## Search found 53 matches

Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: 6.13
Replies: 1
Views: 93

### 6.13

Draw the Lewis structure of boric acid, B(OH)3. (a) Is resonance important for its description? (b) The proton transfer equilibrium for boric acid is given in a footnote to Table 6C.1. In that reaction does boric acid act as a Lewis acid, a Lewis base, or neither? Justify your answer by using Lewis ...
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Acidity & Basicity Constants and The Conjugate Seesaw
Topic: 6d.11f
Replies: 1
Views: 82

### 6d.11f

Decide whether an aqueous solution of each of the follow- ing salts has a pH equal to, greater than, or less than 7.
e) AlCl3?
can someone explain why this is acidic and the chemical equation.
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Air Pollution & Acid Rain
Topic: dirty/clean coal
Replies: 6
Views: 134

### dirty/clean coal

what exactly did we need to know about the difference between clean and dirty coal?
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Acidity & Basicity Constants and The Conjugate Seesaw
Topic: 6C.17
Replies: 1
Views: 38

### 6C.17

Which is the stronger base, the hypobromite ion, BrO2, or morphine, C17H19O3N? Justify your answer.

what are you supposed to be looking for to determine which is the stronger base?
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: 6B.9
Replies: 1
Views: 37

### 6B.9

i'm just checking to make sure i did it right because i think there are some problems with the solutions manual, but for (iv) does:
[H30+] = 5.62x10^-15
[OH-]=1.78
pH=14.25
pOH=.75 ?

also, for (iii), does [OH-] = 5.62 x 10^-14 or -15?
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: 6C. 21
Replies: 1
Views: 28

### 6C. 21

Suggest an explanation for the different strengths of (a) acetic acid and trichloroacetic acid; (b) acetic acid and formic acid.

Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: strong or weak base?
Replies: 13
Views: 183

### strong or weak base?

what are qualities you can identify in a base to know if it's very strong or weak?
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: acid v. base?
Replies: 16
Views: 182

### acid v. base?

How can you tell if something is a lewis acid or base based on the lewis structure?
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Amphoteric Compounds
Topic: 6A. 11
Replies: 3
Views: 56

### 6A. 11

Write the chemical equations of the two proton transfer equilibria that demonstrate the amphiprotic character of (a) HCO 2; (b) HPO4^2- . Identify the conjugate acid–base pairs in each case.

can someone explain how I would start off by doing this?
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Bronsted Acids & Bases
Topic: 6A. 9
Replies: 2
Views: 39

### 6A. 9

Which of the following can be classified as reactions between Brønsted acids and bases? For those that can be so classified, identify the acid and the base. (Hint: It might help to write the net ionic equations.) (a) NHI(aq)1HO(l)SNH(aq)1HO1(aq)1I2(aq) (b) NHI(s)SNH(g)1HI(g) 43 (c) CH3COOH(aq)1NH3(a...
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: final exam
Replies: 9
Views: 159

### Re: final exam

I'm not sure about either, but considering the final is going to be 3 hours instead of 2, probably a few more than the midterm.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: chelating complexes
Replies: 2
Views: 36

### chelating complexes

how can you determine if an isomer is able to for chelating complexes?
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Cisplatin
Replies: 12
Views: 155

### Cisplatin

I'm still not quite sure the concept of cisplatin, like what do we need to know about it? Can someone give me a brief explanation of its importance?
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: 9c.5
Replies: 1
Views: 46

### 9c.5

How do you determine if a ligand can be polydentate?
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Final
Replies: 1
Views: 45

### Re: Final

Yes, I believe the final should include the biological functions of transition metals
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: 2F.5
Replies: 1
Views: 17

### 2F.5

for c. BH4-, where does the one lone pair come from to make the hybridization of B sp3d?
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: 2F.3
Replies: 1
Views: 22

### 2F.3

Can someone explain letter b to me?
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: polar or non polar?
Replies: 7
Views: 170

### polar or non polar?

how can you tell if a molecule is nonpolar or polar based on its lewis structure? or can you only tell from the difference in electronegativity?
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: 2E.21 hw prob (d)
Replies: 1
Views: 21

### 2E.21 hw prob (d)

how do you know the bond angle would be about 107 degrees instead of about (slightly less than) 109.5 degrees?
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: 2E.21 hw prob
Replies: 1
Views: 23

