes occurring in living thingsTheoretical Chemistry: the use of mathematics and computers to understand the principles behind observed chemical behaviour and to design and predict the properties of new compoundsAtom Vs Element Vs Compound Atom: smallest unit of an element that maintains the chemical identity of that elementElement: a pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler, stable substances and is made of one type of atomCompound: a substance that can be broken down into simple stable substances; each compound is made from the atoms of 2 or more elements that are chemically bondedMo

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