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by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chem 14BL
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Chem 14BL

Repost because I accidentally put this on the chem 14A section . Hey all! I know this is a little off topic, but is anybody else registered for 14BL next quarter? I know they basically said the show goes on, but I genuinely have no idea how we are going to do a lab completely remotely. Does anyone ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chem Final Typo
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Chem Final Typo

ayushibanerjee06 wrote:I put none of these just to be safe, maybe it wasn't a typo.


I know he said it wasn't a typo, but I really hope that people who thought it may have been get credit for that question because it was pretty convincing lol.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Pt in Cell Diagram
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Pt in Cell Diagram

Venus_Hagan 2L wrote:if the reactants and products of the half-reaction are not in solid form, you need some type of solid metal as the electrode. Usually, you use Pt(s) because it is a fairly non-reactive metal.


Would any other non-reactive metals be used as a substitute? Or will it always be platinum?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: final grades
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: final grades

ayushibanerjee06 wrote:
Eugene Chung 3F wrote:Does this class have a curve at the end?


there usually is, but I don't know if there will be one this time since the final was online.


The only curve policy I know is the C- for anyone with a 50% or higher. I'm not sure if there is any curve for the entire class as far as I know.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chem Community Posts Due Date
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Chem Community Posts Due Date

We have until wednesday now!!!
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Number of Chemistry Community Posts
Replies: 33
Views: 718

Re: Number of Chemistry Community Posts

Did anyone else take chem 14A last year. I took it Fall 18 and we only needed 30 chemistry community posts back then. Does that mean I only need to post a total of 80 times?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: ENDGAME Review Session
Replies: 71
Views: 2746

Re: ENDGAME Review Session

Thanks for all your help Lyndon. Your review packets have been such a big help through this series. I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 8037
Views: 1408499

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

Have you heard about that one chemist who was reading a book about helium?

He just couldn't put it down ;)
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: final grades
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: final grades

In addition to being able to see our grades, does anyone also know if we will be able to review our answers? I would like to see the questions I got wrong. How will we be able to see these? Is he releasing the final exams online? We'll be able to see specifically what we missed because we took the ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: final grades
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: final grades

In addition to being able to see our grades, does anyone also know if we will be able to review our answers? I would like to see the questions I got wrong.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final Jitters
Replies: 133
Views: 33558

Re: Final Jitters

To be honest the only thing keeping me sane is the 50% policy to pass this course. With chem being my weakest subject, that's the only reason I'm able to pass this course.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chem Community Posts Due Date
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Chem Community Posts Due Date

Close to last chem community post!
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle
Replies: 282
Views: 134655

Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Dr Lavelle, Chem is by far my weakest subject, and I put off taking this course until I could take it with you. Thank you for all the available resources you provided for us in order to succeed in this course. Without it, I would not have been able to pass. Best wishes to all of your future courses!...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: phase change
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: phase change

Can the enthalpy increase AND the temperature remains the same while there still not being a phase change? Like I'm imagining the enthalpy of water at a positive value but without becoming a gas? Is that possible? I was wondering the same thing. Would any change in either of these, no matter to wha...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Half/Rxn & Balanced Equations for galvanic cells.
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Half/Rxn & Balanced Equations for galvanic cells.

Mandeep Garcha 2H wrote:Pt(s) is added to either the anode or cathode (or even both) when there is no solid metal conductor present.


Is pt the only metal that we use? at least for the purpose of what we're doing in chem 14B?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: phase change
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: phase change

Like the diagram in class, you can tell that there is a phase change when the heat or enthalpy is increasing, but the temperature is not increasing, or delta T is zero. Can the enthalpy increase AND the temperature remains the same while there still not being a phase change? Like I'm imagining the ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: External force
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: External force

If I understand correctly, external forces are present in both reversible and irreversible processes due to work.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: Isochoric/isometric
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Isochoric/isometric

Both are interchangeable, just use what you prefer. They both refer to a constant volume within the process.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: text problem 4A.5
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: text problem 4A.5

