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by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Q [ENDORSED]
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Q [ENDORSED]

Q can be used to compare to K in terms of seeing if a reaction is at equilibrium or not.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: Difference between % calculations
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Difference between % calculations

What is the difference between deprotonation and protonation percentage? and what do the elements within the equation represent?
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: R constant in PV=nRT
Replies: 2
Views: 247

R constant in PV=nRT

Will the value of R constant be given to us?
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Lone Pairs in Hybridization
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

It is important to take into account everything around the central atom. For example, the number of bonds and lone pairs. Knowing what the central atom is surrounded by helps with the hybridization of the compound.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: Polydentates
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Polydentates

How are you able to tell if a compound is mono-, bi-, tri-, etc. dentate just by looking at the name of the compound? (example: NH2CH2CH2NH2)
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Solids and Liquids
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Solids and Liquids

Solids and liquids are not included in the K constant because they do not affect the reactant amount at equilibrium. Therefore, they are disregarded and kept at a value of 1.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Memorization of compounds
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Memorization of compounds

In the book, the naming of certain compounds was included in a chart of Chapter 17. Would it be helpful to memorize the names of certain compounds for Test4?
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: General Hybridization
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: General Hybridization

I found this simple video to help visual the concept of hybridization and the idea behind sigma and pi bonds. Very short video that helped me learn a little bit more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb0mxAMHnfE
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Electronegativity
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Electronegativity

Does electronegativity have anything to do with VESPR models and if a molecule is polar or non-polar? Like, can we look at a periodic table and decide if a molecule is polar due to the elements included in it?
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Polar/nonpolar [ENDORSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1176

Re: Polar/nonpolar [ENDORSED]

Polar has a pull in a certain direction due to electronegativity and nonpolar means that there is no pull due to a balance between elements.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7337
Views: 785626

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

Two chemists go into a bar. The first one Jim says "I think I'll have an H2O." The second one Bob says "I think I'll have an H2O too"... and then Bob died.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Radicals
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Radicals

The easiest way to determine if a substance is a radical is by adding the total number of valence electrons in the compound. If there is an even number it is NOT a radical, if it has an odd number it IS a radical. For example in HCl there are a total number of 8 valence electrons meaning that it is ...
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Determining Resonance Structures
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Determining Resonance Structures

The number of resonance structures is not necessarily given in any other type of way than writing out all possible structures until you have no other ways of writing it. Even though it can be a pain to write them all out, it allows you to not only find how many resonance structures there are, but ad...
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Formal Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Formal Charge

When comparing the formal charges of structures of a compound, it is clear that the structure with a formal charge closest to zero is the most stable. To calculate the formal charge it is easiest by taking the elements number of valence electrons subtracted by number of bonds and additionally subtra...
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Quantum Numbers and The H-Atom
Topic: Valence electrons [ENDORSED]
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Valence electrons [ENDORSED]

The 4s block is where the outermost electrons are located (valence electrons) rather than the 3d block. When you write out the electron configuration for Magnesium, for example, the electron configuration is [Arg] 4s^2 3d^5 where the valence electrons are located in 4s with 2 valence electrons. I ho...
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Atomic Radius
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Atomic Radius

The trend of atomic radius on the periodic table is that as you go from left to right along the period, the atomic radius gets smaller. On the other hand, as you move down a group on the periodic table, the atomic radius gets larger. Therefore, He has the smallest atomic radius and Fr has the larges...
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Two Special Elements in Periodic Table
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Two Special Elements in Periodic Table

What are the two elements in the periodic table that were unique in the d-block? Cr and __? and why were they different again?
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Cation vs Anion
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Cation vs Anion

Think of cations as positive by the letter "t" for a "+" sign, and then anions are just the opposite (so "-" negative sign).
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Heisenberg Module #23?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Heisenberg Module #23?

For this question I received the answer 5.0 x 10^-39 after calculation, however, the online module marked it wrong. I don't believe it is a positive exponent, but the other negative is too small in comparison to what I calculated. Any help?
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Module Assessements
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Module Assessements

Will there be any modules posted about orbitals or electron configuration?
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: 1.33 Part A
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: 1.33 Part A

I ran into this situation as well. I found it helpful to write all of the given information with their variables and then apply to the equation that yields your desired answer. Since you are trying to determine wavelength the Ke formula wouldn't yield a wavelength value, so therefore you would use d...
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7337
Views: 785626

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

Making bad chem jokes because all of them Argon.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Speed of Light [ENDORSED]
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Speed of Light [ENDORSED]

I think that it would be better to use 2.998x10^8 as the speed of light in order to get a more precise and accurate answer. However, using 3.00x10^8 won't dramatically affect your answer.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Limiting Reactant info [ENDORSED]
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Limiting Reactant info [ENDORSED]

The limiting reactant is easiest to understand if you think about it as the first thing that "runs out" in terms of number of moles. When comparing the necessary amount of moles for the reaction, the one reactant that limits the product mass is the one that is used up/runs out completely.
by Madeline Musselman 3H
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: Example H.1
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Example H.1

When balancing a chemical equation, each side of the reaction needs to have an equal amount of stoichiometric coefficients. Therefore, sometimes the need for fractions is required in order to create the equal amount on both sides. However, fractions are not whole numbers so you would need to multipl...

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