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by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Grading of Tests
Replies: 15
Views: 63

Re: Grading of Tests

I believe they do give partial credit thus write down as much as you can even if its wrong you should still be able to get some points if you follow the correct steps.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: homework for week 4
Replies: 9
Views: 31

Re: homework for week 4

Do hw problems from the thermochemistry section to turn in for week 4!
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Midterms
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Midterms

I think the midterm will cover everything we have learned up to it thus know everything from the first test as well.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: Exothermic reaction
Replies: 15
Views: 31

Re: Exothermic reaction

if the reaction is exothermic, then decreasing the temp will shift it to products.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Fall Quarter Final?
Replies: 8
Views: 26

Re: Fall Quarter Final?

I think that you will still be able to pick them up go check soon though.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: 50 post grade
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: 50 post grade

you should post 5 posts a week to be on the safe side but they might just check at the end to see if you've posted 50 times not quite sure.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final Jitters
Replies: 97
Views: 19991

Re: Final Jitters

I have test anxiety when it comes to chem, I suggest just breathing and doing problems you are confident on and then moving onto ones that are challenging I find this to be very helpful.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Test 1 [ENDORSED]
Replies: 13
Views: 86

Re: Test 1 [ENDORSED]

test 1 will take place in your week 3 discussion section and it will cover the first two units chemical equilibrium and acids and bases
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Grading
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Grading

They just check to make sure you've posted 5 times a week to get full credit.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: HW 2
Replies: 7
Views: 26

Re: HW 2

yes you can do another 5 questions from the equilibrium section for the hw this week
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Study Guide Test One
Replies: 17
Views: 85

Re: Study Guide Test One

there is no study guide, however the hw is a good idea of what to expect for test questions
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Hw for next week
Replies: 19
Views: 59

Re: Hw for next week

It will be okay to do the equilibrium hw as he is barely gonna go over acids and bases starting next week, as mentioned in lecture.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: Test 1
Replies: 6
Views: 25

Re: Test 1

No, we still have another week, Test 1 will take place in week 3 discussion section.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Peer Learning Sessions in Young Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Peer Learning Sessions in Young Hall

He hasn't specified when the peer learning sessions in young hall will be but the ones in Covel have already begun I believe.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: The Laws
Replies: 7
Views: 26

Re: The Laws

We only need to know what Lavel teaches us, in which case so far, PV=nRT.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Q>K
Replies: 9
Views: 24

Re: Q>K

Q will be greater than K when the ratio of products to reactants is bigger.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 14
Views: 95

Re: Difficulty

I have never taken chem before and so this class is honestly my hardest class because it is hard for me to learn chem. But ive heard chem 14b shouldn't be as bad since its a continuation. For people who have taken chem before ive heard its a breeze.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Studying for the Final [ENDORSED]
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Studying for the Final [ENDORSED]

I will be studying by going over the main concepts of the year and then doing most of the hw problems as these are the best practice there is but also it would be a good idea to attend review sessions.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Past exams
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Past exams

Yes at the test bank center in students activities office there are past finals you just have to return one of your tests to get one.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Final Exam Location
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: Final Exam Location

Dr. Lavel will email out the room designations this week for the final.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Final [ENDORSED]
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Final [ENDORSED]

Lyndon mentioned today that this practice final will be in chemistry community under the word marshmallow
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Grades
Replies: 15
Views: 132

Re: Grades

Yes that is correct, you only need 250 points to pass the class with a C-
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: test taking nervousness
Replies: 19
Views: 152

Re: test taking nervousness

This happens to me as well, the questions are sometimes a bit confusing to me and I automatically start to panic and get nervous. I try to do the ones I do know and come back to the hard ones after.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Acidity & Basicity Constants and The Conjugate Seesaw
Topic: What to know for the final
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: What to know for the final

Because they are not assigned they will most likely not be on the final I wouldn't look at those sections.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Naming
Topic: Solutions Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Solutions Manual

The answers start on page 442 of the solutions manual.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final Review Sessions
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Final Review Sessions

The final review sessions are now loaded on his website, lyndons review session is Friday December 6 at 6:30
by Yailin Romo 4G
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Lavelle's Lecture Review Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Lavelle's Lecture Review Questions

yes he will be doing the exact same problems for each of his classes
by Yailin Romo 4G
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Chem BL
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: Chem BL

You can take it the same time as 14b but it didn't let me enroll in it since a pre-req is having a grade in chem 14a.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Test 2
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Test 2

you have to memorize them, all that will be provided is an equation sheet.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Final
Replies: 10
Views: 105

Re: Final

The final is cumulative so everything we have learned from the beginning but im guessing a good portion of it will be on stuff we learned after as we have not been tested on it yet.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Chemitry Series
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Chemitry Series

Some people have said 14a is the easiest and it gets worse from there especially when starting organic chemistry but for me 14a has been the hardest because I have never taken chem before.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Time Management Tips in Test
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: Time Management Tips in Test

I also have trouble with timing on chem tests but what I try to do is if I am stuck on one I skip it and move onto ones I know I can get points on and then come back and try the ones I don't know at the end.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Test 2 Study Worksheets
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Test 2 Study Worksheets

its from 6-8 with lyndon he has the best worksheets.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study Tips
Replies: 58
Views: 819

Re: Study Tips

What most people have told me is to learn using the solutions manual and go from there if you cant exactly focus on all the material in the book.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: Test 2 Topics
Replies: 40
Views: 364

Re: Test 2 Topics

test covers material not covered on the midterm and up to Mondays lecture.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Class Grading
Replies: 36
Views: 496

Re: Class Grading

It's not curved but if you are worried about passing then you only need half the points so 250/500 to pass the class.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Class Grading
Replies: 36
Views: 496

