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by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Curve
Replies: 9
Views: 67

Re: Curve

Sadhana_Dicussion_4A wrote:If you score 250/500 points overall, you will automatically get a C-. If you score more than that, there is no curve and your science corresponds with the matching letter grade.


Thank you for clearing that up for me! There have been a lot of mixed comments.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study websites besides quizlet
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Study websites besides quizlet

cram.com has the option to make study flashcards as well
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study tips
Replies: 7
Views: 20

Re: Study tips

I would suggest to just make sure you understand any topics you previously struggled with.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Final tips
Replies: 19
Views: 99

Re: Final tips

I would say to try to go as many peer learning sessions as you can, that'll help you understand new material better.
by Patricia Cardenas
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Naming
Topic: Memorizing
Replies: 9
Views: 39

Re: Memorizing

Yes, I believe we do
by Patricia Cardenas
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: Class wed 11/27
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: Class wed 11/27

505106414 wrote:Can someone explain what pOH is in a little bit more detail?


pOH is a measure of hydroxide ion (OH-) concentration and is used to determine the alkalinity of a solution
by Patricia Cardenas
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Practice Final
Replies: 17
Views: 165

Re: Practice Final

I know review sessions this week will go over past final questions and if you search "marshmallow" you will find past exam questions.
by Patricia Cardenas
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Lewis Acids & Bases
Topic: Acidic or Basic
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Acidic or Basic

Lavelle mentioned most soaps and cleaning solutions are basic and other acidic things include lemon or vinegar.
by Patricia Cardenas
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Properties & Structures of Inorganic & Organic Acids
Topic: Today's lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Today's lecture

We went over the relative strengths of acids, Salts as acids and bases, and Ions as bases.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Naming
Topic: Naming
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Naming

Generally, I know ligands are named before the metal ions.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Sigma and Pi bonds
Replies: 13
Views: 48

Re: Sigma and Pi bonds

I agree with my peers, you just draw the double bond regularly and label one sigma and one pi.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 7726
Views: 1045084

Re: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here

All the good chemistry jokes Argon.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: final exam
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: final exam

Lavelle has information about the final on his webpage.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Pneumonic devices for trends
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Pneumonic devices for trends

What helped me identify periodic trends was marking my own periodic table every chance I could to ensure I really knew the main trends.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: test 2
Replies: 8
Views: 39

Re: test 2

It should be worth 50 points according to the syllabus.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Chem 14B
Replies: 10
Views: 57

Re: Chem 14B

I'm taking it next quarter as well.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Curve?
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Curve?

i was confused about this as well, I had assumed based off the syllabus a 50% would be a C-
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: What will Test 2 be on?
Replies: 8
Views: 35

Re: What will Test 2 be on?

I would focus on everything we have covered after the midterm including VSEPR models.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Test 2 Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 71

Re: Test 2 Topics

My TA said it was not cumulative, so everything we have covered after the midterm.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Midterms
Replies: 7
Views: 50

Re: Midterms

Kendra Barreras 3E wrote:I believe the next test happening on week 8 will have everything from the second part of 2d to the information we get to right before the next test.


Yes, from what I know that is correct.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Midterm Average
Replies: 12
Views: 118

Re: Midterm Average

Does anyone know if the midterm will be curved?
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Midterm Grades
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Midterm Grades

I was going to ask too, let me know if anyone finds out please.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final Jitters
Replies: 90
Views: 19212

Re: Final Jitters

The best thing to do is just prepare as much as you can, and remind yourself that you've done your best. Testing anxiety is the worst, so whenever I get too stressed about it, I just give myself a couple of seconds to stress, and then limit the amount of time I spend worrying over each problem, so ...
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final Jitters
Replies: 90
Views: 19212

Re: Final Jitters

I would say to just talk yourself through a process that calms you down step by step. Make sure you are prepared with your materials beforehand to alleviate stress.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Bond Lengths & Energies
Topic: test 2
Replies: 16
Views: 66

Re: test 2

does anyone know what topics test 2 will cover?
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Electronegativity
Topic: size
Replies: 8
Views: 22

