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by Eugene Chung 3F
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Finding OH concentration
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Re: Finding OH concentration

I'm pretty sure the solution is wrong (I have the same problem). Since [H30][OH]=1*10^-14, the answer would not be what it says in the solutions.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: Partial Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 9

Re: Partial Pressure

If partial pressure of reactant is increased, then, the reaction will favor products to make up for the change and vice versa. If overall pressure is increased, meaning that the volume decreased, the side with less gases will be favored (check the stoichiometric coefficients of the gases) and vice v...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: HNO2(aq) + H2O(l) -> H3O+(aq) + NO2-(aq)
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Re: HNO2(aq) + H2O(l) -> H3O+(aq) + NO2-(aq)

I think of it like I do with spectator ion (ex.cl-). ions like Na+, K+, Ca2+ dissociate so in making ICE table, etc, we don't take them into account in terms of calculations
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Hw problem 5.35 help
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Hw problem 5.35 help

I understand a but i don’t understand b.
Do i just approximate the partial pressure for each elements?
Also, how to i figure out the volume?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: 5J.1
Replies: 4
Views: 15

Re: 5J.1

Le Chatelier's principle tells us that chemical reactions adjust to minimize the effect of changes. Therefore, if CO (reactant) partial pressure increases, the reaction will want to minimize the effect of that change and shift left to produce more CO (kinda like compensating). The result of that is ...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: ICE tables
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: ICE tables

ICE table can be used to find K, pH, equilibrium concentrations, etc. It gives information about the initial concentrations and the final equilibrium concentration. We can also calculate how much is remaining after the equilibrium reaction also.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: conjugate seesaw
Replies: 4
Views: 13

Re: conjugate seesaw

To give an example, When HCl (strong acid) dissociate in aqueous solution, than the conjugate base is Cl-, an ion produced as a result of HCl's dissociation. It can technically accept protons to produce acid in reverse direction but because HCl is strong, and dissociates completely, the reaction onl...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: 5.I.11/13
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: 5.I.11/13

It's okay to make the ICE table with just mol (as opposed to mol/L) and then divide it by volume later. But, to be safe, yes, it is better to convert them all beforehand. So, for mmol, you would just multiply 10^-3 and divide by the volume
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: 5I.15
Replies: 5
Views: 33

Re: 5I.15

Since NH4HS is a solid, u can basically ignore it
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Identifying endothermic vs exothermic
Replies: 7
Views: 17

Re: Identifying endothermic vs exothermic

A reaction is exothermic if the products have more energy than the reactants, and it is endothermic if the reactants have more energy than the products. Usually, the reaction would give you a deltaH value if it is asking about temperature. DeltaH would be negative if the reaction is exothermic and ...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Homogenous Equilibrium
Replies: 13
Views: 29

Re: Homogenous Equilibrium

for example, N2 + 3H2 - 2NH3 equilibrium reaction we went over in lecture is homogenous since the reactants and products are all in gas phase.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Factors Affecting K
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Factors Affecting K

the c in Kc represents concentration and p partial pressure.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Properties & Structures of Inorganic & Organic Acids
Topic: List of Strong Acids and Weak Acids
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: List of Strong Acids and Weak Acids

8 strong acids: HCl, HBr, HClO4, HI, HNO3, H2SO4
everything else is considered weak acid

Strong bases: basically group 1 and 2 hydroxides

common weak bases: NH3 (ammonia), CH3NH2 (Methylamine), C2H5NH2 (ethylamine), diethylamine, pyridine C5H5N
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Calculating the pH of Salt Solutions
Topic: 6D.11 (d)
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: 6D.11 (d)

K+ is in group 1 element which is neutral and we can also know this since the K+ is a conjugate acid of a strong base, KOH
and Br- is conjugate base of strong acid, HBr, so we know that it is also neutral.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Uncertainty
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Uncertainty

yes, they are used interchangeably
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Polyprotic Acids & Bases
Topic: HW 6C.17 Which is the stronger base?
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: HW 6C.17 Which is the stronger base?