If not explicitly given, just remember how any change in temperature and pressure in the final/initial values means that the equation is irreversible.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Thermodynamic Definitions (isochoric/isometric, isothermal, isobaric)
Topic: test problem 4A.5 continued
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: test problem 4A.5 continued

I'm not exactly sure of the derivations for both, but I would just correlate each equation to irreversible and reversible respectively. Just know which of those equations to use given its reversible or not.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chemistry community posts
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Chemistry community posts

I took Chem 14A last year, do you think I will be fine if I have 70 total? Back when I took the class we only needed 30 posts total, and now it's 50.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Zero Order Reactions
Topic: All reactants zero order?
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: All reactants zero order?

In theory I do believe this is possible, however I am not of what an example would be. Could somebody please give a real life application in which this would be the case.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Arrhenius Equation, Activation Energies, Catalysts
Topic: Catalysts
Replies: 8
Views: 56

Re: Catalysts

Homogeneous are in the same phase and move around the designated volume like it was a reactant or product. When it is a heterogeneous, it is a different phase and the reactants rest on the surface and are adsorbed. What would this difference mean for the reaction? Like how would a homogeneous/heter...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Reaction Mechanisms, Reaction Profiles
Topic: Reaction Profile
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Reaction Profile

For outline 6, chemical kinetics, one of the things we should be able to do is interpret/draw a reaction profile. Can somebody please give a step by step on how exactly reaction profiles are made, where they come from, and what they show us?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Enthalpy
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Enthalpy

Fiona Latifi 1A wrote:Examples of state functions include density, internal energy, enthalpy, and entropy.


Could you also give examples of what would not be a state function?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Choosing work equation
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Choosing work equation

For an irreversible expansion, use w=-P(deltaX). For a reversible expansion (isothermal), use w=-nRT(ln deltaV2/deltaV1). Would the reversibility/irreversibility of a system be given explicitly in a problem, or would that be something that we have to figure out for ourselves? If so, how would we de...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Reaction Mechanisms, Reaction Profiles
Topic: Pre-Equilibrium Approach
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Pre-Equilibrium Approach

With regards to discussing the pre-eq approach today in class, how to we determine the fast and slow bimolecular dimerization reactions? Would that be given or is it something that is logically inferred?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Half/Rxn & Balanced Equations for galvanic cells.
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Half/Rxn & Balanced Equations for galvanic cells.

In homework problem 6L3, Platinum appears on both the cathode and anode side of the diagram. I was wondering what this means exactly, and what needs to be done depending on which side it's on?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Homework Problem 6K.1
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Homework Problem 6K.1

the balanced reduction reaction is missing a 6e- on the left side in order to balance the charges. so the oxidation reaction is multiplied by 3 so that the 2e- can balance with the 6e- from the reduction So for the final balanced redox reaction, we just have to make sure that the electrons cancel o...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Homework Problem 6K.1
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Homework Problem 6K.1

For problem 6K.1 in the homework, the last step is creating a completely balanced redox reaction with the balanced half reactions. Can somebody please explain to me why the oxidation reaction is multiplied by 3 in order to produce the final balanced redox rxn. The balanced oxidization reaction is: {...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Basic vs Acidic Conditions.
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Basic vs Acidic Conditions.

With regards to balancing redox reactions, would it be appropriate to make the assumption that under acidic conditions, H2O would always be on the product (right) side of the equation, and that under basic conditions, H2O would always be on the reactant (left) side?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Study guide
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Study guide

I found the midterm and final study guide posted by Lydon Bui to be very helpful. He did the same for chem 14a. Other than that I don't know of any study guides that are given out by the instructor and ta's.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: 4D.23
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 4D.23

We subtract twice the value because it is asking for the total reaction enthalpy and there are 2 mol of NO. If was asking for the enthalpy for the formation of 1 mol, then the initial value would be your answer.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Choosing work equation
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Choosing work equation

For an irreversible expansion, use w=-P(deltaX). For a reversible expansion (isothermal), use w=-nRT(ln deltaV2/deltaV1). Would the reversibility/irreversibility of a system be given explicitly in a problem, or would that be something that we have to figure out for ourselves? If so, how would we de...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Enthalpy and Heat
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Enthalpy and Heat

Matthew Chan 1B wrote:Heat is the form of energy transfer from a one temperature to another, like from hot to cold. Enthalpy is the heat transfer at a constant pressure. So the heat added or lost by the system is the enthalpy change.


