Chemistry.. Concepts and Applications, Student Edition by Phillips J.S., Strozak V.S., Wistrom C.

By Phillips J.S., Strozak V.S., Wistrom C.

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16 shows some well-known elements. Diamonds are one form of pure carbon. 16 Some Familiar Elements Gold nuggets are valuable because they are almost pure gold. ᮣ 24 Chapter 1 Chemistry: The Science of Matter Copper to Gold: The Alchemists’ Dream An alchemist was a combination of magician and metallurgist who tried unsuccessfully to convert common metals to gold. The craft flourished from ancient times until the 18th century. Alchemists were not early chemists, as some people believe, but their practical knowledge about elements and compounds contributed to the work of the earliest true chemists.

Materials large birthday candles matches shallow metal dish 25 mL of limewater solution 250-mL beaker 500-mL Erlenmeyer flask solid rubber stopper to fit the flask wire gauze square tongs 8 Chapter 1 Chemistry: The Science of Matter Safety Precautions Wear an apron and goggles. Keep all combustible materials, including clothing, away from the match and candle flames. Do not allow the limewater to splash into your eyes. If it does, immediately rinse your eyes for 15 minutes and notify your teacher.

5. ᮤ Mercury is the only metallic element that is a liquid at room temperature. The element aluminum fills many needs in the modern world. 1 The Puzzle of Matter 25 LITERATURE CONNECTION Jules Verne and His Icebergs You are underwater in a submarine in an Antarctic iceberg field. While sleeping in your bunk, you are awakened by a violent shock and thrown into the middle of your cabin. Surveying the situation, you realize that the submarine is on its side. This is what happens to P. Aronnax when he is aboard Captain Nemo’s Nautilus in Jules Verne’s science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

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