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Chapter 3.2 Units of Measurement
Transcript of Chapter 3.2 Units of Measurement
Units of Measurement
Chemistry and You
Using SI Units
* All metric units are based on multiples of 10. As a result, you can convert between units easily.
Si Units of distance and time-In 1790, with the establishment of the metric system, the French became the 1st to adopt measurement standards that were close to being precise. The meter was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance fom the equator to the North Pole along the meridian that passes through Paris. The second was defined as /86,400 of the averagge day. These have since become more precise. The meter is now defined as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. The second is now defined i terms of the number of cycles of radiation given off by a specific isotope of the element cesium.
Chapter 3.2 Units of Measurement
Stair Step Method
Kilo=km, kl, kg 10 (3) =1,000
Hecto=hm,hl,hg 10 (2)=100
Deka=dkm,dkl,dkg 10 (1)=10
Base= Meter-Length, Liter-Volume, Gram-Mass =1
deci=dm,dl,dg 10(-1)=0.1 or 1/10
centi=cm,cl,cg 10(-2)=0.01 or 1/100
milli=mm,ml,mg 10 (-3)=0.001 or 1/1000
Does the forecast show measurements?
No, the forecast shows only numbers. A measurement contains both a number and a unit.
The International System of Units (SI), after the French name Le Systeme d'Unites.
There are 7 SI base units, from these all other SI units of measurement can be derived.
1ml=1cc=1cm (3), commonly used when prescribed medicine for infants.
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What does the prefix kilo mean?
What does the prefix milli mean?
0.001 or 1/1000
What is the largest unit shown?
Temperature: a measure of how hot or cold an object is.
*Scientists commonly use two equivalent units of temperature, the degree Celsius and the Kelvin
Celsius Scale: sets the freezing point of water at 0 degrees Celsius and the boiling point of water at 100 degrees Celsius.
Kelvin Scale: the freezing point of water is 273.15 Kelvins (K) and the boiling point is 373.15 degrees celsius. A change of 1 degree on the Celsius scale are equivalent to 1 Kelvin on the Kelvin scale.
The zero point on the Kelvin scale, 0 K, or absolute zero is equal to -273.15 degrees C.
K=degrees C + 273.15
degrees Celsius= K-273.15
Normal human body temperature is 37 degrees Celsus. What is this temperature in Kelvins?
K= C + 273.15
The element silver melts 960.8 degrees C and boils at 2212 degrees celsius. Express these temperatures in Kelvins.
K= 960.8 + 273.15= 1233.95 K
K= 2212 + 273.15 = 2485.15 K
Liquid Nitrogen boils at 77.2K. What is this temperature in degrees Celcius?
Degrees C= 77.2 K-273.15=-196.15 degrees C
Do These on Your Own
At 3 kilometers above sea level, ater boils at 90 degrees Celsius. What is this temperature in Kelvins?
The warmest temperature ever recorded on Earth is 58 degrees C, recorded on Libya in 1972. What is this temperature in Kelvins?
The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth is -89 degrees C, recorded in Antartica in 1983. What is this temperature in Kelvins?
The effective surface temperature of the sun is 5778 K. What is this temperature in degrees Celsius?
K=90C+ 273=363 K
K= 58 C+ 273= 331K
K=-89 C+ 273= 184 K
C=5778-273=5505 degrees C
Density: the ratio of the mass of an object to its volume. Because density is a ratio and does not depend on the amount of matter, it is an intensive property.
Density = Mass/Volume
*Density is an intensive property that depends only on the composition of a substance, not on the size of a sample.
Density Practice Problems
A copper penny has a mass of 3.1g and a volume of 0.35 cm(3). What is the density of copper?
D=3.1g/0.35cm (3)= 8.86 g/cm(3)
A student finds a shiny piece of metal that she thinks is Aluminum. In the la she finds the metal has a volume 245 cm (3) and a mass of 612g. Calculate the density.
D=612g/ 245 cm(3)=2.50g/cm(3)
A bar of silver has a mass of 68.0g and a volume of 6.48 cm(3). What is the density of silver?
Why is it important for scientists to use standard units to report measurements?
It allows scientists to understand measurements that other scientists have made.
To measure the volume of a solid use LxWxH