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Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Reaction Mechanisms, Reaction Profiles
Topic: rate constant
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: rate constant

Rate constant is affected by temperature and activation energy in the equation. Catalysts lower the activation energy and speed up the reaction.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Reaction Mechanisms, Reaction Profiles
Topic: Identifying Catalysts and intermediates
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Identifying Catalysts and intermediates

Intermediates will first be formed as a product and then used up as a reactant while catalyst will first be used as a reactant and then show up a product.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: First Order Reactions
Topic: Determining Order
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Determining Order

You can also look at units of the rate constant if it is given and be able to tell what the order is.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: First Order Reactions
Topic: Replacing Ln
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Replacing Ln

Yes you can use either equation with the log or the ln because the conversion between them is part of the equation, so you should get the same answer.
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Rate Laws
Topic: Rate limiting step
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: Rate limiting step

It is the slowest step of the reaction, since the other steps are much faster, it determines the rate of the overall reaction.
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Appications of the Nernst Equation (e.g., Concentration Cells, Non-Standard Cell Potentials, Calculating Equilibrium Constants and pH)
Topic: concentration cells
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: concentration cells

In a concentration cells both the anode and cathode side contain the same species, but with different concentrations. Also the E naught of the cell is zero.
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Redox Table
Replies: 6
Views: 54

Re: Redox Table

If you already flip the value for the oxidation part of the reaction, then you just have to add them, or you can subtract the cathode from the anode for both reduction values. Either way it is the same, but it can get confusing.
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Work max
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Work max

Delta G gives the best case scenario, so it shows the maximum amount of work that could be done. I do not think there are any exceptions.
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Cell Diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Cell Diagrams

You only add a solid (usually Pt) to whichever side, if any, does not already have one. If the reaction for each side already contains a solid, do not add one.
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Kinetics vs. Thermodynamics Controlling a Reaction
Topic: Instantaneous Rate
Replies: 13
Views: 159

Re: Instantaneous Rate

The rate is high as the reaction begins because there are more reactants, as the concentration of reactants decreases, the rate decreases.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: N value
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: N value

You have to balance the reduction and oxidation half reactions and then see how many electrons are added in order to balance the charges. The number of electrons is the n value.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: n value
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: n value

You have to balance the oxidation and reduction half reactions, and see how many electrons you have to add in order to balance it. That number is n.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Acidic and Basic Reactions
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Acidic and Basic Reactions

You add H20 to balance the oxygens in both types of reaction. Use H+ to balance the hydrogens in an acidic solution and OH- to balance hydrogens in a basic solution.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Cell Diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Cell Diagrams

I think that is correct, and you use commas to separate different species that have the same phase.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Cell Notation
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Cell Notation

H2O is a solvent so it is not important to include in the cell diagram because it is assumed that you have an abundance of it.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Reducing Agent
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Reducing Agent

Yes, because for something to be a reducing agent it has to give away an electron to another species, which ends up reducing it, and vice for oxidizing agents.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: Difference
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Difference

This delta G is based off of knowing the delta H and delta S.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: State
Replies: 5
Views: 39

Re: State

It is usually given in the problem or the equation unless it is something obvious like oxygen gas.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Cell Diagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Cell Diagrams

Platinum can be used to transfer electrons if there is no other conducting solid.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Potential Difference
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Potential Difference

Potential difference is the energy in volts needed to change an electrical charge.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Test 2 Topics
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Test 2 Topics

Test 2 includes the end of outline 4 and all of outline 5 (Electrochemistry) which I think will be covered during week 8.
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Reduced/Oxidized
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Reduced/Oxidized

You would have to balance the charges of all the molecules in the equation and see which ones lose electrons making the oxidized and which ones gain electrons making them reduced.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: oxidation number
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: oxidation number

You have to check the known charges of the ions and make sure that they balance out for the entire equation.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Rules for oxidation numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: Rules for oxidation numbers

