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Chemistry, 8th Edition by Steven S. Zumdahl, Susan A. Zumdahl

By Steven S. Zumdahl, Susan A. Zumdahl

CHEMISTRY permits the reader to profit chemistry fundamentals speedy and simply by way of emphasizing a considerate procedure outfitted on challenge fixing. For the 8th version, authors Steven and Susan Zumdahl have prolonged this process through emphasizing problem-solving techniques in the Examples and during the textual content narrative. CHEMISTRY speaks on to the reader approximately tips to process and clear up chemical problems--to learn how to imagine like a chemist--so that they could follow the method of problem-solving to all facets in their lives.

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4. When rounding, use only the first number to the right of the last significant figure. It is important to note that Rule 1 above usually will not be followed in the Examples in this text because we want to show the correct number of significant figures in each step of a problem. This same practice is followed for the detailed solutions given in the Solutions Guide. However, when you are doing problems, you should carry extra digits throughout a series of calculations and round to the correct number of significant figures only at the end.

Science is not simply a set of facts but also a plan of action—a procedure for processing and understanding certain types of information. Scientific thinking is useful in all aspects of life, but in this text we will use it to understand how the chemical world operates. As we have said in our previous discussion, the process that lies at the center of scientific inquiry is called the scientific method. There are actually many scientific methods, depending on the nature of the specific Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc.

Exact numbers also can arise from definitions. 54 centimeters. 54 nor the 1 limits the number of significant figures when used in a calculation. Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 1. 00 ϫ 102 above is written in exponential notation. This type of notation has at least two advantages: the number of significant figures can be easily indicated, and fewer zeros are needed to write a very large or very small number.

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