Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy. Many people think of chemists as being white-coated scientists mixing strange liquids in a laboratory, but the truth is we are all chemists
Properties of exponents and
properties of logarithms:
Being comfortable with using logs and exponents will be helpful for acid and bases, kinetics, and equilibrium.
Graphing slope-intercept form:
Part of the fun of chemistry is running your own experiments. Once you obtain experimental data, you'll need to know how to visualize and interpret the results.
Knowing how to set up and solve quadratic equations will come in handy when you learn about chemical equilibrium
Chemists are lazy and don't want to write out all the zeros in numbers like 300,000,000 or 0.0000057, so we instead write these numbers using scientific notation. Understanding scientific notation will let you skip writing out all those zeros, too!
My number two rule for learning chemistry is to always always check the units. Dimensional analysis is a helpful tool for making sure the units of different quantities make sense in any scientific calculation. [What is rule one?]
Scientists use significant figures to aggravate chemistry students (just kidding!) and communicate the precision of a measurement or calculation.