Ions have a different number of electrons and protons, so they will have a charge depending on that difference.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Van't Hoff Equation
Topic: Van't Hoff Equation
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Van't Hoff Equation

This equation can be used to calculate the equilibrium constant when the temperature and delta G are known. This helps to compare K at different temperatures.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Van't Hoff Equation
Topic: T1 and T2
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: T1 and T2

This equation lets you solve for K at different temperatures, so it can show you the change in the equilibrium constant between T1 and T2.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Van't Hoff Equation
Topic: Van't Hoff Equation
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Van't Hoff Equation

This equation lets you solve for K if you have delta G and the temperature. It can also be used to calculate K at a different temperature if delta H is known by setting delta G equal to delta H minus T delta S.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Van't Hoff Equation
Topic: Equilibrium Constant
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Equilibrium Constant

If delta G is zero then that means the reaction is at equilibrium. So Q must be equal to the equilibrium constant K.
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Why do we split equations?
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: Why do we split equations?

It makes it easier to understand which atoms are losing electrons and which are gaining electrons in the reaction.
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Sudden expansion represents irreversible reactions while a gradual expansion represents a reversible expansion because of the small gradual expansion that allows for the most work to happen.
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using First Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Heat capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Heat capacity

Monoatomic particles have a heat capacity of 3/2 R. For liner molecules it is 5/2 R because there are more possible positions for the molecule.
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature
Topic: Entropy Surroundings
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Entropy Surroundings

The change in temperature would be when there is no heat or pressure.
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Calculating Standard Reaction Entropies (e.g. , Using Standard Molar Entropies)
Topic: Standard reaction enthalpy
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Standard reaction enthalpy

You can use either, both are correct it just depends on what is given.
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Difference between Cv and Cp?
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Difference between Cv and Cp?

Cv is 3/2 R and is used under constant volume and Cp is 5/2 R and is used under constant pressure.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Calorimeters
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: Calorimeters

It only matters if it is a bomb calorimeters instead of a regular calorimeter.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Hess's Law
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Hess's Law

You have to make sure all of the products and reactants cancel out by flipping some of the equations and changing the sign. Then you can add all the enthalpies.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Forming bonds
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Forming bonds

Forming bonds is exothermic because it releases energy, while breaking bonds requires an input of energy so it is endothermic.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: thermochemistry equations
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: thermochemistry equations

Most of them are on the constants sheet and are given during the test.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: qp = ΔH?
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: qp = ΔH?

This is true when the pressure is constant.
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Delta H and U
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Delta H and U

H stands for enthalpy and U is for internal energy.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Hess's Law
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Hess's Law

Enthalpy is a state function, meaning that only the beginning and endpoints matter, not the path taken or the intermediate values. For this reason enthalpy is additive.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Temp. of sample
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Temp. of sample

The energy is being used to change the state of matter for that period of time instead of to increase the temperature.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: State Function
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: State Function

Enthalpy is additive because only the end value matters, not the actual pathway taken, no those values can be added.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Test 1
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Test 1

I think we might get them back in discussions next, but it might be later.
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: ∆H
Replies: 17
Views: 132

Re: ∆H

I think that it is, unless you know whether the reaction releases energy or requires it.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Ideal gas law and [P]/[R]
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Ideal gas law and [P]/[R]

You use it to convert between pressure and concentration since concentration is (n/V).
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Using PV=nRT
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: Using PV=nRT

Yes you can use it find find pressure if you have the molarity (n/V) or vice versa.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: exothermic/endothermic rxns
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: exothermic/endothermic rxns

Exothermic reactions release energy, so energy is basically one of the products. Endothermic reactions require energy so energy is a reactant. So when you increase energy it favors the other side.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: lewis structure
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: lewis structure

I think you needs to understand how the protons or electron pairs are transferred, but you do not actually have to draw it.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 83

Re: temperature

Temperature is the only thing that affects the equilibrium constant, so it changes the value of k.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: pKa and pKb
Replies: 17
Views: 203