Re: Class Grading

It's not curved but if you are worried about passing then you only need half the points so 250/500 to pass the class.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final Exam
Replies: 10
Views: 68

Re: Final Exam

Yes, the final exam will cover all material starting from the beginning of the quarter.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

What did one titration say to one another? Let's meet at the endpoint.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

What is the most important chemistry rule? Never lick the spoon
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

What element is a girls best friend? Carbon
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

What should you do with a dead chemist? Barium!
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

did you hear oxygen went on a date with potassium? it went OK
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Test 2
Replies: 20
Views: 141

Re: Test 2

I also would like to know what material exactly will be covered but it should only be material covered after the midterm.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Midterm grades
Replies: 26
Views: 246

Re: Midterm grades

Dr. Lavell stated that the midterm grades will be given Wednesday during the class times.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Class Grading
Replies: 36
Views: 496

Re: Class Grading

it says on the syllabus that to pass the class you only need half the points thus 250 out of the total possible points in the class which is 500
by Yailin Romo 4G
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:13 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: Test 2
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: Test 2

test two will be during your discussion section in week 8 which is next week
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Period Trends
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Period Trends

The atomic radius trend is also important, where it increases down a group and decreases across a period.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Topic: radicals
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: radicals

Radicals are compounds with an odd number of electrons.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: topics covered
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: topics covered

All material up to focus 2d is fair game on the final.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Minimize formal charge of whole molecule?
Replies: 7
Views: 35

Re: Minimize formal charge of whole molecule?

The goal is to get the atoms in their most stable state, thus the goal is to get the formal charges of the atoms as close to 0 as possible.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: Midterm

The midterm covers all material up to focus 2d, thus this includes the high school review materials as well.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: strength of bonds
Replies: 11
Views: 109

Re: strength of bonds

I'm not quite sure if there is a value that we use to determine bond strength I think just remembering that as the number of bonds increase, so does its strength so the strongest bonds are triple bonds>double bonds>single bond with single bonds being the weakest.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Cation
Replies: 23
Views: 171

Re: Cation

An easy way to remember the difference between a cation and a anion is how anion has an "n" in it I relate that to its negative charge and then the cation is positive from that inference. This happens from anions gaining elections making them more negative, and cations losing electrons mak...
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Summary of Periodic Trends
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Summary of Periodic Trends

Thank you for this helpful summary of periodic trends, what I would add to that table is which elements (metals, nonmetals) differ with their affinity and how their ionization energy differs as well.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Reading the textbook [ENDORSED]
Replies: 132
Views: 77118

Re: Reading the textbook [ENDORSED]

I find it most helpful when I Read the textbook because it has detailed explanations of how to carry out out the problems along with examples, steps, and answers. Yes, it is overwhelming at time but what I try to do is learn or read one section per day so I dont stress about having to read and learn...
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: *Particle in a Box
Topic: TEST 2
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: TEST 2

Test 2 will be administered during your discussion section in week 8, it will also be 50 minutes long.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: What are the units of hertz
Replies: 41
Views: 235

Re: What are the units of hertz

The units for hertz is one cycle per second.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Calculator Question
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Calculator Question

I would ask your ta I dont think it should matter if they don't specifically ask for the answer to be in scientific notation.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: Constant Question
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Constant Question

It might not make that big of a difference and my ta has stressed again and again that as long as your answer is close enough to the actual answer it shouldn't be counted as wrong.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Advice from a Medical Student [ENDORSED]
Replies: 155
Views: 86093

Re: Advice from a Medical Student [ENDORSED]

Thank you so much for this, I am currently a second year pre med student and am stressed OUT about doing well in classes, becoming involved to get into a good medical school.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: Advice for studying
Replies: 58
Views: 506

Re: Advice for studying

What I do is to do the assigned hw problems ahead of time, that way when he is going over how to do them in class I already know what is going on and take notes on things I might have had trouble doing in the homework.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

The optimist sees the glass half full.
The pessimist sees the glass half empty.
The chemist sees the glass completely full, half in the liquid state, and half in the vapor state.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

What did the scientist say when he found 2 isotopes of helium?

HeHe
by Yailin Romo 4G
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

Did you hear oxygen went on a date with potassium?

It went OK
by Yailin Romo 4G
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

What do you do with a sick chemist?

If you cant helium, and you can't curium, then you might as well barium.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7770
Views: 1072722

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

did you know that you can cool yourself to -237.15C and still be OK?
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Solution problem
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Solution problem

When finding molarity, you would use the molar amount of solute as the numerator because the volume of the solution is the denominator in that equation.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Percent or theoretical yield
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Percent or theoretical yield

An easy way to remember it is that the "theoretical" yield is exactly what it sounds like its theoretical as in that is the amt you would get if nothing went wrong in the experiment and everything was conserved instead of losing some to error. Percent yield, is the fraction of the theoreti...
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: Strategies for Balancing Chemical Equations
Replies: 12
Views: 84

Re: Strategies for Balancing Chemical Equations

I always begin with looking at the subscripts and then balancing the corresponding elements on the opposite side of the formula as I know it has to have at "least" that many as well
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Accuracy, Precision, Mole, Other Definitions
Topic: Accuracy v Precision
Replies: 11
Views: 104

Re: Accuracy v Precision

A good way to see the differences between accuracy and precision is to refer back to the picture of accuracy v precision that he had on his lecture slides, it really helps to distinguish between the two visually.
by Yailin Romo 4G
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: When is Test #1?
Replies: 9
Views: 101

Re: When is Test #1?

Test #1 is during your discussion section, of week 2 so if its early in the week be sure to start preparing!

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