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by 505194972 3k
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Discussion Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Discussion Posts

were they based on a specific due date each week or as long as we got 30 in total it counts?
by 505194972 3k
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: HClO4 Strength
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: HClO4 Strength

It completely ionizes
by 505194972 3k
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: polarizability
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: polarizability

Polarizablilty is the how easily the electrons can be distorted (anion). Polarizing power is the ability of a molecule to skew the electrons of a another molecule (cation).
by 505194972 3k
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: pi-bonds
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: pi-bonds

duverge_maciel wrote:Why do pi bonds not allow bound atoms to rotate?

Professor Lavelle gave a very good example in lecture when he held two pencils parallel between his two hands and when he twisted them the pencils fell. if the atom rotated the bonds would break. I believe the pi bond stabilizes the molecule.
by 505194972 3k
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Test 3
Replies: 38
Views: 758

Re: Test 3

for test 3 should we go about to study (the book) chapter 4 on molecular structures and shapes or should we focus on studying what the lectures are about? Since the test is supposed to be similar to the homework problems. Professor Lavelle often stresses that it is most helpful to do the homework p...
by 505194972 3k
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Interionic and Intermolecular Forces (Ion-Ion, Ion-Dipole, Dipole-Dipole, Dipole-Induced Dipole, Dispersion/Induced Dipole-Induced Dipole/London Forces, Hydrogen Bonding)
Topic: Determining Bond Strength with Resonance
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Determining Bond Strength with Resonance

Mariah Hill wrote:Will we have to know how to calculate the strength or length of the bonds?

No we should not have to know that. I believe in class when professor Lavelle would give us values for the strength/length he mentioned that he had looked up that value.
by 505194972 3k
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: multiple sigma bonds
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: multiple sigma bonds

single bonds: 1 sigma bond
double bonds: 1 sigma 1 pi bond
triple bond: 1 simga 2 pi bonds
and so on
This is a good tool to remember/ keep in mind
by 505194972 3k
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Molecular shape on test
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Molecular shape on test

I believe professor lavelle said we would not need to know how to draw the shapes. Just the lewis diagrams and know what shape it is but not actually drawing it.
by 505194972 3k
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: *Molecular Orbital Theory (Bond Order, Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism)
Topic: Determining bond order
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Determining bond order

I believe for polyatomic molecules you count the total number of bonds (sigma and pi) and then count the bond groups (areas of electron density but not lone pairs) and divide the two. for anything less you just count the number of bonds between the two molecules.
by 505194972 3k
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Interionic and Intermolecular Forces (Ion-Ion, Ion-Dipole, Dipole-Dipole, Dipole-Induced Dipole, Dispersion/Induced Dipole-Induced Dipole/London Forces, Hydrogen Bonding)
Topic: Interaction potential energy equation
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Interaction potential energy equation

What is the interaction potential energy telling us? What do we use it to determine? Does it have anything to do with whether their is a dipole moment and how strong that dipole moment is?
by 505194972 3k
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Interionic and Intermolecular Forces (Ion-Ion, Ion-Dipole, Dipole-Dipole, Dipole-Induced Dipole, Dispersion/Induced Dipole-Induced Dipole/London Forces, Hydrogen Bonding)
Topic: phases caused by interactions
Replies: 3
Views: 123

phases caused by interactions

How does the interaction between ions and dipoles determine the phase of something (i.e. liquid solid etc.)? Do we need to know specifically which interactions cause certain states?
by 505194972 3k
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: VSEPR Model
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: VSEPR Model

the VSEPR model explains experimentally observed shape of molecules.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: ground state configuration set up
Replies: 3
Views: 97

ground state configuration set up

So I know in lecture we have been discussing how the d orbital is written before the s. I have never understood why this is. Could someone explain why this is and does it happen every time no matter if either orbital is full? Is there ever a time when the d orbital is written after the s in the grou...
by 505194972 3k
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: Bond Lengths [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Bond Lengths [ENDORSED]

I believe the reason is because with two bonds mean a stronger hold between the two atoms so they are pulled closer together. while a single bond is held more loosely between the two atoms and would not be held as tightly making it longer. hopefully that helps.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: covalent bonds
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: covalent bonds

I'm not sure if i completely understand your question but valance electrons in an atom are the electrons in the outer shell. So for example, Carbon has 4 valence electrons but the amount of bonds can vary based on what other element it is bonding with and what gives all atoms involved a complete oct...
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds

I believe ionic bonds typically involve metals with nonmetals and covalent bonds deal with nonmetals bonding with other nonmetals. In ionic bonding metals lose electrons and nonmetals gain within the bond to form the octet while in covelant the atoms share the electrons.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Lewis Structure for Compounds
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Lewis Structure for Compounds

This relates to electron repulsion in that two electrons of the same charge will repulse each other.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Ionization Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Ionization Energy

Ionization energy is the energy needed to remove an electron from an atom in the gas phase. So it's looking at how strongly a nucleus is holding on to its electrons. The easier it is to remove an electron the lower the ionization energy will be. For example elements in the first column want an octet...
by 505194972 3k
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Atomic Spectra
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Atomic Spectra

Dhwani Krishnan 1F wrote:Do emission and absorption spectra look the same? Or are they "opposites" of each other?

They should look the same because when an electron is excited it is absorbed with a certain energy then when it relaxes back the same amount of energy is emitted.
by 505194972 3k
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Realistic Values
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Realistic Values

The uncertainty for something very small like an electron should be relatively large because its so small its much harder to be certain about its position or momentum. The uncertainty of something like a ball or a car would be smaller because those are more easily seen and measured.
by 505194972 3k
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Atomic Spectra
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Atomic Spectra

No, not all wavelengths of light are absorbed. Only wavelengths that have a frequency that corresponds to a specific energy level. Some wavelengths have frequencies that land between two energy levels and that means the light will pass right through, I believe, and not be absorbed.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Preferred Units for Tests and Homework
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Preferred Units for Tests and Homework

Those units are exactly the same and work just fine. It is personal preference I suppose.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Conversion

is the problem asking you to convert some distance to energy? I.e wavelength to energy because then there are formulas that can do that.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Rounding Off of 5
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Rounding Off of 5

In most cases rounding up from .5 is not precise enough and you often have to multiply by a value to make it a whole number, specifically when doing empirical/molecular formulas.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Calculating amount of photons
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Calculating amount of photons

Ashley Zhu 1E wrote:After finding the energy of a photon using the equation, E = hf (f = frequency), you just need to divide the total energy emitted (11J) by the energy per photon to get the number of photons: 11J/(1.074 x 10^-19 J).


How did you find that value for energy per photon?
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Problem solving, intermediate steps
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Problem solving, intermediate steps

I'm not sure how many intermediate steps are in the solution manual but I would show as many steps as time allows you to because the more steps you show the more likely you are to receive partial credit even if your final answer is wrong.
by 505194972 3k
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: de Broglie Relationship
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: de Broglie Relationship

The problem is asking about an electron and an electron's mass is a constant which is 9.11 x 10^-31.

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