Re: pKa and pKb

These are just logarithmic versions of Ka and Kb, their relationship is that they add up to 14.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: Partial Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Partial Pressure

I don't think you could calculate that without being given the temperature.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient
Topic: The concept of Gibbs Free Energy
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: The concept of Gibbs Free Energy

Gibbs free energy can help determine whether a reaction release or requires energy. I think this will be important later in the class but not much for this unit.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Applying Le Chatelier's Principle to Changes in Chemical & Physical Conditions
Topic: pressure and volume
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: pressure and volume

Pressure and volume have an inverse relationship. When a gas is condenses into a smaller space the pressure increases, and when the gas has more space the pressure decreases.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Concentration
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Concentration

You do use units for concentration, but not the equilibrium constant because the units of products over reactants cancel out.
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: ICE tables
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: ICE tables

An ICE table has three rows in which you list the Initial molar concentration, Change in molar concentration, and Equilibrium molar concentration for all of the products and reactants. It can be used to determine the concentration of the equilibrium mixture.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Naming
Topic: Abbreviations
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Abbreviations

I think all of these abbreviations are okay for the final.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Naming
Topic: bis- tris- tetrakis-
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: bis- tris- tetrakis-

You use these prefixes any time it is polydentate, so you would use it for oxalato, en, dien, and edta.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Naming
Topic: Ferrate and Cuprate? [ENDORSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Ferrate and Cuprate?[ENDORSED]

If the complex is negative you have to add -ate to the end of the metal. The only exception is iron and copper, which change to ferrate and cuprate.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Coordination Compounds
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Coordination Compounds

I think you need to memorize all of the ones given on the list in his website.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Polydentate
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Polydentate

Polydentate just means that it bonds at more than one site, hexadentate says the actual number of bonds it can make. Both are correct though.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Hemoglobin
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Hemoglobin

Four myoglobin create a hemoglobin, and each myoglobin can carry one oxygen. So total 4 can be carried by a hemoglobin.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Hydrogen Bonding sites
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Hydrogen Bonding sites

Any hydrogen attached to a F, O , or N , and any lone pairs on those atoms can make hydrogen bonds.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Biological Examples
Topic: Cisplatin
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Cisplatin

The chlorines are on the same side and bind to DNA twice, which stops cell division.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: *Molecular Orbital Theory (Bond Order, Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism)
Topic: sigma bond
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: sigma bond

A sigma bond is a bond between two orbitals (s and s, s and p, etc) where they overlap end to end and can rotate.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: *Molecular Orbital Theory (Bond Order, Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism)
Topic: Fundamentals
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Fundamentals

I am not sure but I don't think we need to know bond order.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: *Molecular Orbital Theory (Bond Order, Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism)
Topic: Content of the final
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Content of the final

I don't think molecular orbital theory or bond order will be on it.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: *Molecular Orbital Theory (Bond Order, Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism)
Topic: Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism

What is the difference between diamagnetism and paramagnetism?
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Hybridization
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Hybridization

I think that's all. You just need to memorize the hybrid orbitals.
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Hybridization and Orbital Shape
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Hybridization and Orbital Shape

Hybridization of two orbitals changes the shape because they combine to share electrons and become a different shape.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Specific Naming Question
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Specific Naming Question

If it asks for the shape, then you have to say see-saw. If it asks for the electron geometry as well then it is trigonal bipyramid.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Bent vs linear
Replies: 56
Views: 1140

Re: Bent vs linear

A bent molecule has a lone pair which pushes the other atoms away from it, causing a bent shape.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: *Molecular Orbital Theory (Bond Order, Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism)
Topic: sigma bond
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: sigma bond

A sigma bond means that the orbitals overlap end to end. Sigma bonds also allow for rotation.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Dipole Moment?
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Dipole Moment?