We know that BrO- is stronger base since it has a negative charge. This means that when it accepts a proton H+, it will become neutral whereas for C17H19O3N, it will become positively charged. Neutral charge is more favorable.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: ph concept
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: ph concept

please quote my question so i get a notification, thanks in advance! i know there is something wrong with my thought process, but i cannot figure it out. my thought process is that if a base is weaker, less oh- will be dissociated out. taking the -log of that smaller number will result in a smaller...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: H2O and Carbonate
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: H2O and Carbonate

1. Water can't act as a polydentate because it is too small to form multiple bonds to a transition metal central atom. The lone pairs are both on the same O atom. 2. Carbonate can act as both mono and bidentate. Since it has two O atoms with - charge (lone pairs), it can interact in two places. It d...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: Radicals
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Radicals

If you mean how do we rank radicals with stability, I believe having resonance increases stability by delocalizing charge.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: Chelates
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Chelates

You would look for ligands that act as polydentate. For example, if the coordination compound has ethylenediamine or en, you would know that it is chelating since en is a bidentate.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Acidity & Basicity Constants and The Conjugate Seesaw
Topic: HW problem 6C. 19 (f)
Replies: 1
Views: 16

HW problem 6C. 19 (f)

Which is stronger acid and why? (f) H2CO3 or H2GeO3. I understand how higher electronegativity of C will result in it being the stronger acid, but I thought the acidity also depends on the bond length and that weaker (larger) bonds are stronger (Example in lecture was with H-F, H-Cl, H-Br with H-F b...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Calculators on Final
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: Calculators on Final

since the test is cumulative, i assume that calculators are allowed.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Conjugate Acids & Bases
Topic: Ligands
Replies: 12
Views: 57

Re: Ligands

ligands are electron pair donors.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Curving in Chem 14A
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Curving in Chem 14A

I heard the same. The final distribution can alter your grade by a bit.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Retaking Chem 14A
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Retaking Chem 14A

I heard from past students that the final grade might not be as bad as you think! You should not take the final if you want to retake it however.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final topics
Replies: 10
Views: 58

Re: Final topics

The final will be cumulative but probably focusing on the latter topics
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Sigma & Pi Bonds
Topic: Sigma and Pi Bonds
Replies: 7
Views: 39

Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Sigma bond is the initial, or first bond, so basically all the single bonds and one of the double/triple bonds. Pi bond is the other one/ones in the double/ triple bond, or the bond that comes after sigma bond.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Bent or Angular?
Replies: 15
Views: 95

Re: Bent or Angular?

Bent and angular are use synonymously
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Polar or nonpolar
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Polar or nonpolar

Most diatomic molecules like o2 are nonpolar.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Explain VSEPR conceptually
Replies: 12
Views: 51

Re: Explain VSEPR conceptually

Basically, the VSEPR model is the 3D model of a molecule where all ‘things’ are as far as they can be.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Polarity
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: Polarity

I would first draw the lewis structure, identify the vsepr shape to find out if the molecule is symmetrical or not. If it is symmetrical then it is most likely nonpolar since the dipole moments will cancel out. But if it isn’t symmetrical, draw the dipole moment arrows (towards the more electronegat...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Polarisability of Anions, The Polarizing Power of Cations
Topic: Consequences of polarizability
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Consequences of polarizability

higher polarizability means there will be stronger LDF. So, the molecules will attract one another more strongly and the melting/ boiling points of these covalent substances will increase with size because bigger the size= higher the polarizability.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Preferential
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Preferential

I think what he was trying emphasize is that stability is preferred and we can observe some patterns for different elements to reach that stability by sharing e-, etc
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Electronegativity
Topic: Bond type for FeO2?
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Bond type for FeO2?

I believe it is a polar covalent bond with ionic character
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: What will Test 2 be on?
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: What will Test 2 be on?

I would focus on Intermolecular forces and VSEPR theory.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Interionic and Intermolecular Forces (Ion-Ion, Ion-Dipole, Dipole-Dipole, Dipole-Induced Dipole, Dispersion/Induced Dipole-Induced Dipole/London Forces, Hydrogen Bonding)
Topic: identifying forces
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: identifying forces

bond between non-metal and non-metal is usually a covalent bond and between non-metal and metal is ionic bond. Ion-Ion interaction is between ions, the particles with unequal # of protons and electrons (look at charge). Ion-dipole interaction is between ion and someting with partial charge. dipole d...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Valence Electrons
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Valence Electrons

Writing out the electron configuration for Cu, there is one valence electron: [Ar] 3d10 4s1
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: Best way to study for this topic?
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: Best way to study for this topic?

