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by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: Free Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 3

Re: Free Energy

You add similar to Hess's Law, with the sum of the products minus the sum of the reactants
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: Free Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 3

Re: Free Energy

I believe that delta G is a state function because delta G not is a state function
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Gibbs Free Energy and Molar Ratios
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Gibbs Free Energy and Molar Ratios

Do you mean when you are calculating Gibbs free energy and they want you to find it for a certain temperature using Q? in that case, you need to calculate Q and either compare it to K or delta G to 0 to answer the problem
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Gibbs Free Energy vs. Standard Gibbs Free Energy
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Gibbs Free Energy vs. Standard Gibbs Free Energy

Gibbs free energy is delta G, and standard is delta G not at certain conditions. I believe it's 1 atm and 273.15 Kelvin
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sun 7-9PM (Karen)
Replies: 109
Views: 2479

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

Can someone explain #4? Is this because q=0 when delta T=0, and w=0 when -PdeltaV=0?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sun 7-9PM (Karen)
Replies: 109
Views: 2479

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

katherinemurk 2B wrote:Can someone explain how to do #1. I found the heat gained by the water but without the final temperature of the metal how would I find the specific heat??


Final temperature of the metal and water are equal
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Systems (Open, Closed, Isolated)
Topic: Midterm [ENDORSED]
Replies: 47
Views: 426

Re: Midterm [ENDORSED]

Reading other people's questions on Chemistry Community about homework problems while I'm doing them helps me a lot because I can see how else to approach the problem
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Bond enthalpies
Replies: 10
Views: 36

Re: Bond enthalpies

I would know the Lewis structure just in case it isn't obvious what kind of bonds are being broken and formed, especially if there is a lot of change between products and reactants
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: Buffers
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Buffers

The strong acid/strong base comes from the salt, right?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Internal Energy
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Internal Energy

Do we need to know this for the midterm? It's not on Outline 3
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: reaction constant P
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: reaction constant P

Changes in pressure and volume most affect gases because the particles move most freely. Changes in pressure and volume would affect gas particle motion more than it would for liquids and solids, so work is only affected a negligible amount for non-gaseous reactions
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Midterm
Replies: 12
Views: 81

Re: Midterm

Does anyone know if Lyndon is doing a review session for the midterm?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: U
Replies: 7
Views: 36

Re: U

U is a state property because changes in internal energy are functions of final and initial states
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: breaking double bonds?
Replies: 6
Views: 29

Re: breaking double bonds?

If you imagine a double bond as the sigma and pi bond that we learned in 14A, I think it makes sense that you can't just halve the value of a double bond to get the value of a single bond because the first and second bonds hold the atoms together in different ways
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: U and its relations to work
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: U and its relations to work

What is the difference between q and delta H?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Friday Lecture Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Friday Lecture Notes

I copied and paraphrased the following information from Friday's slides, but I'm not sure what I meant by this: -reaction constant P: that involves change in number of moles of gas, so P deltaV is significant -reaction constant P: that involves solids/liquids, so P deltaV is significant (calorimetry...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Bond Enthalpy
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Bond Enthalpy

Do we use bond enthalpy for 8.51 in the 6th edition? I'm having a hard time with the Lewis structure, and the solution manual doesn't explicitly state that they used the bond enthalpies
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Standard State
Replies: 6
Views: 32

Re: Standard State

A periodic table that's color coded by state of matter might help if you want to memorize them, but you don't need to
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Lecture Question
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Lecture Question

If you mean delta H formation, I think it's because we measure delta H formation relative to what the compound "normally" is. At 25 degrees Celsius and 1 atm, oxygen is usually O2(g). So, it doesn't take any additional energy to transform O2(g) from O2(g)
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Enthalpy signs
Replies: 13
Views: 42

Re: Enthalpy signs

Another aspect of this is thinking of the heat as a product or reactant, where in an endothermic reaction (+) it would require heat which can be considered as a reactant. In an exothermic reaction (-), where heat is given off, we can think of it as a product. This strategy is also helpful when thin...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Adiabatic and diathermic walls
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Adiabatic and diathermic walls