If the molecule has symmetry then the dipole moments likely will cancel out and make the overall molecule nonpolar.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Single Electron Orbitals
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Single Electron Orbitals

Single electrons can still form a bond.
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Sigma and Pi bonds
Replies: 13
Views: 132

Re: Sigma and Pi bonds

You just have to label one as a sigma bond and one a pi bond if its a double bond. If it is triple then one sigma and two pi.
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: Polarizability
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Polarizability

Polarizability increases with size and negative charge. So larger anions have the highest polarizability.
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: Lone pairs
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Lone pairs

Lone pairs are usually located in a place where they form fewer bond angles with other atoms. So in the See Saw shape they are located on the equatorial plane where they only interact with 2 bonds.
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: 3F5 a
Replies: 2
Views: 45

3F5 a

Suggest, giving reasons, which substance in each of the following pairs is likely to have the higher normal melting point

Why is the melting point of NaCl higher that HCL?
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Repulsion strength and Bond Angles
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: Repulsion strength and Bond Angles

Yes, the lone pair repels the other bonds, causing the bond angle between them to be slightly less than what is expected.
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Yes, a radical with a single electron is still considered a domain for the electron geometry.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Instantaneous Dipole
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Instantaneous Dipole

What is an instantaneous dipole and how do you identify it?
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Hydrogen Bonding
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Hydrogen Bonding

They are the strongest intermolecular bonds but no stronger than ionic or covalent bonds.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: dipole
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: dipole

A molecule has a dipole moment if it has a partial negative a positive charge due to uneven sharing or electrons.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Polarisability of Anions, The Polarizing Power of Cations
Topic: Polairzability characteristics
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Polairzability characteristics

It is harder to break the bonds in a more polarizable atom and covert it to a liquid or gas.
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Polarisability of Anions, The Polarizing Power of Cations
Topic: Polarizability
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Polarizability

Polarizability increases toward Francium (like atomic radius) while polarizing power increases toward Fluorine (like elecronegativity)
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: Formal Charge
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Formal Charge

Do you have to calculate formal charges for every lewis structure you draw, or only if it is specified in the question.
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Showing resonance
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Showing resonance

You can use the solid and dashed lines or you can draw all of the possible lewis structures and explain that the resonance is a hybrid of all of them.
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Replies: 6
Views: 98

I think you can usually tell it is a radical if there is an odd number of valence electrons.
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Formal Charge and Oxidation Numbers
Topic: formal charge
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: formal charge

Another way to think about it is FC= valence electrons - (number of lone pair electrons + number of bonds)
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Polarizability
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Polarizability

How much of polarizability do we need to know for the midterm? Thanks!
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Dipole Moments
Topic: Dipole Moments
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Dipole Moments

How do you determine if there is a dipole moment, and what exactly causes it?
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Topic: octet exceptions
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: octet exceptions

It also helps to know that exceptions are in the third period because they can fill their d orbital with electrons as well.
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Octet
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: Octet

Atoms like P, S, and Cl also can be an exception because they can accommodate more than 8 valence electrons.
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Ionization Energy
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Ionization Energy

Ionization energy is always positive because you need energy to remove the electron. Second ionization energy is higher because the charge difference between the positive nucleus and the electrons is greater, so it is even more difficult to remove another electron.
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Bond Lengths
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Bond Lengths

The resonance structure is a blend of the different possible lewis structures of a molecule. The bond lengths of the resonance structure will all be the same and will be somewhere between the lengths of all the possible bonds.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Paired & Parallel Electrons
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Paired & Parallel Electrons

Parallel electrons have the same spin and will have the same sign for the spin magnetic quantum number while paired electrons have opposite spins so one will have a negative spin magnetic QN will the other will be positive.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Electron Configuration Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Electron Configuration Rules

Why is the electron configuration for Chromium [Ar] 3d5 4s1? Can someone please explain the exceptions to electron configuration rules?
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Quantum Numbers and The H-Atom
Topic: Quantum Number
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Quantum Number

Yes I think you need to know them for the s, p, d, and f orbitals.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Quantum Numbers and The H-Atom
Topic: Spin Quantum Number
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Spin Quantum Number

What is the difference between an atom having a positive spin quantum number versus a negative one?