### 2E.21 hw prob

for a. does it matter if, for the lewis structure, the hydrogens are drawn vertically above and below the carbon atoms instead of diagonally like how it is in the book?
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: 2E.11 hw prob
Replies: 1
Views: 26

### 2E.11 hw prob

for d, why would XeO3 not be considered T-shaped instead of trigonal pyramidal?
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: 2E.7 hw prob
Replies: 1
Views: 28

### 2E.7 hw prob

for letter b (how many different OSCI bond angles are there?) I understand what the answer is saying, but I don't get how it answers the question, can someone explain it to me?
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:53 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: dipole moment and intermolecular forces
Replies: 3
Views: 77

### dipole moment and intermolecular forces

how are the two related, how would a dipole moment affect intermolecular forces?
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:50 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: 3F.11 hw prob
Replies: 1
Views: 18

### 3F.11 hw prob

Which of the following molecules are likely to form hydrogen bonds: (a) PH3; (b) HBr; (c) C2H4; (d) HNO2?

what should i be looking at first to answer this?
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:47 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: 3F.3 hw prob
Replies: 1
Views: 24

### 3F.3 hw prob

For which of the following molecules will dipole–dipole interactions be important: (a) CH4; (b) CH3Cl; (c) CH2Cl2; (d) CHCl3; (e) CCl4?

what am i supposed to be looking at when determining this?
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:43 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: 3F.1 hw prob
Replies: 1
Views: 17

### 3F.1 hw prob

Identify the types of attractive intermolecular interactions that might arise between molecules of each of the following substances: (a) NH2OH; (b) CBr4; (c) H2SeO4; (d) SO2.

i'm not sure what to really look at first when finding the different types...
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:40 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: London vs. dipole-induced-dipole interaction
Replies: 3
Views: 30

### London vs. dipole-induced-dipole interaction

I still don't quite understand the difference between the two, can someone explain it to me?
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: 2c. 3
Replies: 1
Views: 40

### 2c. 3

Can someone explain parts a and b for me? I just don't understand conceptually
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: ionic vs. covalent
Replies: 7
Views: 78

### ionic vs. covalent

how would you show that a molecule is ionically bonded or covalently bonded through a lewis structure?
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: 2b. 23
Replies: 2
Views: 41

### 2b. 23

when it asks which structure most likely to, what does it mean? "most likely to...?" I know which it's the one where the formal charges are closest to zero but what exactly and i trying to find?
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: topics covered
Replies: 3
Views: 53

### topics covered

for the material that's covered on the midterm, is it everything in chemical bonds too? or does it only go up to a certain point in chem bonds?
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: 2B. 9
Replies: 3
Views: 40

### 2B. 9

for part b, why are p and k3 separated instead of bonded together?
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Resonance structure
Replies: 4
Views: 58

### Resonance structure

Can someone explain to me how to even get the resonance structure from a lewis structure? for example, NH4+, what is it supposed to look like?
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: 1D. 13
Replies: 1
Views: 36

### 1D. 13

I just don't understand how to go about c.

"How many values of ml are allowed for an electron in a 3p subshell?"
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: 1.D 25
Replies: 1
Views: 34

### 1.D 25

Can someone explain just c and d?
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: 1D. 23
Replies: 1
Views: 39

### 1D. 23

How many orbitals can have the following quantum numbersinanatom:(a) n=2,l=1;(b)n=4,l=2,ml=-2; (c)n=2;(d)n=3,l=2,ml = +1?

How would you go about doing this?
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: 1D. 17 prob
Replies: 2
Views: 44

### 1D. 17 prob

I'm just need some clarification because I think I understand but I'm not sure. is the magnetic quantum # for each orbital basically the + and - values of whatever l is and 0?
For example: is 5f values -3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2,+3 because l=3?
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: 1D. 11 prob
Replies: 3
Views: 48

### 1D. 11 prob

Is this something you just have to know, how do you know how many orbitals are present when l = a certain number?
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: determining types of orbitals (?)
Replies: 4
Views: 69

### determining types of orbitals (?)

i was kind of confused from friday's lecture but, for example, how do you get that Carbon is 1s^2 2s^2 2p^2 or that Sc is 3d^1 4s^2?
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Frequencies
Replies: 7
Views: 181

