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Chem. finalsss

Chapter 2

Chemistry The study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter, the processes that matter undergoes, and the energy changes that accompany these processes.
Chemical Any substance that has a definite composition.
Organic Chemistry the study of most carbon containing compounds
inorganic chemistry the study of non-organic substances, many of which have organic fragments bonded to metals
Physical Chemistry the study of the properties and changes of matter and their relation to energy
Analytical Chemistry the identification of the components and composition of materials
Biochemistry the study of substances and processes ocuring in living things
Theoretical Chemistry the use of mathematics and computers to understand the principles behind observed chemical behavior and to design and predict the properties of new compounds
mass a measure of the amount of matter
matter anything that has mass and takes up space
volume amount of 3D space an object occupies
atom the smallest unit of an element that maintains the chemical identity of that element
element a pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler, stable substances and is made of one type of atom (ex- carbon)
compound substance that can be broken down into simple stable substances (ex- water)
Extensive properties
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