Would constant pressure be the only necessary criteria for calculating enthalpy?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature
Topic: S = 0
Replies: 18
Views: 277

Re: S = 0

S just means entropy, rather than change in entropy that should be denoted as ΔS. Entropy is almost never 0 (the entropies of all perfect crystals approach zero as the absolute temperature approaches zero; "perfect crystal" refers to a substance in which all the atoms are in a perfectly o...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Why does only Temp affect K?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Why does only Temp affect K?

Temperature affects K c because the forward reaction is either exothermic or endothermic. If the forward reaction is endothermic, then the K c value will be larger when the temperature is higher since the forward reaction will absorb the added heat and produce a greater proportion of products to re...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Pizza Rolls REVIEW Session DOWNLOAD HERE
Replies: 67
Views: 2814

Re: Pizza Rolls REVIEW Session DOWNLOAD HERE

Can someone help me solve problem 3B? I wasnt able to make it to the review session and the enthalpy of fusion is causing me problems Hi! someone answered a similar question above but for 3B you are given more info than you think. First you need to realize that the ice cream both warms in solid pha...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Molar Concentration Direction.
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Molar Concentration Direction.

In the example Dr. Lavelle did in class today regarding the 0.482 mol N2 and 0.933 mol O2, why do we assume that O2 changes its molar concentration by -X? What part of the givens indicate how molar concentration would change?
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: 4A Thinking Point
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: 4A Thinking Point

Would there be any other analogies/examples of this. I understand what the comment above me is saying, but I don't think my idea of being "reversible" in this instance is correct.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Heat Capacity of Water
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Heat Capacity of Water

Just because the values would be different, does not mean the rate will be. The rate is constant and can be applied to both Celsius and Kelvin since they are "proportional"
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Different Enthalpy Strategies
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Different Enthalpy Strategies

Depending on what's given in the question, you would decide how to calculate your bond enthalpy. Some methods may not be usable if you don't have enough info given, or just information which would allow you to solve in a particular way.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Standard State
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Standard State

The term standard state refers to the state of an element at 25 degrees celsius and 1 atm. The majority are solids with few exceptions. I wouldn't say that this is something we calculate, rather memorize those which are gasses and liquids since there are only 13.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Predicting Molar Heat Capacity
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Predicting Molar Heat Capacity

I believe Professor Lavelle said something about correlating with size. As the person above me said, complexity (higher mass) would probably mean it has a higher heat capacity in comparison to a simple compound with smaller mass.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Pure solids & liquids
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Pure solids & liquids

I was actually wondering the same thing. I understand that it means they are to be excluded from equilibrium calculations. However, are there any practical uses of this information? Like does knowing the state give us any other hints other than to exclude it.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Partial Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Partial Pressure

I'm pretty sure you need to know either pressure or temperature to solve for one another. Given a compound, I don't think you can do much with that alone so the answer to your question would be no.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Calculating for Pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Calculating for Pressure

Temperature is needed in order to use the ideal gas law (solving for pressure in your case). You can't solve for two unknowns, so short answer is no, not possible.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Why does only Temp affect K?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Why does only Temp affect K?

