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# Objectives

Section 3.1 Basic Units and Symbols

• To state the basic units and symbols of the metric system.

• To state the prefixes for multiples and fractions of basic units.

Section 3.2 Metric Conversion Factors

• To write the unit equation for a basic metric unit and a prefix unit.

• To write the two unit factors derived from a metric unit equation.

Section 3.3 Metric—Metric Conversions

• To express a given metric measurement with a different metric prefix.

Section 3.4 Metric—English Conversions

• To express a given measurement in metric units or English units.

Section 3.5 Volume by Calculation

• To state the relationship of length, width, and thickness to the volume of a rectangular solid.

• To express a given volume in units of milliliters, cubic centimeters, or cubic inches.

Section 3.6 Volume by Displacement

• To describe the technique of determining a volume by displacement.

Section 3.7 The Density Concept

• To explain the concept of density.

• To state the value for the density of water: 1.00 g/mL.

• To perform calculations that relate density to mass and volume.

Section 3.8 Temperature

To state the values for the freezing point and boiling point of water on the Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin scales.

• To express a given temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (°F), degrees Celsius (°C), or Kelvin units (K).

Section 3.9 Heat and Specific Heat

• To state the value for the specific heat of water: 1.00 cal/g °C.

• To perform calculations that relate heat to the mass, specific heat, and temperature change of a substance.