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by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Standard Cell Potential
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Standard Cell Potential

When it's above 0, it means that the flow of electron from the left half-cell to the right half-cell is spontaneous. That is, oxidation in the left half-cell and reduction in the right half-cell.
by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Inert Electrodes
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Inert Electrodes

I think platinum is often used as an inert electrode because it does not react with the reactants in the cell. They are only responsible for conduction of current. An example is a hydrogen half-cell with uses platinum as the electrode.
by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Gibbs Free Energy Meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 26

Re: Gibbs Free Energy Meaning

G=H-TS. Gibbs free energy is the energy available to do work. It's less than the energy of a system because not all of the energy can be used to do work.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Uses of different formulas
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Uses of different formulas

If the external pressure is constant, it's irreversible expansion.
by Ray Guo 4C
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Reversible Expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Reversible Expansion

It depends on the system at hand. If the system is isolated, heat cannot come into the reversible expansion and replace the additional energy loss, so the first law of thermodynamics tells us that in the case that both systems (reversible and irreversible) are isolated, the irreversible one would i...
by Ray Guo 4C
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Contribution of Motion to Internal Energy
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Contribution of Motion to Internal Energy

Have trouble getting the right answer of Self-test 4B.3A on the 7th ed book. "Estimate the contribution of motion to the molar internal energy of water vapor at 25 Celcius degrees." Why is it not 3.72 kJ.Mol^-1?
by Ray Guo 4C
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Reversible Work and Maximum Work
Replies: 5
Views: 19

Re: Reversible Work and Maximum Work

The expansion for a reversible system is done infinitely slowly and less heat is released to the surroundings resulting in more work done. You can better understand this process by viewing the pressure volume graphs for the two types of systems. The area under the curves shows you the work done by ...
by Ray Guo 4C
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Reversible Expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Reversible Expansion

I understand mathematically and graphically why a reversible expansion does more work, but does gas undergoing irreversible expansion ends up with more internal energy because it does less work?
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: heat capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: heat capacity

I think they are the same, except the enthalpy ones are often in J per mol while specific heat capacity can be in J per mole or J per gram. The value of the enthalpy ones can also change when you change the stoichiometry of the reaction of vaporization/sublimation.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: ΔH and ΔU
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: ΔH and ΔU

And if concentration is concerned, it would be 1M.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Microstate
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Microstate

According to Boltzmann’s equation S=k*ln(W), where W is the degeneracy, what I understand to be the number of possible microstates of the same energy level, more the number of microstates with the same energy level higher the entropy value.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Work on Phases of Matter
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Work on Phases of Matter

I think any system changes energy when work is done on it.
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Delta H
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: Delta H

An increase in T means that the surroundings have taken up some energy given out by the reaction. If a reaction system gives off energy then its own energy content has decreased, hence a decrease in enthalpy (H).
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Surface area and heat capacity [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Surface area and heat capacity [ENDORSED]

I think a large surface area allows a quicker rise in temperature instead of a larger one. Which means the magnitude of the increase in temperature would still be the same when two objects of different surface areas are given the same amount of thermal energy.
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Neutralization reactions
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Neutralization reactions

I think it's always exothermic because the only change in bonds is the formation of water molecules. Since the other ions are dissolved in water, they don't have a change in bonds.
by Ray Guo 4C
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Phase Changes and Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Phase Changes and Temperature

Heat energy is used to break intermolecular bonds, so kinetic energy stays constant.
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: bond enthalpies
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: bond enthalpies

Yes, because breaking a bond is always endothermic.
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: Strength and Weakness
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Strength and Weakness

If possible, you can compare their X-H bond strength to see which one is more likely to lose protons. That would be the stronger acid.
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: What not to count
Replies: 9
Views: 45

Re: What not to count

Do you mean what not to include in equilibrium constant formula? If so then you should just disregard anything in solid and liquid state.
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Ka1 Ka2
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Ka1 Ka2

Ka2 would always be smaller than Ka1 because it's harder to lose a proton from an already positively charged molecule.
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: how to determine if something is an acid or base
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: how to determine if something is an acid or base

A base tends to take on a proton, so having an OH group does not make it a base. You can try to memorize the names and formulae of common acids and bases. They are listed somewhere in the Fundamentals part of the book if you are using the 7th edition.
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sun 7-9PM (Karen)
Replies: 110
Views: 2527

Re: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sun 7-9PM (Karen)

Don't we need the volume to solve question 5 on worksheet 1?
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sun 7-9PM (Karen)
Replies: 110
Views: 2527

Re: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sun 7-9PM (Karen)

lindsey_ammann_4E wrote:
Meigan Wu 2E wrote:On Worksheet 2, why is the concentration of CO3 the same as Ka2 for problem 4b?