I think we only need to learn these terms to identify if systems are closed, open, or isolated (like in 6th edition 8.1)
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: 8.3 6th Edition: Work being positive and negative
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: 8.3 6th Edition: Work being positive and negative

Can someone explain why we use 101.325 J/L*atm to convert w into joules for 8.3, but not for w in 8.9?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: 8.3 6th Edition: Work being positive and negative
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: 8.3 6th Edition: Work being positive and negative

b) work is positive because a force is being applied to it that causes it to change volume
c) change in internal energy is the sum of heat energy and work energy. Since there isn't a change in heat, the change in internal energy is solely the work done on the system
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: buffer questions on test
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: buffer questions on test

I think the buffer reactions are the calculations with salts that he listed on outline 2
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: Conceptual questions
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Conceptual questions

Is test 1 the entire outline 2? I could be wrong but I don't remember going over polyprotic acids (last couple exercises in 6th edition) or examples (last bullet points under concepts)
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: 5%
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: 5%

if the x (change in concentration) is less than 5% of the initial concentration, you don't have to include "-x" in the denominator when solving the ICE table
by Jordan Lo 2A
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Polyprotic Acids and Bases
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Will we be solving problems where we take a polyprotic acid and calculate for both dissociation reactions? i.e. for both H2SO4 and HSO4-
by Jordan Lo 2A
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: partial pressure v concentration
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: partial pressure v concentration

Is it ok to just write K or do we have to specify which K we are using?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Ice table coefficients [ENDORSED]
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Ice table coefficients [ENDORSED]

Are there any differences in solving ICE tables for acid-base reactions and gases? Other than keeping in mind partial pressures
by Jordan Lo 2A
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: K and Kc
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Re: K and Kc

Do we need to memorize the formula in the book for converting between the 2?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: "lie to the right" vs "shifted to the right"
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: "lie to the right" vs "shifted to the right"

I think both phrases mean that "to the right" has more products than reactants since products are on the right side of the equilibrium equation
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Changing Discussions Sections
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Changing Discussions Sections

I couldn’t find a specific forum to post about changing discussion sections, so I’m posting here. I’m in discussion 2A (T 8-9) and I’m looking to change into discussion 2E because of class conflicts. Is anyone willing to switch?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Naming
Topic: polydentate ligands
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: polydentate ligands

you put "bis" to replace "di" if the ligand already has "di" in its name (ex: ethylene diamine)
by Jordan Lo 2A
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: 6th Edition Ch12 #49
Replies: 1
Views: 33

6th Edition Ch12 #49

Which is the stronger base, the hypobromite ion, BrO-,or morphine, C17H19O3N? Justify your answer.

Is there a way to solve for this without using data from the textbook? The answer key just lists the pKb
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Naming
Topic: Latin Names
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Latin Names

If so, I assume that we would need to know everything on the periodic table that is commonly used. However the periodic table on his website has both the name of the element used and the symbol
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Naming
Topic: Latin Names
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Latin Names

Are you referring to something like silver versus Ag?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Naming
Topic: Water as a ligand
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Water as a ligand

Will we get marked off if we don't write OH2?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Bronsted Acids & Bases
Topic: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Bronsted v. Lewis v. Arrhenius

thanks! this is very helpful because I was confused as well
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Bronsted Acids & Bases
Topic: Strong Bases
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Strong Bases

Are stronger acids/bases stronger because they have weaker intermolecular forces, and dissociate more completely?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Final Grades
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Final Grades

Hey so does anyone know how the grading in this class is done. Is the class curved or is there a specific rubric. I've been asking around but still can't seem to find out. Weekly Homework (7 pts per week) 70 pts Weekly Online Discussion (3 pts per week) 30 pts Three Discussion Section Tests (3 x 40...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Questions in Chapter
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Questions in Chapter