Kc is dependent on temperature. A change in T would change the value of Kc, and this value will scale with respect to what kind of reaction is occurring (endothermic/exothermic).
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Comparing K and Q
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Comparing K and Q

We must calculate Q in order to tell us where in the reaction we are. We compare the Q value to K and we can determine which way the reaction is favored, or if they are equal, then reaction is at equilibrium.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: 5I.5
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: 5I.5

You did everything right, change 1.8 to 1.18 and you will get the correct outputs.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Strengths if Intermolecular Forces
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Strengths if Intermolecular Forces

I remember earlier in the year when we went over the different types of bonding that take place within molecules (dispersion, dipole-dipole, hydrogen). Can somebody explain how to identify these bonds by looking at the lewis structure? Also I remember that there was an order which went from weakest ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: 6th edition 12.17
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: 6th edition 12.17

Alma Carrera 3C wrote:Is there a way to tell based on the lewis structures or do we just have to remember this?


I would just remember the trends. (Nonmetal oxides = acidic, metal oxides = basic) BaO is basic because when it reacts with water, Ba(OH)2 is formed which means OH is formed.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Bronsted Acids & Bases
Topic: Question 12.9 (Sixth Edition)
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Question 12.9 (Sixth Edition)

I'm actually pretty stumped on this one as well, I'm not exactly sure what the text means by writing the net ionic equations.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Delocalization
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Delocalization

In resonance, a lone pair can sometimes be in different locations with respect to the configuration. For example, drawing the lewis structure for would result in resonance between two different structures in which the lone electron pair can be placed on either oxygen atom.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Formal Charge vs Partial charge
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Formal Charge vs Partial charge

Formal charge is used primarily in lewis structures and molecular formulas and the charges (if any) on both must be equivalent. This gives us an indication of the stability of a molecule, with FC=0 being optimal. Partial charge shows us electronegativity, and is a basis for determining how badly a m...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Lone pairs on octahedral electron density
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Lone pairs on octahedral electron density

With every other VSEPR shape, 1 removed molecule removed will affect the configuration in different ways with respect to the one removed, thus resulting in different possible bond angles in some. With octahedral, no matter which one is removed, the result will always be the same.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Determining polar and non polar molecules from a lewis structure
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Determining polar and non polar molecules from a lewis structure

How do you know HCN is polar or non polar? There is a negative charge on the N and a positive charge on the H. When drawing the lewis structure, you notice that the CN bond is a triple bond with a lone pair while the HC bond is only a single bond. Thus, the dipole moments do not cancel which makes ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Amphoteric Compounds
Topic: What makes something amphoteric?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: What makes something amphoteric?

Compounds that demonstrate both acidic and basic properties, and can act as either an acid or a base are charactarized as amphoteric. Metal oxides as well as hydroxides are examples of amphoteric compound, with its acidic or basic nature being in respect to their oxidizations.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: Ranking strong acids and bases
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Ranking strong acids and bases

Polarity and electronegativity are the easiest way to determine strength. Strength of acidity is based upon its ability to lose a proton. Strong acids dissociate completely in water while weak acids only dissolve partially.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Sigma & Pi Bonds
Topic: Strength of Sigma and Pi Bonds
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Strength of Sigma and Pi Bonds

The overlap of pi bonds are smaller than the overlap of sigma bonds, making pi bonds easier to break apart. Hence, sigma bonds are stronger.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Sigma & Pi Bonds
Topic: Pi bonds
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Pi bonds

Think of a line intersecting a figure 8 in 3D. If you combine the two then the sides of the 8's would touch "88". Rotating one of them away from you or towards you would break the bond between, which is why pi bonds do not permit the rotation about an axis.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: P orbital
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: P orbital

Unless there is only one region of electron density, then there will always be a "p" proceeding the "s".
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: polarity
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: polarity

With that logic, it would make sense that due to the presence of a lone pair then the shape would not be symmetrical, therefore electrons would not be evenly shared. However I would say drawing out the structure just to demonstrate and prove its polarity. I'm not sure that your reasoning would suffi...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Amphoteric Compounds
Topic: amphoteric substances
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: amphoteric substances

I believe that there is some sort of pattern on the periodic table which begins with Be and goes diagonal downwards ending in Bi. This would be in the case of Oxides.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Molecular Shape
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Molecular Shape