^ I have the same question

Because some approximation was used. You can look at the example on page 488 on the 7th edition textbook.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Hydrofluoric Acid
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Hydrofluoric Acid

Is hydrofluoric acid a strong acid?
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: 11.43 6th edition
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: 11.43 6th edition

Do you know the volume? I think an ICE box can be used for partial pressure.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Re: Temperature

I think we should always use Kelvin unless you are just using the temperature difference.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Adding Equations
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: Adding Equations

You can multiply the equilibrium constants of the two reactions to get that of the third reaction.
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: 6th Edition 11.115
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: 6th Edition 11.115

Yes, we should only consider the number of moles of gases on each side in case of a change in pressure.
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Definition of Ideal Gases?
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Definition of Ideal Gases?

What defines ideal gases?
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Kp vs Kc
Replies: 6
Views: 20

Re: Kp vs Kc

In a reaction that only involves gases, Kp is much more useful than Kc.
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: Identifying Lewis Acids and Bases
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Identifying Lewis Acids and Bases

Question 6.5 in 7th edition asks that, in the reaction between hydrogen peroxide H2O2 and sulfur trioxide SO3 to form H2SO5, which reactant is Lewis acid and which is base. Can anyone explain why SO2 is the acid and H2O2 the base?
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Polyprotic Acids & Bases
Topic: Defintion
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Defintion

when it can donate or accept more than one proton
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: Weak Acids and Bases 12.51
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Weak Acids and Bases 12.51

Can anyone also explain question (d)? I know that HClO4 is a strong acid and H3PO4 is not, but why is H3PO4 weaker?
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Amphoteric Compounds
Topic: amphoteric substances
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: amphoteric substances

Oxides formed by metalloids in the diagonal band are often amphoteric, such as barium oxides, aluminum oxides, gallium (Ga) oxides, tin (Sn) oxides, antimony (Sb) oxides and lead oxides.
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Sulfur Trioxide Hybridization
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Sulfur Trioxide Hybridization

I guess I wasn't clear enough about my question. I do understand the relationship between steric number and type of hybridization. What I am trying to ask is what (hybrid) orbitals is the sulfur atom using to form the three pi bonds. Normally pi bonds are formed by p orbitals, but in this case, only...
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Sulfur Trioxide Hybridization
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Sulfur Trioxide Hybridization

If you look at the Lewis structure of this molecule, a central S atom is bonded to 3 O atoms. Each S-O bond is a double bond, and S has no lone pairs. Thus, S has 3 regions of electron density (a double bond counts as a single region of electron density, and there are 3 of them, hence 3 regions of ...
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Sulfur Trioxide Hybridization
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Sulfur Trioxide Hybridization

Why is SO3 sp2 hybridized? If two of the three p orbitals are used in hybridization, how are the three pi bonds formed with only one unhybridized p orbital left? Can d orbitals form pi bonds with p orbitals?
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: N2O Lewis Structure
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: N2O Lewis Structure

I think the less electronegative one should be in the middle because they more readily share electrons.
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: TM charge
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: TM charge

Yes, the chlorine ions are bound to the metal. The metal forms ionic bonds with chlorine ions and coordinate covalent bonds with ligands. You can consider this as adding a few ligands to an ionic compound.
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Seesaw Bond Angles
Replies: 6
Views: 4324

Re: Seesaw Bond Angles

the shape should look like this
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: ClO2+
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: ClO2+

Shouldn't the molecule be linear? If the chlorine atom has two lone pairs and two bonding pairs. if there are two lone pairs and two bonding pairs it should be bent. I know it sounds weird bc the two bonding and lone "cancel" each other out but if you think about it, we all know the shape...
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: ClO2+
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: ClO2+

Shouldn't the molecule be linear? If the chlorine atom has two lone pairs and two bonding pairs.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Difference between molecular shape & shape
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Difference between molecular shape & shape

I think they are the same. We always consider lone pairs when determining the shape of a molecule, even if we kind of ignore them when naming the shape. So an angular molecule is never trigonal planar whether we are talking about "shape" or "molecular shape".
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Determining Intermolecular Forces
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Determining Intermolecular Forces

Try to determine whether the molecule is ionic, polar covalent, or non-polar covalent. Ionic compounds have ion-ion interaction. Polar molecules have polar-polar or hydrogen bonding. And, I think, all three have London dispersion forces.
by Ray Guo 4C
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: VSEPR?
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: VSEPR?

Lewis structure only considered valence electrons, while VSEPR also takes minimization of electron repulsion into account.
by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Test during Thanksgiving Week?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Test during Thanksgiving Week?