Dr. Lavelle said that we would go over naming on Wednesday. Does that mean that it will be on the test?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Lone pair
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Lone pair

Should we consider lone pair as sigma or pi bond when we do hybridization? For example if an central atom is linked with 3 atoms (sigma bond) and 1lone pair is it s1p3 or s1p2 hybridization? Thank you very much! I believe that the hybridization would be s1p3 because of the four regions of electron ...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Square Planar
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Square Planar

Are all square planar structures polar unless they have 4 of the same type of atom?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Drawing structures
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: Drawing structures

The solid wedge is the one in the foreground, and the dashed wedge represents the one in the back
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Polarizability vs Polarizing Power
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Polarizability vs Polarizing Power

not electronegative* just smaller cations
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Polarizability vs Polarizing Power
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Polarizability vs Polarizing Power

In general larger atoms have greater polarizability and more electronegative atoms have greater polarizing power
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: 7th edition 2E #5
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: 7th edition 2E #5

Adrian C 1D wrote:A)What is the shape of a ClO2+ ion?
B)What is the expected OCLO bond angle?

I know the bond angle would not be 180 degrees since the shape is not linear, but the answer says it is slightly less than 120 degrees. How did they arrive at this answer?


Because the molecule has lone pairs, it is bent
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Lewis Structure
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Lewis Structure

1. count total number of electrons
2. put element with lowest IE in the center
3. arrange electrons symmetrically around central atom
4. draw resonance if applicable
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: ground state configuration set up
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: ground state configuration set up

4s has a lower energy than 3d, so we fill that first. That's also why we generally take electrons from 4s first as well
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: s-block, p-block, d-block
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: s-block, p-block, d-block

Porus_Karwa_3C wrote:Hi just confirming for the midterm we'll only have to be responsible for the configuration of all of the s-block, all the p-block, and just the first row of the d-block?


My TA also mentioned that we should know/be able to draw the shapes of s, p, and d
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Can someone explain Te2-?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Can someone explain Te2-?

This is from homework problem 3.21 c from the 6th edition. The shorthand used for Te 2- is [Xe], which comes after tellurium in the periodic table. When does an ion use the noble gas that comes before in its electron configuration and when does it use the noble gas which comes afterwards? Sorry, I ...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: exceptions
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: exceptions

viewtopic.php?t=427

This is a similar question answered by either a TA or Dr. Lavelle
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: exceptions
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: exceptions

Arshia Ramesh 1G wrote:Why is it that chromium's electron configuration is [Ar]3d^5 4s^1? I get the [Ar] but why is it 3d^5 instead of 3d^4?


I believe that it is the element is more stable this way. The electrons are more evenly distributed because none are paired.
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: s, p, d, f subshells in multi-electron atoms
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: s, p, d, f subshells in multi-electron atoms

I'm confused about this statement from the 6th Edition Ch 2 #37b homework problem: Electrons in an s-orbital are more effective than those in other orbitals at shielding other electrons from the nuclear charge because an electron in an s-orbital can penetrate to the nucleus of the atom. Is this beca...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Einstein Equation
Topic: Rydberg Equation
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Rydberg Equation

The second equation is to calculate energy of an electron at t a certain level. The Rydberg equation measures the frequency of energy released when electrons move between levels.
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Regions of Light
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Regions of Light

I believe Dr. Lavelle said it wasn't necessary, but I'm not sure
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Symmetry in electron density distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Symmetry in electron density distribution

Why are symmetry and nodal planes important in determining electrostatic interactions?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: 1E.5 7th Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: 1E.5 7th Edition

I'm confused about this statement from the 6th edition in chapter 2: In other words, an s-electron is bound more tightly than a p-electron and has a slightly lower (more negative) energy Wouldn't an electron that is more tightly held have more positive energy because the nucleus "cancels out&qu...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Indeterminacy in position
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Indeterminacy in position

