Problem Solving in Chemistry

Judith S. de Nuño

Science at Marymount

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Chapter 4 Objectives

  • to list problem-solving skills
  • to describe the 3-step problem-solving approach
  • to construct conversion factos from equivalent measurements
  • to apply techniques of dimensional analusis to a variety of conversion problems
  • to solve problems by breaking the solution into steps
  • to convert complex units, using dimensional analysis

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Chapter 4 Outline Framework: Use Concept Summary Page 102 as an aid

  • What Do I Do Now?
    • Skills used in solving problems
    • A 3-step problem-solving approach
      • analyze~~list the unknows and the unknown
      • calculate~~solve for the unknown
      • evaluate~~does the result make sense?
  • Simple conversion problems
    • Conversion factors
    • Dimensional analysis
    • Converting between units
  • More Complex Problems
    • Multi-step problems
    • Converting complex units

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Chapter 4 Terms:

  • conversion factor
  • dimensional analysis

Chapter 4 Questions and Problems

3, 6, 913, 19~25, 28, 33, 37~40, 43~44, 51, 53, 58, 61, 71, 73 and p. 114: A~N

  • Answer in complete sentences.....letter answers are insufficient
  • Show all work for problems
  • No Units= No Credit


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Chapter WebLinks

Interactive Periodic Tables


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