The newest version of test schedule on the website says "Starting Tuesday November 27", though the version I downloaded earlier says November 20.
by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: Interaction Potential Energy equation
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Interaction Potential Energy equation

E_p∝−(α_1 α_2)/r^6
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: ONF
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: ONF

I think this is just an exception. Nitrogen is in the center because that gives the lowest formal charges of all three atoms.
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: valence electrons in d block
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: valence electrons in d block

Valence electrons refer to the outermost electron shell, which also has the highest quantum number (n). So for d-block elements, I think we just need to show the 2 electrons in the outermost s orbital. Don't worry about the outermost d orbital because it's at a lower energy level, with a smaller qua...
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Stable Condition
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Stable Condition

I think a molecule is the most stable when the formal charge of each atom, instead of the whole molecule, is zero. In SO4 we can't organize electrons in the way that every atom has a formal charge of 0, and the SO4 with a 2- charge is the most stable one we can get which has a structure with least f...
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Formal CHarge
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Formal CHarge

You'd have to check every single atom in the molecule because the molecule is the most stable when each atom in it has a formal charge of 0. You can calculate the formal charge of an atom using the formula [# of valence electrons] - [# of bonded electrons/2] - [# of non-bonding electrons]
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Electron Affinity equation/definition
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Electron Affinity equation/definition

So stronger the electron affinity, larger the value of Eea, because X would be fairly unstable with high energy right?
by Ray Guo 4C
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Heisenberg- In relation to wavelength
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Heisenberg- In relation to wavelength

Because of λ=h/p, an increase in uncertainty of p increases the uncertainty of λ.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: deriving DeBroglie
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: deriving DeBroglie

• for a photon: E=pc, E=hv
• ∴pc=hc/λ → λ=hp
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Indeterminacy Equation use
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Indeterminacy Equation use

You need to divide deltaX by 2 to get the +/- value.
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Einstein Equation
Topic: 7th Edition Book, Section 1.A #9
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: 7th Edition Book, Section 1.A #9

four events are mentioned in the question, you just need to infer the type of electromagnetic wave in each row using the wavelength you get, and then knowing the type of wave gives you the event
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: *Particle in a Box
Topic: Test 2
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Test 2

yes
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: 7th Edition Book, Section 1.D #23
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: 7th Edition Book, Section 1.D #23

the 4 orbitals are 2s, 2px, 2py, and 2pz
by Ray Guo 4C
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: Energy=pc
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Energy=pc

I'm confused, when is mass squared in 1/2 pc? Isn't that for electrons, 1/2 pc=1/2 mv*c=1/2 mv*v?
by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?
Replies: 20
Views: 193

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

No, you don't.
by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: Energy=pc
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Energy=pc

KE=1/2 mv^2, but why is Energy=pc true instead of Energy=1/2 pc?
by Ray Guo 4C
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: Nodes/ Nodals
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Nodes/ Nodals

What's a nodal 0?
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: Mass of electrons
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Mass of electrons

Because other units are based on kg, like joule(J) for energy and watt(W) for power. Joule is ‎kg⋅m2⋅s−2, and watt is ‎kg⋅m2⋅s−3. Using kg saves us from changing unit of mass during calculation.
by Ray Guo 4C
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Negative sign in front of Bohr Frequency Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Negative sign in front of Bohr Frequency Condition

The energy is still positive. It's just a convention to set the energy of free electrons as 0, which makes electrons in atoms have negative values when the formula you mentioned is applied.
by Ray Guo 4C
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: When to round the answers to significant figures
Replies: 11
Views: 208

When to round the answers to significant figures

Do we round the answer in every step of the calculation, or do we just round the final answer to the number of significant figures? Because when I round the answer in every step, my final answers are often different from those given by the textbook.
by Ray Guo 4C
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Properties of Electrons
Topic: Photoelectric Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 66

Re: Photoelectric Experiment

maybe the larger number of photons means more energy in total
by Ray Guo 4C
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: State of the molecules
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: State of the molecules

My TA also said that we don't need to worry about states for now
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Class Website Password
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Class Website Password

Josephine Chan 1B wrote:Im not sure about 14b but for 14a, dr lavelle sent an email out about the class website with the password. So try checking the emails you got from the class email.

Thanks a lot!
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Class Website Password
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Class Website Password

Does anyone know the password to the 14B class website?
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Conversions

tonnes?
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: Percent Yield
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Percent Yield

I think so. Percent yield is in some questions in Fundamentals.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Mass Percent Composition
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Mass Percent Composition

Should use significant figures instead of decimal places because finding the mass percent composition uses division. The number of significant figures in your answer should be the same as that of the value with the least significant figures that you use in the calculation.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Empirical & Molecular Formulas
Topic: Empirical Formula Calculations
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Empirical Formula Calculations

You can round the number. When calculating the empirical formula you often get numbers that are really close to whole numbers like 3.997 or 2.003. But if you get something like 6.667, consider multiplying it by a factor that gets you close to a whole number, like 3 in this case.
by Ray Guo 4C
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: 'extra credit' in Sapling Learning
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: 'extra credit' in Sapling Learning

hey, where did you find the quizzes, on the class website?
by Ray Guo 4C
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: How does grading for discussion posts work?
Replies: 73
Views: 1309

Re: How does grading for discussion posts work?

Does anyone know when the grading for discussion posts starts, week 1?

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