## Search found 70 matches

Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Equilibrium Constant and Temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 106

### Re: Equilibrium Constant and Temperature

The assumption for delta G standard is that the temperature is at 25 degrees C or 298 K.
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: 6M. 1 7th Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 97

### Re: 6M. 1 7th Edition

The cell diagram is structured so that it indicates the anode is on the left of the salt bridge (||) and the cathode is on the right side.
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Appications of the Nernst Equation (e.g., Concentration Cells, Non-Standard Cell Potentials, Calculating Equilibrium Constants and pH)
Topic: 14.97
Replies: 2
Views: 108

### Re: 14.97

In the half reactions, F2(g) is being reduced, so this is the cathode, and HF(aq) is being oxidized, so this is the anode.
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Rate Laws
Topic: Question 15.3, Sixth Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 109

### Re: Question 15.3, Sixth Edition

The formula you can use for the reactant rate is R = -delta[R]/delta t. When you plug in the values for the change in [R], the value is negative. But since that value is also being multiplied by the negative in front of the equation, the overall answer will be positive. Since the rate of O2 is just ...
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Rate Laws
Topic: Rate Laws and Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 123

### Re: Rate Laws and Temperature

The constant k in the differential rate law depends on temperature and activation energy.
RATE = k[R]^n
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: K
Replies: 5
Views: 166

### Re: K

K = 0 then delta G = 0
K < 1 then delta G > 0
K > 1 then delta G < 0
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: E and Spontaneity
Replies: 2
Views: 80

### E and Spontaneity

Is the cell reaction spontaneous if E is positive and nonspontaneous if E is negative?
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Writing Cell Diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 88

### Re: Writing Cell Diagrams

How do we find the half reactions? Some of them are straightforward, but others are really vague and it's difficult to pinpoint which compound to use.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Writing Cell Diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 88

### Writing Cell Diagrams

How do we know what to write for the reduction/oxidation half reactions from a full reaction? Do we just look up the compound in the appendix and see which reaction matches?
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Pressure & K
Replies: 1
Views: 71

### Pressure & K

Why does reaction free energy depend on pressure and K?
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Standard E [ENDORSED]
Replies: 1
Views: 67

### Re: Standard E[ENDORSED]

An intensive property just means it doesn't depend on the amount of matter. The voltage difference is the same regardless of how many times the reaction occurs. I think it would be similar to something like delta H fusion/vaporization; it's a set value for that reaction at those certain conditions.
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Reaction Quotient [ENDORSED]
Replies: 1
Views: 293

### Re: Reaction Quotient[ENDORSED]

In chemical equilibrium, the question will probably be asking about if the reaction stated is at equilibrium or not, and if not, then to explain why. (Q = K means equilibrium, Q not = K means not at equilibrium). It also might ask about the relationship between the amount of reactants or products, w...
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Calculations [ENDORSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 140

### Re: Calculations[ENDORSED]

For delta G and delta H, the values for the most stable form of that element will be 0. Delta S will most likely still be a value greater than 0, unless it is a perfect crystal.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature
Topic: Question 9.13 (Sixth Edition)
Replies: 3
Views: 171

### Re: Question 9.13 (Sixth Edition)

For this problem, there are two variables that are changing: volume and temperature. In order to find total entropy, you need to solve for two equations and add the two together to get the total value. We can use delta S = nRln(V2/V1) for the change in volume and delta S = nRln(T2/T1) for the change...
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Salt Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 120

### Re: Salt Bridge

A salt bridge keeps the solutions of both anodes and cathodes neutral by basically providing opposite charges. This is so that electron transfer will continue. If the salt bridge isn't there, there will be a buildup of electrical charge on one side and the transfer of electrons will stop.
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: 9.81
Replies: 2
Views: 115

### Re: 9.81

The standard values for Gibbs free energy for both of these compounds are in Appendix 2A. We can plug in these values into the products minus reactants formula for Gibbs free energy. Depending on if the delta G is positive or negative, we can determine if the forward or reverse reaction is more stab...
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:12 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: 9.35
Replies: 2
Views: 384

### Re: 9.35

Container A has a greater number of particles than the other containers. Therefore, the entropy change is greater. In comparing monatomic with diatomic, there will be more of the monatomic particles because it needs twice as many particles to equal one diatomic particle.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Equilibrium constant
Replies: 3
Views: 110

### Re: Equilibrium constant

Yes. The units cancel out when dividing products by reactants.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: 1 atm to 101.3 J/(atm*L)
Replies: 2
Views: 221