There are a video module and assessment questions available on the class website. I find it helpful to work out the problems on there because they deal with both conceptual and calculation problems.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: UV
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: UV

I believe it is 100nm to 400nm.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: hw problem 2c.3
Replies: 1
Views: 27

hw problem 2c.3

Should we be able to know the formula (and the charge) based on the names?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: ONF lewis structure
Replies: 2
Views: 17

ONF lewis structure

Since the general guideline for determining the central atom is to choose the one with lowest ionization energy, I expected O to be the central atom. However, the solution provides N as central. Could anyone explain to me why?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Value for C
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Value for C

During test, they will give you all the constants you need in the front page. I would try to use the ones that are given by the class on the front page.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Atomic spectra post assessment question 42
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Atomic spectra post assessment question 42

I tried using this formula first,
1.14 x 10^14 = 3.29x10^15((1/n^2)- (1/16)
But i ended up getting n=3.

So i just tried with n=5 and n=6 and chose 6.
Is the above formula correct? Or am i missing something?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Atomic spectra post assessment question 42
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Atomic spectra post assessment question 42

I tried using this formula first,
1.14 x 10^14 = 3.29x10^15((1/n^2)- (1/16)
But i ended up getting n=3.

So i just tried with n=5 and n=6 and chose 6.
Is the above formula correct? Or am i missing something?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: 2B. 23
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: 2B. 23

Formal charge of an atom indicates gain/loss of electrons while forming covalent bond. So, to assign formal charge of an atom, first, determine the number of valence electrons for each bound atom, then compare the number of bounding (shared, S) electron and the number of lone pairs (L) of free atom ...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: Post-assessment question 34
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Post-assessment question 34

okay thanks! One more thing, if the answer was 10^-5, would it still be reasonable?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: Post-assessment question 34
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Post-assessment question 34

I got 1.00 x 10^-5 m/s and thought it was reasonable since it is smaller than the speed of light. Could anyone explain why this is wrong?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: post module assignment Q 19
Replies: 4
Views: 32

post module assignment Q 19

is the answer D? I feel like A, B, C are right because they explain the main photoelectric effect equation showing conservation of energy
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: module assessment Q #29
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: module assessment Q #29

thank you so much!
by Eugene Chung 3F
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: module assessment Q #29
Replies: 2
Views: 24

module assessment Q #29

Since the work function is 150.6 kJ, I just converted in from KJ to J by multiplying10^3 and chose B.
Can someone help me understand how to solve this problem?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Accuracy vs Precision
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: Accuracy vs Precision

Image
This image should help!
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Clarification on electron configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Clarification on electron configuration

i noticed in some HW questions, it includes more than just first row of d-block. So, it might be helpful to make sure you understand how to do it.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: speed of light and velocity
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: speed of light and velocity

in terms of calculations in this class, I believe it doesn't matter. But, it would help a lot in the future to know that they are two different concepts for Physics.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Are these equations only specific to H-atoms?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Are these equations only specific to H-atoms?

So, from what I understand, the Bohr Frequency Condition and equation for calculating energy of different n levels are specific to H atoms. Professor Lavelle mentioned C-atom during the lecture and I was wondering if we know the condition for C-atoms? Just to make sure, are these condition and equat...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Electromagnetic Spectrum
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Electromagnetic Spectrum

It does not mention that in the class website "Learning outcome; Outline 2: The Quantum World" pdf, but some HW questions requires that knowledge.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Where do we check our grades?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Where do we check our grades?

