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1st Quarter Midterm Review

1.                    What is a variable?

2.                    What is the purpose of an experimental control?

3.                    Know the SI unit for the following:

a.       Length

b.       Mass

c.       Volume

d.       Temp

e.       Energy

4.                    Know the metric units and abbreviations for micro- through kilo-.

5.                    Know the rules for significant digits for:

a.       Addition/subtraction

b.       Multiplication/division

c.       Which zeros are significant

6.                    Know what the law of conservation of energy states.

7.                    Be able to relate the following temperature scales: (know their increments, boiling, and freezing points)

a.       Celsius Fahrenheit

b.       Kelvin Celsius

c.       Kelvin Fahrenheit

8.                    Know the SI unit for energy and know how it relates to the temperature of water.

9.                    Know what absolute zero is.

10.                 Know the three states of matter and how they are defined. (volume, shape, density, )

11.                 Be able to identify physical and chemical changes.

12.                 Know the difference between a mixture, solution, and a compound.

13.                 What is an atom?

14.                 What is an element?

15.                 What is a molecule?

16.                 What is a pure substance? (Hint: there are two of them)

17.                 Know what the dual nature of light refers to.

18.                 Know how to relate wavelength, frequency, and energy to the following forms of light:

a.       Radio

b.       IR

c.       Visible (red, orange, yellow, green blue violet)

d.       UV

e.       Xray

f.        Gamma

19.                 Know how light is affected by amplitude.

20.                 Know how to calculate the speed of light.

21.                 Be able to relate the photon to quantum energy and the line spectrum.

22.                 Know what a quanta is.

23.                 Know what the law of octaves is and who proposed it.

24.                 Be able to read the periodic table including:

a.       Groups

b.       Families (alkali, alkaline earth, halogens, noble)

c.       Periods

d.       Atomic number, mass, neutrons, & electrons (know how to calculate each given an example)

e.       S, p, d, f orbitals

f.        Atomic radii

g.       Metals, nonmetals, metalloids, rare earth metals, transitional metals

25.                 Know the key differences between metals and non metals. Representative elements

26.                 Know how to identify the laboratory safety symbols.

27.                 Be able to read laboratory equipment and know what estimation means.

28.                 Know the 3 forms of nuclear radiation (alpha, beta, gamma), what type of particle is produced and what the charge on that particle is.

29.                 Be able to read a model of the atom and tell what the protons, electrons and neutrons are, their charge and how to calculate one from the other.

30.                 Know how to read an abbreviated electron configuration. 

31.                 Understand the three rules concerning spin and how electrons fill the suborbitals within an energy level.

32.                 Know what a quantum energy level is.

33.                 Know how many orbitals (s,p,d,f) suborbitals, and electrons are in the 1st 4 quantum energy levels.

34.                 Know what the valence electrons are and what is the significance of them.

35.                 Know what the law of constant composition states.

        36.    Be able to identify how the main groups of ions form and what type of charge they have based on their electron / proton



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