### Re: 1 atm to 101.3 J/(atm*L)

This will be on the constants and equations sheet.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature
Topic: Ideal Behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 173

### Re: Ideal Behavior

Yes, the solution says "Assume ideal behavior and 1 mol N2 gas."
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Units
Replies: 7
Views: 236

### Re: Units

I would just use atm for everything, especially because R constant units are (L*atm)/(K mol).
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Reaction Enthalpies
Replies: 2
Views: 122

### Reaction Enthalpies

What is the general formula for solving for reaction enthalpies? I'm having a hard time solving for problems where it asks to "calculate the heat absorbed."
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Negative
Replies: 4
Views: 241

### Re: Negative

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy is neither created nor destroyed, therefore the overall amount of heat (q) needs to be the same. system + surroundings = universe In heat transfer, if one substance X is losing heat to another substance Y, then substance Y must be gaining the heat t...
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature
Topic: Relationship Between Temperature and Entropy
Replies: 1
Views: 81

### Re: Relationship Between Temperature and Entropy

The same heat (q) with a lower temperature will yield a greater change in entropy. If the temperature is higher, there will be a smaller change in entropy for the same q value. Since delta S = q/T, if q is the same for two temperatures, the higher temperature means a greater denominator, therefore i...
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: monatomic ideal gas equation
Replies: 1
Views: 87

### Re: monatomic ideal gas equation

I think it will be given on the constants sheet on the exam. But it won't hurt to remember that Cv = (3/2)R and Cp = (5/2)R.
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Work of Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 90

### Re: Work of Expansion

Yes. The definition of expansion work is "the work arising from a change in the volume of a system." The formula for expansion work is given by w = -(Pex)(delta V), where Pex is a constant external pressure.
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: Isothermal reversible expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 129

### Re: Isothermal reversible expansion

If the system is isothermal, that means that the system and surroundings do not exchange matter or energy between each other. This is the case for a reversible expansion because the temperature must be constant in order for the volume to fluctuate so that the pressure is kept constant.
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: Degeneracy
Replies: 8
Views: 285

### Re: Degeneracy

Degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state, and can be found by relation of the Boltzmann equation.
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Heat Capacity
Replies: 3
Views: 83

### Re: Heat Capacity

Something with a high heat capacity means that it would require a lot of heat to increase in temperature, which might make it a good insulator but a bad conductor of heat. Conversely, something with a low heat capacity means that it doesn't take much heat to increase the temperature, which might mak...
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Specific heat capacity
Replies: 3
Views: 148

### Re: Specific heat capacity

We were given the formula q = (g)(Csp)(delta T), so we can just rearrange the variables to get Csp = q / (g * delta T). We would need to know q (energy), the mass of the substance (g), and the change in temperature (delta T).
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Heat Capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 423

### Re: Heat Capacity

Heat capacity just refers to how much heat is needed to raise the temperature of some substance by 1 degree C. Molar heat capacity is how much heat is needed to raise the temperature of 1 mole of that substance by 1 degree C.
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Homework: 12.63, 6th edition
Replies: 2
Views: 125

### Re: Homework: 12.63, 6th edition

We know that the formula for percent deprotonation, or percent ionization, is [H+]/[HA] times 100. in this problem, we are trying to find [H+] in order to plug it into the pH formula. The percent deprotonation and the concentration of [HA] (which is in this case benzoic acid) are given to us. 2.4% a...
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Specific Notation
Replies: 5
Views: 265

### Re: Specific Notation

If PCl5 is aqueous, I would use [PCl5], and if PCl5 is gaseous, use P PCl5. Unless they specify to find partial pressure, I would just use the concentration notation.
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: ICE chart
Replies: 2
Views: 103

### Re: ICE chart

It depends on which direction the reaction proceeds. If there are some amount of both products and reactants, you can check to see if Q is larger or smaller than K to determine which way the equilibrium is shifting.
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Taking x away in a Ka calculation
Replies: 5
Views: 147

### Re: Taking x away in a Ka calculation

This only applies if the change in composition (x) is less than 5% of the initial value. Usually if Ka is less than 10^-3, I would disregard the x.
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: % Ionization
Replies: 3
Views: 105

### Re: % Ionization

After you do the ICE box method and find the equilibrium concentrations, you divide the equilibrium concentration of the conjugate acid or base by the initial concentration of the acid or base given and multiply that by 100. For example, if the chemical reaction was CH3COOH + H2O --> CH3COO- + H3O+,...
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Using Kc or Kp
Replies: 13
Views: 418

