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by Scout_2C
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Minimum for a B-?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Minimum for a B-?

Is it though? Because on the syllabus it states that a C- = 50% (250pts), where as based on your calculations a C- = 350 pts which is why I’m confused...
by Scout_2C
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Minimum for a B-?
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Minimum for a B-?

Does anyone know the exact number of pts out of 500pts one needs to be able to get a B-?
by Scout_2C
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Test Grading
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Test Grading

Quick question, did Lavelle say something about dropping our lowest Quiz score and replacing it with our highest as part of the grading or am I going crazy??? I swear I thought that he said something about that and now I have reread the syllabus like 5 times to try and see it in writing and I can't ...
by Scout_2C
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Balancing
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Balancing

Just for reassurance, we DO have to use H2O to balance out the Oxygen in a reaction right? Then H+ for acidic solutions and OH- for basic right?
by Scout_2C
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Balancing
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Balancing

To add to the previous answer, let's say you have Ti^(+2) and its reduced to just Ti. The oxidation number in the first one is +2 and the oxidation number of the second one is 0, thus to balance there must be an addition of 2 electrons. So to visualize it: Ti^(+2) ------> Ti (our half reaction) +2 -...
by Scout_2C
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Addition of H3O+ or OH-
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Addition of H3O+ or OH-

I think you might be confusing what to add at what point. You add H2O in order to balance out the number of O in a reaction and you either add H+ or OH- depending on what type of solution you're working with and as previously mentioned you do H for acidic solutions and OH of basic ones.
by Scout_2C
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Internal Energy in a Vacuum [ENDORSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Internal Energy in a Vacuum [ENDORSED]

Same applies if say a question was to mention something happening in space as well.
by Scout_2C
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: Reversible systems
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Reversible systems

Yep, you would find deltaS for the volume change, then the deltaS for the pressure change then add these values up to find deltaS total.
by Scout_2C
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: Isobaric [ENDORSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Isobaric [ENDORSED]

So a friend mentioned a neat little way to remember the difference between isobaric, isometric/isochoric, and isothermal. For isobaric, focus on the 'baric' part. Think about 'bar' which is a unit of pressure. So when isobaric you know that the constant variable is pressure. For isometric, focus on ...
by Scout_2C
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Work done on / work done by system
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Work done on / work done by system

When work is done BY the system, then w(work) = some NEG value.

When work is done TO the system, then w = some POS value.
by Scout_2C
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Systems (Open, Closed, Isolated)
Topic: Difference between Closed and Isolated
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Difference between Closed and Isolated

The way that I learned the differences is with examples, so: A Lithium battery is a closed system. At first, I thought it was going to be an isolated because it was sealed off and the internal matter of the battery can't be affected (unless the battery explodes) but I wasn't taking into account the ...
by Scout_2C
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Systems (Open, Closed, Isolated)
Topic: Adiabatic [ENDORSED]
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Adiabatic [ENDORSED]

Adiabatic is used to describe a system, where there is no heat transferred, and when no heat is transferred the total change in internal energy is equal to the work performed (U=w). It would also be a good idea to get familiar with Isobaric and Isometric, which are also other ways systems could be d...
by Scout_2C
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Systems (Open, Closed, Isolated)
Topic: Calorimeter
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Calorimeter

I think (pls don't kill me if I'm wrong, but please correct me if I am) that when we are told that a calorimeter is involved, it will tell us the eternal conditions and tell us what kind of system it is. So a 'bomb calorimeter' is a closed system and a 'coffee calorimeter' is an open system that usu...
by Scout_2C
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Systems (Open, Closed, Isolated)
Topic: Open systems
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Open systems

Usually (I think) we are going to be looking more into closed systems, just because they're all easier to monitor but like Anna said we are still going to look at plain open systems too.
by Scout_2C
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Systems (Open, Closed, Isolated)
Topic: Isolated system
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Isolated system

The definition of an isolated system is "a system where neither mass nor energy can be exchanged with the surroundings". So (internal) heat, can't really be changed because if the heat could be changed then the system couldn't be considered isolated. Usually, these isolated systems are hig...

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