I think we get all the homework and tests back with the grading on each of it. As for the final grade, I also believe that we just have to wait out until the final grade is out on myucla.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Empirical & Molecular Formulas
Topic: Mass Percentage Question
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Mass Percentage Question

add the molar masses (the mass shown in the periodic table) for each element in the compound. than, divide each element by the total molar mass of the compound.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Accuracy, Precision, Mole, Other Definitions
Topic: Test 1 Grading
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: Test 1 Grading

I'm pretty sure it is graded on how many points out of 50 we get on the test. But if not, I think the test is out of 40 points and we get 10 points for being there? I heard from my friend who took chem 14a last year that her test was out of 40 points.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Fundamentals M Homework Problem M.11
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Fundamentals M Homework Problem M.11

you can use other ways to find out what the limiting reactant is. I think we use o2 to do so since to solve the next part of the question, you have to calculate how much excess o2 you get.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Accuracy, Precision, Mole, Other Definitions
Topic: Unit for Avogadro's Number
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Unit for Avogadro's Number

if the question asks how many atoms, then it would be atoms. If the question asks how many molecules/ formula units, then it's molecules/formula unit. It can also be used for protons, etc.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Amplitude
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Amplitude

I believe amplitude is independent of both regarding EM since the speed is fixed.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Dilution post assessment problem 25
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Dilution post assessment problem 25

I struggled solving this problem and ended up solving it using the volume ratios. I wanted to know if there was any other way to solve this problem.
Anyone willing to share tips of dilution problems?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: using older edition textbook
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: using older edition textbook

All the hw problems so far pretty much matched up with the 6th edition!
by Eugene Chung 3F
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Limiting Reactant Lecture Question
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Limiting Reactant Lecture Question

I believe that it is highly unlikely to have no limiting reactant (and of course no excess) realistically. Since we base our moles using the Avogadro number, which is only approximately 6.022x10^23, it is almost impossible to weight out precisely one mole of something accurately (to 23 decimals) in ...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: using older edition textbook
Replies: 8
Views: 87

using older edition textbook

Is it okay to use an older edition textbook instead of the 7th?
Specifically, I have the 5th edition and was wondering if the questions and material would be drastically different from the 7th edition one.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Determining mass of product produced based on limiting reagent
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Determining mass of product produced based on limiting reagent

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I’m not sure how to determine the mass of HCl in this problem
I have balanced the equation (3 in front of water and hydrogen chloride)
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Properties & Structures of Inorganic & Organic Acids
Topic: Ionisation [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Ionisation [ENDORSED]

A strong acid will completely ionize in water while a weak acid will only partially ionize.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: VSEPR Drawing
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: VSEPR Drawing

I'm pretty sure in the lecture professor lavelle told us that he would not ask us to draw the shapes on the tests because it is hard to grade.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Bond angle
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Bond angle

Bond angle is affected by the presence of lone pair of electrons at the central atom. A lone pair of electrons at the central atom always tries to repel the shared pair (bonded pair) of electrons. Due to this, the bonds are displaced slightly inside resulting in a decrease of bond angle
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 27, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: Shapes within the P orbital [ENDORSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Shapes within the P orbital [ENDORSED]

Here's a visual representation of the answers. Image
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 27, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Any Other Shapes?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Any Other Shapes?

Image
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 27, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: lone pairs and polarity
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: lone pairs and polarity

Larger molecules, even if they have only one kind of atom, are sometimes polar. This will occur when the central atom has one or more pairs of nonbonded electrons. One example of this is ozone, O3. The middle oxygen atom has a lone pair of electrons and this lone pair gives the molecule its polarity.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Configurations
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Configurations

make sure to switch d and s when writing configurations. But also, it is important to remember that 4s fills up first.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed May 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: How to determine molecular shape
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: How to determine molecular shape

I think we have to refer to VSEPR notation/ molecular geometry for that, which we have not learned yet in this class.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed May 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Electron affinity [ENDORSED]
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Electron affinity [ENDORSED]

noble gases are exception for electron affinity because since their outermost energy levels are completely filled with electrons, therefore, another electron cannot enter that level. This means that noble gases have basically zero electron affinity and highest ionization energies.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed May 16, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Naming Molecules
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Naming Molecules

i believe we just have to know ch 3 (more specifically #5, 9(a,b), 11(a,b), 13, 19(omit part c), 21, 23, 25, 27, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51,53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 93, 95, 97, 99, 101, 103, 117, 119, 121, 123 ) for the test.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed May 16, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Percentage Ionic Character
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Percentage Ionic Character

the guideline states that if electronegativity difference is greater than 2, it is ionic bond
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed May 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Electronegativity
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Electronegativity

I learned in highschool that
0.0-0.2 nonpolar covalent
0.3-1.4 polar covalent
>1.5 ionic
but that might be different for this class!
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed May 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Coordinate covalent bond
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Coordinate covalent bond

In last friday's lecture, Professor Lavelle taught us about the coordinate covalent bond with BF4- as one example. Does having a coordinate covalent bond imply that you also have acid base reaction?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: configuration for silver [ENDORSED]
Replies: 1
Views: 116

configuration for silver [ENDORSED]

I wrote 1s^2, 2s^2, 2p^6, 3s^2, 3p^6, 3d^10, 4s^2, 4p^6, 4d^9, 5s^2 since we fill s orbital first and then fill d orbital then we switch those two. But the solution says 4d^10, 5s^1.