If there are no lone pairs on the central atom, then the configuration is linear which means the bond angle will always be 180 degrees.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Naming bond angles
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Naming bond angles

I would say that the names of the molecular shapes should be memorized. They correspond with line pairs of electrons which can be seen through lewis structures. Linear, Trigonal Planar, Tetrahedral, Trigonal Bipyramidal, and Octahedral, are all possible configurations corresponding to VSEPR theory a...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Bond angles
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Bond angles

I believe that it has something to do with the shape of the molecule. VSEPR configurations include shapes such as: linear, trigonal, tetrahedral, etc... and since we know that each of the electrons distance themselves equally then we can use this to determine the angle. Ex: 2 molecules would be 180 ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Polar and Non-polar
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Polar and Non-polar

Polarity relies on the length of the bonds between molecules. I would say that its safe to assume that if the electronegativity is obviously within or beyond the parameters of polarity then we can jump to a conclusion wether or not it is. Other than a brief glance at this pattern, there wouldn't be ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Formal Charge on Central Atom
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Formal Charge on Central Atom

Formal charge is utilized in order to predict reactivity with the closer the charge being to 0, the more stable it becomes.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Purpose of Resonance Hybrids
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Purpose of Resonance Hybrids

To my understanding, the easiest way for me to understand resonance hybridization is that it gives us the set of all possibilities/configurations for a particular molecule and that the actual representation would be a combination of all those possibilities.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Topic: Valence Electron
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Valence Electron

The big concept behind valence electrons are that they are ones in the orbitals furthest out and unfilled. 5s^2 and 5p^3 are not filled orbitals and therefore the number of valence electrons for the element Sb = 5. For Mn, the electron configuration would be [Ar]3d^5 4s^2. In this case as Venya said...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Topic: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Kailie_Giebink_1E wrote:will we need to know this for the test??


I would memorize these just in case. Overall it's couldn't hurt just to memorize the 4 exceptions, but it would benefit more if you knew the reasoning and concepts behind. They can help you understand electron configurations as a concept all together.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Lines that Represent Bonds
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Lines that Represent Bonds

As far as I understand, both methods represent the same configuration but the solid lines are used because it makes things more obvious in terms of shared/bonded electrons.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Roman numerals next to element
Replies: 8
Views: 2012

Re: Roman numerals next to element

The roman numeral proceeding the element name represents the charge of the element.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: "Wave-like Properties" of Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: "Wave-like Properties" of Matter

From what Dr. Lavelle told us in lecture, it is to my understanding that with such small margins, he would not make us determine what would be acceptable to apply wave length properties to. The general concept was that wave length properties are only applied to matters at the micro level as opposed ...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: Variable for frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Variable for frequency

The variables representing different values can be manipulated to your benefit, if you were to chose any other variable that you would know for a fact you would be able to distinguish, I don't see a reason why you shouldn't. The answer won't be any different as long as the true representations of th...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Solving for frequency
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Solving for frequency

Hertz (Hz) is the unit of measurement used when denoting frequency which is why it would be proper to express a frequency in terms of hertz.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Empirical & Molecular Formulas
Topic: Compound Names
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Compound Names

Nitric acid is a compound that may be used more as the quarter goes on, it is one of the simpler ones but for many of us we wouldn't be able to solve the problem due to the composition not being given. Nitric acid is HNO3 and I think that it would be wise to memorize this for it is not an uncommon c...
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Empirical & Molecular Formulas
Topic: Question F9
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Question F9

For the question, I believe that all it asked for was to give an answer in the form of a ratio, the way information is given to us I don't think that giving the empirical formula would be necessary. It would not be hard to give both answers though.
by Ivan Tadeja 1G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: How To....
Replies: 16
Views: 918

Re: How To....

Knowing the state of a particular element or compound may be essential in balancing chemical equations, however it may be very difficult to know many of them by heart. In my opinion, knowing the state of the matters are helpful in visualizing a particular reaction but even if not given, the problem ...

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