What steps did you take to solve the following problem (continuation of #18): Use the above uncertainty in velocity to calculate the electron's uncertainty in kinetic energy. Then calculate the uncertainty in kinetic energy per mole of electrons (that is, per mole of hydrogen atoms). Comment on your...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Einstein Equation
Topic: Numbers to memorize
Replies: 22
Views: 263

Re: Numbers to memorize

Do you know how many significant figures we should use when solving problems, or should we just match the given information?
allisoncarr1i wrote:They are given on the exams but it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with some of the more frequently used constants just as a time saving technique.
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Test 2
Replies: 17
Views: 164

Re: Test 2

So each outline corresponds with one test?
Sona Hakobyan 3J wrote:Everything regarding test 2 should be on outline 2 :)
by Jordan Lo 2A
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Colors and Frequency
Replies: 13
Views: 108

Re: Colors and Frequency

I am wondering the same thing. Certain homework questions imply that we should memorize them, and they're not included in the constant worksheet on Dr. Lavelle's webpage Do we need to memorize which colors corresponds with which frequency/wavelength/energy of photons? For example, if given a wavelen...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sundays 4-6pm (Karen) [ENDORSED]
Replies: 135
Views: 23779

Re: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sundays 4-6pm (Karen) [ENDORSED]

Thank you so much!
Chem_Mod wrote:Week 2 worksheet for this week! We will go over quantum world material up to (not including) debroglie's wavelength.
by Jordan Lo 2A
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: post module assessment Q35B
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: post module assessment Q35B

I used the equation E=hv and v=c/lambda to find energy of the photon, but my answer for energy is 1.02*10^34 J. Is this correct? It seems like it's too small of a number but I can't find my mistake
by Jordan Lo 2A
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sundays 4-6pm (Karen) [ENDORSED]
Replies: 135
Views: 23779

Re: DOWNLOAD SESSION WORKSHEETS HERE - Sundays 4-6pm (Karen) [ENDORSED]

Do you know if other UAs will be posting their worksheets? I know that it's best to go to as many peer learning sessions as possible, but I have some class time conflicts and would like to still get a lot of practice work done.
by Jordan Lo 2A
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Test 1 Study Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Test 1 Study Plan

Is test 2 solely going to be Quantum World material, or will it be cumulative? I'm trying not to fall behind in Chapter 1, but I also want to continue studying the review topics
by Jordan Lo 2A
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: SI Units
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: SI Units

I believe that that it's better to air on the side of caution and always show units. On Lavelle's website, he included a link to an article about how important units are https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-content/supporting-files/Chem14A/14aflip.pdf Also, I find it much easier to solve problems (for n...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: formula units [ENDORSED]
Replies: 68
Views: 20088

Re: formula units [ENDORSED]

I'm also confused about formula units. Are they synonymous with "parts" within a salt? Why and when would a chemist use the word formula unit in place of the word atom? See my answers here: https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=32772&p=105307&sid=7e485d68778f...
by Jordan Lo 2A
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Zeros in sig figs
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Zeros in sig figs

For significant figures:
-zeros between two significant figures are significant (8009 has 4 sig figs)
-zeros before a decimal point are significant (250. has 3 sig figs but 250 has 2)
-trailing zeros after a decimal point are significant (0.0080 has 2 sig figs but 0.008 has 1)
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: How does grading for discussion posts work?
Replies: 73
Views: 1298

Re: How does grading for discussion posts work?

I assume that this week is the review given what my TA went over on Friday. However, I'm not positive and I plan to ask during office hours.
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Solutions Manual
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Solutions Manual

I purchased the 6th edition solutions manual, but it only has odd-numbered answers. Is there a way to check even answers, or am I looking in the wrong place?
by Jordan Lo 2A
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Question G21 [ENDORSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Question G21 [ENDORSED]

I tried G.21 part A and I got 4.58 * 10^-2 M for my answer. Do you think the masses of your compounds could be slightly off because you're using a different periodic table?

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