### Re: Using Kc or Kp

Use Kp when the reactants and products are gaseous, and use Kc when the reactants and products are aqueous.
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Difference between C and P?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

### Re: Difference between C and P?

I would say to use Qp when the reactants and products are in gaseous state, and use Qc when the reactants and products are in aqueous state.
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: K values
Replies: 3
Views: 135

### Re: K values

The values in between mean that neither the reactants or products are favored.
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Calculating Equilibrium Concentrations
Replies: 3
Views: 108

### Re: Calculating Equilibrium Concentrations

Most likely they will be given. Referring back to Chem 14A, we know the concentration of a strong acid or base because it is completely ionized. For weak acids and bases, we will learn how to use ICE tables to calculate them.
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Naming
Topic: Ch. 17 #29, 6th edition
Replies: 1
Views: 71

### Re: Ch. 17 #29, 6th edition

The Roman numeral in the parentheses is the oxidation number of the transition metal. The sum of all charges inside the brackets must add up to the charge on the overall coordination compound. For this specific problem, you are trying to find out the oxidation number of the transition metal. To find...
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: 17.31
Replies: 1
Views: 45

### Re: 17.31

The Roman numeral in the parentheses indicates the oxidation number of the transition metal in the coordination sphere, so that would mean Cobalt has a charge of +3. This would mean that there would need to be 3 Br to offset this positive charge, since Br has a charge of -1.
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: Oxoacids
Replies: 1
Views: 56

### Re: Oxoacids

The more electronegative atom stabilizes O- by withdrawing electron density. For example, comparing Cl - O and Br - O, Cl pulls the O- closer than Br does. This makes the oxoacid more likely to lose H+.
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Homework 9
Replies: 3
Views: 203

### Re: Homework 9

Yes, since we've finished molecular shape and structure. We can technically do our homework problems based on any of the chapters, but it would be wise to focus on outlines 3, 4, and 5 because of the upcoming test this week.
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: Covalent Bond Dissociation Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 146

### Re: Covalent Bond Dissociation Energy

Dissociation energy is the energy required to break a bond. Bond multiplicity refers to how many bonds are between two atoms, and as the number of bonds increase, the dissociation energy also increases because it takes more energy to break multiple bonds. As atomic radius increases, dissociation ene...
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: Lewis acid and base
Replies: 5
Views: 198

### Re: Lewis acid and base

The outline on the class website says we need to know how to identify and draw them, as well as explain their characteristics and how they form coordinate covalent bonds.
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: Degeneracy
Replies: 4
Views: 2318

### Re: Degeneracy

Degenerate refers to orbitals with the same energy. For example, 2p would have three degenerate orbitals, 2px 2py 2pz, because they are in the same n=2 energy level.
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Sigma & Pi Bonds
Topic: Sigma and Pi Bonds [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 141

### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds[ENDORSED]

Sigma bonds interact end to end, while pi bonds overlap side by side. Every bond contains one sigma bond. For example, a single bond would be one sigma bond. A double bond would be one sigma bond, one pi bond. A triple bond would be one sigma bond, two pi bonds.
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Bonds and Hybridization
Replies: 1
Views: 25

### Re: Bonds and Hybridization

Yes, the number of bonds do not matter when looking at the regions of electron density.
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Lecture on 11/21
Replies: 1
Views: 145

### Re: Lecture on 11/21

It depends on if we are ahead of the material by that day.
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:31 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: polarizing power vs polarizability
Replies: 3
Views: 194

### Re: polarizing power vs polarizability

Polarizing power refers to the ability of cations to cause distortions in an anion. Polarizability could be seen as the opposite end, where it describes the ability of an anion to have their electrons become distorted by a cation.
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Formal Charge
Replies: 4
Views: 233

### Re: Formal Charge

I think you should make sure the octets are filled first before you go on to check formal charges.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: ionic bonds and covalent character [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 109

### Re: ionic bonds and covalent character[ENDORSED]

He used the example of an Na+ ion and Cl- ion being bonded by a transfer of electrons. Even though this is technically an ionic bond, some of the negative charge from the Cl- ion is pulled toward the positive charge of the Na+ ion, and this happens in the bonding region. This is the "covalent&q...
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Double Bonds
Replies: 7
Views: 284

### Double Bonds

After drawing the basic Lewis structure for a compound and calculating formal charges, how do you know when to add a double bond and how many of them to add?
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Periodic Trends in Relation
Replies: 3
Views: 238

