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by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Kinetics vs. Thermodynamics Controlling a Reaction
Topic: Rate Constant [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Rate Constant [ENDORSED]

its the one that's the steepest
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Water and Cell Diagrams
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Water and Cell Diagrams

no,If something is aqueous it is implied that there is water
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Standard Cell Potential of a Couple
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Standard Cell Potential of a Couple

you want E to be as positive as it can because positive standard potential means spontaneity
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Work with changeP and constant V
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Work with changeP and constant V

if delta v is equal to zero then work is equal to zero by the equation w=-pdeltav
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Method of Initial Rates (To Determine n and k)
Topic: Unique rates
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Unique rates

And since there are assigned homework problems involving unique rates i assume it can be asked on the test
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: practice final?
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: practice final?

I'm sure some of the review sessions will have practice problems in preparation for the final
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Second Order Reactions
Topic: 15.35
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: 15.35

in Part A you are using the half life equation where in part b and c you use the formula: (1/[a]) = (1/[a]0) +kt and solve for t
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Rate Laws
Topic: Significance
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Significance

the order shows how the reactants effect the rate
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Zero Order Reactions
Topic: Units of k [ENDORSED]
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Units of k [ENDORSED]

The units of k can change the units for rate when you are using it in a calculation
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Zero Order Reactions
Topic: Negative order
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Negative order

i am unsure if the order can be negative, good question
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: 14.97-cathode vs anode
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: 14.97-cathode vs anode

cathode is reduction (gaining electrons) and anode is oxidation (losing electrons )
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Writing Half-Reactions
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Writing Half-Reactions

cathode is reduction and anode is oxidation
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Anode/Cathode
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Anode/Cathode

RED CAT is another way to remember that reduction is cathode
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Appications of the Nernst Equation (e.g., Concentration Cells, Non-Standard Cell Potentials, Calculating Equilibrium Constants and pH)
Topic: Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Nernst Equation (log vs. ln)

in class he mentioned log is included because that is what is used in the ph scale
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: 14.15
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 14.15

if you think it is an error it may be under Lavelle's solution manual mistakes on his website
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7420
Views: 980096

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

What did one ion say to the other?
I got my ion you
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Exercise 14.17
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Exercise 14.17

to start the cell diagram it helps to label each side as anode or cathode
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Homework Problem 9.69
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Homework Problem 9.69

you use the 2nd and 3rd equation to find delta G for three moles of NADH and then divide it by the first equation because the first equation represents NADH per mole of ATP
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: 9.81
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: 9.81

I was also wondering how you know to set up the equation in this manner
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Third Law of Thermodynamics (For a Unique Ground State (W=1): S -> 0 as T -> 0) and Calculations Using Boltzmann Equation for Entropy
Topic: 9.47
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: 9.47

the total entropy change is equal to zero not just entropy of the system or surroundings
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature
Topic: The value of Cp
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: The value of Cp

on the test we should be given the value of Cp and you only use Cp if it explicitly says constants pressure.
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Work Equations [ENDORSED]
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Work Equations [ENDORSED]

How do you know whether to use the work equation -p deltaV or -nRTln(v2/V1)?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: 9.57
Replies: 1
Views: 81

9.57

Why does the solution to chapter 9 question 57 use h20 (aq) when the problem gives it as h20 (l) and i don't believe h20 aq exists?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Changing the energy of a system
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Changing the energy of a system

You can also change the energy of a system by heating or cooling it( if its a closed system) and by doing work on the system (compressing a piston)
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Positive and Negative Signs 8.21
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Positive and Negative Signs 8.21

it doesn't matter which side has the negative. either way it would turn out to be the same answer
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: 8.21
Replies: 1
Views: 70

8.21

in question 8.21 what does the term negligible mean in regards to the concept of the question ?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Systems (Open, Closed, Isolated)
Topic: Is there a way specific way to approach into seeing if open closed or isolated?
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Is there a way specific way to approach into seeing if open closed or isolated?

for example a pot on the oven with no lid is open, a pot on the oven with a lid is closed, and a really good thermal cup wouldn't allow for the transfer of energy or matter so it would be isolated
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Question 8.43
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Question 8.43

by looking at the enthalpies you can see that the melting should happen twice as fast as vaporization which is one indication as to why the answer is c
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Work for compression/expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Work for compression/expansion

The negative indicates that the system is losing energy
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: 8.45
Replies: 2
Views: 67

