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- Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall's Scientific Measurement chapter with which you need help.
- Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
- Watch fun videos that cover the scientific measurement topics you need to learn or review.
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.
You'll learn all of the chemistry topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:
- Significant figures
- Scientific notation
- Data evaluation for error, accuracy and precision
- The metric system and unit conversion
- Differences between mass and weight
- Celsius and Kelvin
- Conversion factors
- Calculating density
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1. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation
Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.
2. Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error
The data you present as a scientist needs to be as accurate, precise and error-free as possible. In this lesson, we'll discuss what each of these terms means, as well as how error is introduced into measurements and other data collection.
3. What is the Metric System?
Most of the world relies on the metric system for measuring distance, weight, volume, and time. Watch this video lesson to learn what kinds of measurements are used in the metric system.
4. How to Convert Units in the Metric System
If you can make dinner, you can convert units in the metric system. It's that easy! In this lesson, you'll learn about the three key things you'll need to perform conversions.
5. Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations
We often talk about mass and weight as if they are the same. While they are proportional to each other, they are not, in fact, the same. In this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the two, as well as convert one to the other.
6. Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and Celsius
Have you ever wondered what the lowest possible temperature is? In this lesson, you will learn what temperature measures. You will also be introduced to the Kelvin scale (an absolute scale) and learn how it relates to the Celsius scale.
7. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis
How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.
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Other chapters within the Prentice Hall Chemistry: Online Textbook Help course
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 1: Introduction to Chemistry
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 2: Matter and Change
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 4: Atomic Structure
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 6: The Periodic Table
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 7: Ionic and Metallic Bonding
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 9: Chemical Names and Formulas
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 10: Chemical Quantities
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 11: Chemical Reactions
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 12: Stoichiometry
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 13: States of Matter
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 14: The Behavior of Gases
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 15: Water and Aqueous Systems
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 16: Solutions
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 17: Thermochemistry
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 18: Reaction Rates and Equilibrium
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 19: Acids, Bases and Salts
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 20: Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 21: Electrochemistry
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 22: Hydrocarbon Compounds
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 23: Functional Groups
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 24: The Chemistry of Life
- Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 25: Nuclear Chemistry