Re: size

From left to right across a period of elements, electronegativity increases.From top to bottom down a group, electronegativity decreases.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Sig figs on midterm
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Sig figs on midterm

Yes, we should base them off the question.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Resonance structures
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Resonance structures

Does anyone have tips on how to start drawing the structures?
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Midterm
Replies: 17
Views: 137

Re: Midterm

On Lavelle's website he has posted what the midterm will cover under "Midterm Review Sessions and Rooms"
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Resonance structures
Replies: 15
Views: 63

Re: Resonance structures

Does anyone have advice on how to start drawing lewis structures/resonance structures?
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm Format
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: Midterm Format

The midterm will be Wednesday, November 6th from 6-8 pm. As for the format, I'd recommend looking at past exams. Is there a location set for the day of the test or will we be most likely taking it with our TA in a different room? The location of the midterm is posted on Lavelle's website under the ...
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Electrons
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Electrons

It means its moving to a higher orbital level.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm Format
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: Midterm Format

The midterm will be Wednesday, November 6th from 6-8 pm. As for the format, I'd recommend looking at past exams.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Week 5 Homework
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Week 5 Homework

I would say to do chemical bonds!
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study Tips
Replies: 58
Views: 429

Re: Study Tips

I'm on the same page, I also need some good review and I've been using youtube as extra learning.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: Video Modules
Replies: 11
Views: 76

Re: Video Modules

I don't think so, but they would be very helpful!
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm
Replies: 11
Views: 87

Re: Midterm

The midterm is Wednesday, November 6th from 6-8 pm. It will be cumulative.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Reading the textbook [ENDORSED]
Replies: 132
Views: 75882

Re: Reading the textbook [ENDORSED]

I also find it intimidating to read the textbook for review, I find one way to motivate yourself to do so is to read a page then look up videos on that subject to make sure you understand it, and then continue reading.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Midterm
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Midterm

Yes, the midterm is cumulative. I would also recommend reviewing homework problems and asking for old midterms to solve as practice.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Midterm Topics Covered
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Midterm Topics Covered

I'd assume everything we have covered is fair game for the midterm.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Einstein Equation
Topic: Final Grade
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Re: Final Grade

From the syllabus, we know the class is curved but it can only end up helping you. 50% or higher will be a C.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study Group Fall 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 524

Re: Study Group Fall 2019

I am interested! Thanks for the idea
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Rusty on High School Chem [ENDORSED]
Replies: 168
Views: 101609

Re: Rusty on High School Chem [ENDORSED]

I haven't done chem since sophomore year of highschool as well but I think Lavelle plans for that and that's why so many opportunities for tutoring are available to us. We just have to take advantage.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Best Sessions
Replies: 12
Views: 58

Re: Best Sessions

I agree, going to step-up sessions is helpful. As well as TA office hours, AAP Peer learning, or learning from online modules.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: How to check how many points I have this week for posting on Chemistry Community?
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: How to check how many points I have this week for posting on Chemistry Community?

I think if you make sure you have 5 posts a week before the deadline, you should have your full points
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Limiting Reactant Calculations
Topic: Reviewing High School Chem Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 56

Re: Reviewing High School Chem Tips

I would look on Lavelle's website! He has links to review topics and practice questions.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Next Week's Test 1
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Next Week's Test 1

I believe you lose a point if your answer is not in the correct sig fig format. However, since your TA creates the test, the leniency on sig figs varies.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Formatting homework
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Formatting homework

For me, I clearly label the hwk problem and just solve the question. My header has my name, ID, and discussion section.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Accuracy, Precision, Mole, Other Definitions
Topic: Homework for Week 2
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Homework for Week 2

Does anyone know what day our homework is due this week (10/7-10/11)? I can't remember if it's due on our discussion section or Friday.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: Advice for Test 1
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: Advice for Test 1

I'd also recommend watching review videos from youtube on any topics you might not understand fully.
by Patricia Cardenas
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Sig Fig Test Importance
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Sig Fig Test Importance

Yes, in my discussion section our TA confirmed that for our test answers to questions must be in sig figs.

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