### Periodic Trends in Relation

Can someone explain the reasons behind the trends we see in the periodic table?
- Ionization energy
- Electronegativity
How do they relate to shielding effect and number of electrons or protons?
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: How to do e- configuration shorthand?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

### Re: How to do e- configuration shorthand?

You would use [Xe], since that is the preceding inert gas in relation to Tl.
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: 3.33 (6th Edition) Part C
Replies: 2
Views: 106

### 3.33 (6th Edition) Part C

Write the Lewis structure of ONF.
Why are there two electrons on top of the N in the Lewis structure?
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Bond lengths
Replies: 6
Views: 133

### Re: Bond lengths

I think the experimentally observed lengths will just be given, but they are basically going to be in between the single bond and double bond lengths because the actual length should be an average of the lengths from the resonance structures.
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Rydberg & Bohr
Replies: 2
Views: 320

### Rydberg & Bohr

Can someone explain the relationship between Rydberg's equation and Bohr frequency condition?
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Einstein Equation
Topic: λ=h/p vs λ=hc/E
Replies: 6
Views: 864

### Re: λ=h/p vs λ=hc/E

λ=h/p is the de Broglie wavelength equation. This is used to find the wavelength that is emitted by any moving particle since everything technically has wavelike properties, whether they are detectable or not. λ=hc/E is the equation to find quantum energy of a photon, from the photoelectric effect. ...
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: Kinetic Energy Relationship
Replies: 1
Views: 90

### Kinetic Energy Relationship

Does a higher frequency of light mean higher kinetic energy of ejected electrons?
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: 6th Edition Answers
Replies: 2
Views: 734

### Re: 6th Edition Answers

Many people sell the physical copy of the solutions manual online, such as on the Facebook UCLA Free/For Sale group or the Textbook Buy/Sell group. Amazon also seems to be selling new/used copies.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: List Of Equations
Replies: 2
Views: 72

### Re: List Of Equations

E = hν (h=6.626 x 10^34 Js)
c = λν (c=3.00 x 10^8 m/s)
E(photon) - E(energy to remove e-) = E (excess) = EK(e-) = (mv^2)/2
E(n) = -(hR)/(n^2) (R = 3.29 x 10^15 s^-1)
λ = h/p
∆p ∆x ≥ h/4pi

I might be missing a few but most of these are on Outline 2 that is posted on the class website.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Measurable wavelength
Replies: 2
Views: 107

### Re: Measurable wavelength

Professor Lavelle mentioned that wavelengths up to 10^-18 m would be detectable.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: Photoelectric Effect and Experiment
Replies: 2
Views: 88

### Re: Photoelectric Effect and Experiment

Basically the photoelectric effect is when light (UV) is shined onto a metal surface, electrons in the metal surface become excited and they get emitted. Scientists did an experiment on this thinking that the more intense the light, the more electrons will be emitted. But they were proved wrong beca...
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Exam
Replies: 7
Views: 262

### Re: Exam

I think doing the practice problems are the most helpful since you're practicing how to solve questions that might essentially be asking the same question but just with a completely different wording. Also, I would think that really taking time to understand the concepts rather than memorizing them ...
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Atomic Spectra 1.15 pg 26 (6th ed)
Replies: 1
Views: 66

### Atomic Spectra 1.15 pg 26 (6th ed)

In the ultraviolet spectrum of atomic hydrogen, a line is observed at 102.6 nm. Determine the values of n for the initial and final energy levels of the electron during the emission of energy that leads to this spectral line. I understood that I had to kind of work backwards and start with convertin...
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Coefficients and Subscripts
Replies: 4
Views: 295

### Re: Coefficients and Subscripts

The subscript indicates what kind of compound it is, so if the subscripts are changed, the actual compound would change as well. For example, if we want to indicate there are two molecules of formaldehyde, we would write 2(CH2O) instead of C6H12O6 (subscripts multiplied by 2), which would then indic...
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Systematic vs random error?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

### Re: Systematic vs random error?

Systematic error refers to a lack of accuracy, while random error corresponds to a lack of precision. So if there is a large systematic error, the results would be similar to each other, but would be far off from the true value. If there is a large random error, the average of the results might be c...
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Week 1 Homework Assignment [ENDORSED]
Replies: 16
Views: 701

### Re: Week 1 Homework Assignment[ENDORSED]

On the grading portion of the syllabus, it says that we gets 3 points a week for the weekly online discussion, so that means we just have to either post or reply to a post to get those points?

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