Define chemistry terminology


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Identify and assign metric system units and their abbreviations to measured values



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Use prefixes for metric system units


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Convert numbers to and from scientific notation

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Determine the significant digits in a measured value


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Round results of a calculation problem to the correct number of significant digits

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Solve calculation problems involving conversion of units

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Solve calculation problems involving algebraic equations, e.g., temperature conversion

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Distinguish between different forms of energy: kinetic, potential, thermal, chemical



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Distinguish between pure forms of matter and mixtures



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Identify the physical states of samples of matter



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Identify changes in matter and properties of matter as physical or chemical



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Convert between names and symbols of chemical elements


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Identify naturallyoccurring diatomic elements


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Convert between names and formulas of common inorganic compounds


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Identify chemical elements as metals, nonmetals or metalloids



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Use the Periodic Table to identify the group and period of a chemical element


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Write the names and symbols of monatomic ions


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Indicate the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom or monatomic ion


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Calculate the atomic mass of an element

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Use the Periodic Table to write electron configurations and draw orbital energy diagrams for atoms and monatomic ions of representative elements


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Determine the number of valence electrons present in, and write Lewis electrondot symbols for, an atom or monatomic ion


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Predict relative sizes and relative values of ionization energy for atoms of specified elements



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Identify the type of radiation emitted during a nuclear decay process


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Balance equations for nuclear decay processes



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Solve calculation problems involving halflives of radioisotopes

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Identify chemical bonds as covalent or ionic; identify bond dipoles



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Convert chemical formulas to Lewis electrondot formulas


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Use a chemical formula to predict the threedimensional shape of a molecule; identify molecular dipoles



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Identify the type of attractive force between ions and/or molecules


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Complete and balance chemical equations



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Identify oxidizing agents and reducing agents in equations for electrontransfer reactions



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Complete and balance equations for electrontransfer reactions



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Solve calculation problems involving moles and molar mass

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Use a balanced chemical equation to calculate theoretical yield and percent yield of a reaction product

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Use a balanced chemical equation to identify a limiting reactant



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Identify chemical reactions as exothermic or endothermic


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Use the Kinetic Molecular Theory to describe the basic properties of gases


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Solve calculation problems involving gas law equations

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Describe the process of formation of a solution


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Distinguish between solutions, suspensions and colloids



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Identify the solute and solvent present in a particular solution


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Identify substances as strong electrolytes or weak electrolytes or nonelectrolytes



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Use solubility rules to predict the solubility of an ionic compound



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Solve calculation problems involving solution concentration and solution dilution

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Predict the magnitude of colligative properties of solutions



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Identify the factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction


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Solve calculation problems involving chemical equilibrium

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Apply LeChatelier’s Principle to predict the effect of changes made to chemical reactions at equilibrium



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Identify acids and bases and their conjugates in chemical equations


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Identify strength of acids and bases


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Understand the significance of the relative position on the pH scale


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Identify buffer solutions by their composition


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Solve calculation problems involving solution pH and buffer pH

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