Unit 1: Vocab Flashcard

Chemisrty
Study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter
Central Science
Scientific Method
A way of thinking/ answering questions
Metric System
Measurements based off of 10 and uses prefixes
Measure and Abbreviation:
Meter
Length
m
Measure and Abbreviation:
Gram
Mass
g
Measure and Abbreviation:
Liter
Volume
L
Measure and Abbreviation:
Atmoshperes
Pressure
atm
Measure and Abbreviation:
Kilo-pascal
Pressure
kpl
Measure and Abbreviation:
Celsius
Temperature
C
Measure and Abbreviation:
Kelvin
Temperature
K
Measure and Abbreviation:
Mole
Amount of a substance
mol
Measure and Abbreviation:
Joule
Energy
J
Measure and Abbreviation:
cm^3
Volume
cm^3
Significant Figures/Digits
Allows us to know much to trust a measurement, these measurements are reported with the corresponding number of digits
Estimated Digit
The last number, it is not measured and is uncertain
Precision
Measurement of consistncy
Accuracy
Closest to actual value
Scientific Notation
Express very large/small numbers
Percent Error
Calculation of deviation [(m-a/a)X100]
Meniscus
Bottom of curve in a graduated cylinder
Derived Unit
Different combinations of the base units
Density
Measurement of how much matter is in a given space

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