WHICH IS CORRECT?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 06, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: What is Zeff (prob 2.37) [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: What is Zeff (prob 2.37) [ENDORSED]

Zeff is effective nucleus charge and is affected by the total number of electrons present in an atom because the electrons in the lower energy orbitals will shield the electrons in the higher energy orbitals from the nucleus.This is because the electrons repelling each other tends to counteract the ...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun May 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: Question about HW#2.37
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Question about HW#2.37

2.37 Which of the following statements are true for many- electron atoms? If false, explain why. (a) The effective nuclear charge Zeff is independent of the number of electrons present in an atom. (b) Electrons in an s-orbital are more effective than those in other orbitals at shielding other electr...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Rydberg Constant [ENDORSED]
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Rydberg Constant [ENDORSED]

I believe we're using 3.29 x 10^15 Hz
by Eugene Chung 3F
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Properties of Electrons
Topic: Question about n and energy levels
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Question about n and energy levels

does n basically mean energy level?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Speed of Light which is more accurate? [ENDORSED]
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Speed of Light which is more accurate? [ENDORSED]

I believe that all the constants we need to know will be provided for HW, tests, etc... So I think it will be best to just use whatever is given. However, 299 792 458 m / s is more accurate.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Baseball through sensors experiment [ENDORSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Baseball through sensors experiment [ENDORSED]

I've read online that motion detectors are small electronic eyes that detect infrared waves—heat waves that radiate from moving objects. When the detector senses an object moving across its field of view—especially warmer objects such as people, animals and cars—it electronically turns on the lights...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Question About Photons [ENDORSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Question About Photons [ENDORSED]

How can photons have momentum if it doesn't have mass?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: *Black Body Radiation
Topic: Black Body Radiation [ENDORSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: Black Body Radiation [ENDORSED]

It is normally defined as any physical body absorbs and emits electromagnetic radiation when its temperature is above absolute zero.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: Balancing Equation
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Balancing Equation

The matrix method helped me a lot in balancing equations!
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by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Einstein Equation
Topic: 1.26 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 121

1.26 Question

1.26 When an electron beam strikes a block of copper, x-rays with a frequency of 1.2 1017 Hz are emitted. How much energy is emitted at this wavelength by (a) an excited copper atom when it generates an x-ray photon; (b) 2.00 mol of excited copper atoms; (c) 2.00 g of copper atoms? so far I've done ...
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Properties of Electrons
Topic: Question 1.49
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Question 1.49

1.49 The energy levels of a particle of mass m in a two-dimensional square box of side L are given by
(n12 n22)h2/8mL2. Do any of these levels have the same energy? If so, nd the values of the quantum numbers n1 and n2 for the rst three cases.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: *Black Body Radiation
Topic: Homework Question 1.30
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Homework Question 1.30

1.30 The very hot star Spica has a surface temperature of
23 kK (2.3 104 K). At what wavelength does Spica emit the maximum intensity of light?

How do I find the maximum intensity of light?
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: *Black Body Radiation
Topic: Question 1.21
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Question 1.21

1.21 From the following list of observations, select the one that best supports the idea that electromagnetic radiation has the properties of particles. Explain your reasoning.
(a) Black-body radiation.
(b) Electron diffraction.
(c) Atomic spectra.
(d) The photoelectric effect.
by Eugene Chung 3F
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Question M8
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Question M8

M.8 The antiperspirant aluminum chloride is made by reacting solid aluminum oxide, solid carbon, and chlorine gas. Carbon monoxide gas is also produced in the reaction. (a) Write a balanced equation for the reaction. (b) What mass of aluminum chloride can be produced when 185 kg of aluminum oxide is...

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