### Re: Frequencies

we'll probably have to know the more used ones like from microwaves to x-rays...
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: HW 1B #27
Replies: 2
Views: 50

### HW 1B #27

so the speed is + or - 5 m/s so how do you know to multiply the mass (8.00 kg) by 10 instead of just 5 m/s?
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: 1B.7 HW prob
Replies: 3
Views: 58

### 1B.7 HW prob

for parts b and c where do you find out that to convert the atoms to joules it's a multiplication of 3.37x10^-19? I can't find that conversion anywhere...
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: 1B.9 HW prob
Replies: 2
Views: 40

### 1B.9 HW prob

I peeked at the solutions manual and was confused where the 64 J came from to find the number of protons. I found the 4.733 x 10^-19 J/photon^-1 but how do you know to divide 64 J by it? also, just for clarification, when you find the amount of moles, is Avogadro's number used because photons are ac...
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: HW 1.A #11
Replies: 4
Views: 71

### HW 1.A #11

Not sure what the question is even asking... I understand what the answer is saying but I don't understand the question (?) if anyone knows what I mean...
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: HW 1.A #9
Replies: 3
Views: 58

### HW 1.A #9

I matched up the right radiation to each event but I only figured out the 3.3 x 10^-19 J to microwaves because of process of elimination... does it need to be converted to Hz or nm for me to see that it goes with microwaves?
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: M.11 hw prob
Replies: 1
Views: 85

### M.11 hw prob

thought I knew how to start this problem, looked at the solutions manual and was very wrong. How do you know to start looking for the mass of oxygen from the first reaction if it's asking for the limiting reactant of the second formation (P4O10)? Are you even supposed to do anything with the P4O10? ...
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: M.9 hw prob
Replies: 4
Views: 91

### M.9 hw prob

I've worked out most of the problem, but when I look at the solutions manual, I'm confused where they got the mole ratio of 2 mol NaOH over 1 mol Cu(NO3)2? so when you're finding them oles of NaOH required to react with .04 mol Cu(NO3)2 in part B, how do you know there's 2 mols of NaOH? also is some...
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Homework problem M.5
Replies: 1
Views: 64

### Homework problem M.5

Solve this exercise without using a calculator. The reaction 6 ClO2(g) 1 2 BrF3(l) -> 6 ClO2F(s) 1 Br2(l) is carried out with 12 mol ClO2 and 5 mol BrF3. (a) Identify the excess reactant. (b) Estimate how many moles of each product will be produced and how many moles of the excess reactant will rema...
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Empirical & Molecular Formulas
Topic: Homework problem E3 [ENDORSED]
Replies: 1
Views: 70

### Homework problem E3[ENDORSED]

Not really sure where to even start for the problem, but would you use the formula n=m/M and the m would be = to the 70 g.mol-1 and replace the M with the atomic mass of gallium, then multiply by Avogadro's number to the find the number of moles and then do something similar for finding the amount o...
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: E21b. Sig Figs
Replies: 5
Views: 134

### Re: E21b. Sig Figs

I'm also confused by this, but it may have to do with the work that's done for the problem? so when you divide the 25.92 x 10^-3 by 20.01 mol and get 1.30 x 10^-3 the answer for this part (1.30 x 10^-3) has 3 sig figs, which is the least amount of sig figs in part, so this might be why the final ans...
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Empirical & Molecular Formulas
Topic: Homework Problem E9 Part B [ENDORSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 120

### Re: Homework Problem E9 Part B[ENDORSED]

the formula unit is basically the empirical formula, so it's the lowest whole number ratio of ions in an ionic compound.
we divide 5.15 by the total mass of Epsom salts because of the formula of finding the number of moles, n=m/M, then, in this case, you multiply by Avogadro's number.
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Answer is a little off?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

### Answer is a little off?

Would it be fine if my final answer is off by a little? my rounding gets mixed up in the middle when I do problems and I end up with an answer that's a thousandth/hundredth of a number too high/low... For example in the problem F1, the mass I get for hydrogen ends up as 10.58% but the answer says it...
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Sig figs confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 159

### Sig figs confusion

I'm having trouble determining how many sig figs should be in my final answer and there aren't any numbers in the problem to tell me the least amount of sig figs to use. For example, in F5, I rounded the percentages to 4 sig figs but the answers have either 4 or 5 sig figs... is it just a trial and ...