"Algebra" In Chemistry

The following are formulas utilized in a General High School Chemistry Course.

oK = oC + 273

Isn't this simple ADDITION?


oC = oK - 273

Isn't this simple SUBTRACTION?


D = M / V

Isn't this simple DIVISION?


pH = -log [H+]

Isn't this simple MULTIPLICATION?


(P1)(V1) = (P2)(V2)

(Na)(Va) = (Nb)(Vb)

Notice any similarity?


V1 / T1 = V2 / T2

P1 / T1 = P2 / T2

Notice any similarity?


Ka = [X][X] / [M]

(Partial / Total) X 100 = %

oC = 5 / 9 (F-32)

oF = (9 / 5 C) + 32

Heat Required = (Mass)(Specific Heat)(Change in Temperature)

PV = nRT

(P1)(V1) / T1 = (P2)(V2) / T2

These must be the tough ones?


An Understanding of Scientific Notation is Required

1997 = 1.997 X 103

.00001997 = 1.997 X 10-5


At Kellogg High School Algebra I was declared a prerequisite (1970) for entry into Chemistry because it covered ALL areas of proficiency necessary to satisfactorily complete the above examples.
Are You Proficient?

If so, you should consider High School Chemistry OR its equivalent.