8.45

Why in the solutions manual does it say that the reaction enthalpy is 358.8 kj. mol^-1 versus in the question it is simply written as 358.8 kj ?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Bond Enthalpies
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Bond Enthalpies

it is the enthalpy change when a bond is broken. where enthalpy is the state function that allows us to keep track of energy changes at constant pressure
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: 8.31 b)
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: 8.31 b)

Can someone also please explain where the 12.5 J/mol c comes from ?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: 8.31 b)
Replies: 2
Views: 89

8.31 b)

in question 8.31 part b what does the equation Cvm = (3/2)R represent ?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Isoelectronic Ionic Radius
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Isoelectronic Ionic Radius

ionic radius are different because cations are smaller than their parents while anions are larger than their parents so you cant look at ionic radius as you do atomic radius. I hope this helps
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: t-shaped
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: t-shaped

Thank you for the help
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: Henderson Hassleback [ENDORSED]
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Henderson Hassleback [ENDORSED]

Should we know the Henderson hassleback formula for the final ?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Bronsted Acids & Bases
Topic: Bronsted vs. Lewis
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Bronsted vs. Lewis

for bronsted most of a strong acid is depronated in solution and for a weak acid only a small fraction are
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Octet vs Formal Charge
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Octet vs Formal Charge

some elements have to follow the octet rule, and you need to make sure that the formal charge adds up to the total charge
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: t-shaped
Replies: 4
Views: 273

t-shaped

What are the bond angles for something that is t-shaped?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: 4.11
Replies: 1
Views: 125

4.11

Can someone please explain to me why part a of number 11(sulfur tetrachloride) in chapter 4 is trigonal bipyramidal instead of seesaw?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: seesaw
Replies: 2
Views: 121

seesaw

Why is the lone pair an equatorial instead of axial in a seesaw shape?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: lone pair effect on hybridization
Replies: 3
Views: 162

lone pair effect on hybridization

How do lone pairs effect the calculation of hybridization?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Writing Hybridization
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Writing Hybridization

In the solution manual it is written with d at the end.
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Radicals
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Radicals

A radical is electrons with unpaired spins. I assume you must first evaluate all the elements of the compound. For example on the midterm it would not make sense to put the one electron on oxygen or hydrogen because their octets are already full, leaving the electron to be put on carbon.
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: 11/5 ch3 review
Replies: 2
Views: 167

11/5 ch3 review

In the review session one of the examples was [HC2O4]^-1
I do not understand why the h atom attaches to an O atom instead of the C. Could someone please explain why ?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: 11/5 ch3 review SNF3
Replies: 1
Views: 129

11/5 ch3 review SNF3

Why is S in the middle of the lewis structure?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Review Session ClO4-
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Review Session ClO4-

you need to consider the formal charge to make the molecule more stable
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Expanded Octet Rule
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Expanded Octet Rule

Phosphorus is a bigger size and has an empty d-orbital
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: f-orbitals
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: f-orbitals

also how would you get the electron configuration for Th(thorium) would it include an f-orbital or just (Rn) 7s^26d^2 ?
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: 2.97
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: 2.97

You would start by using the Rydberg equation: E=Z^2hR(1/n^2lower- 1/n^2 upper)
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Configuration Notation [ENDORSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Configuration Notation [ENDORSED]

if you just write 2p2 it does not specify what the ml quantum number would be. So you would need to include (for example: 2px1, 2py1)
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Properties of Electrons
Topic: Energy Levels
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Energy Levels

It depends on the energy of the incoming photon
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Properties of Electrons
Topic: Series
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Series

I was also told that you should know that the Balmer series corresponds with visible light and that the Lyman series corresponds to ultraviolet
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Homework 1.23
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Homework 1.23

I believe the conversion will be given, but the conversion is 1ev=1.602x10^-19J and in problem 23 you would have to first convert it from Kev to ev.
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Homework Problem G23
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Homework Problem G23

You would start by using the 0.50g of NaCl given and divide it by the molar mass of NaCl (58.44g mol^-1) and then multiply that by the ratio of moles of NaCl to Cl ions which is 1:1. And then you would add that to the concentration in KCl by starting with the given (0.30g KCl) and dividing that by t...
by SantanaRodriguezDis1G
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: H1 // Book Problem [ENDORSED]
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: H1 // Book Problem [ENDORSED]

Yes, because by the law of conservation of mass, matter can not be created nor destroyed

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