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by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Midterm
Replies: 20
Views: 63

Re: Midterm

The midterm should be 50 mins long and in terms of number of questions, its not determined yet. The first midterm in 14a was pretty short, in which a lot of us finished with like plenty of time to even double check and even had like ten mins left. But I believe it just ranges from test to test. Fing...
by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study Guide - Midterm?
Replies: 14
Views: 53

Re: Study Guide - Midterm?

The outlines themselves are super helpful since you get to narrow down what you should specifically know by the time the midterm comes around, and the textbook problems are also super helpful. The better you get at doing those, the easier the midterm felt (at least for me last quarter.)
by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Periodic Tables on Midterm
Replies: 23
Views: 50

Re: Periodic Tables on Midterm

Yeah, last quarter we were allowed scratch paper and a print out of the periodic table. I just printed the one that Lavelle has on his website and that worked well.
by Meredith2E
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Comfort Movies
Replies: 126
Views: 280

Re: Comfort Movies

Not gonna lie... Legally Blonde is probably my go-to movie. Like that movie hypes me up and it just motivates me because Elle Woods went to Harvard and studied law and kicked [censored] and it's like, if she can do it, then I can make it through college too. And when I heard that they filmed a shot ...
by Meredith2E
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Calculator for exams
Replies: 28
Views: 85

Re: Calculator for exams

Last quarter I used a graphing calculator and it was no problem. If this was like an actual in person midterm, then they usually make your clear the memory on your calculator and show it to the TA who is proctoring, but that would take up too much time when doing it online. But yeah, any calculator ...
by Meredith2E
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: class 1/18/21
Replies: 13
Views: 67

Re: class 1/18/21

I'm pretty sure there still will be a lecture. Last quarter I remember there was a holiday like on a Friday and we still got all three lectures, so it might be the same here since they are recorded so technically you can give yourself Monday off and just watch lecture the next day lol.
by Meredith2E
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm 1
Replies: 24
Views: 129

Re: Midterm 1

Pretty sure Lavelle will send out an email to clarify what we should focus on when reviewing (bless his soul).
by Meredith2E
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chem Community and Sapling Grades
Replies: 25
Views: 66

Re: Chem Community and Sapling Grades

Last quarter we were able to see our scores in MyUcla and they were updated like every other week. So you just had to make sure that you were receiving the correct amount of points. I believe Lavelle would also send like emails to remind us that the scores updated and to check.
by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Sapling Problem: Used non-UCLA email address for previous quarter
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Sapling Problem: Used non-UCLA email address for previous quarter

Yeah, last quarter I would use Sapling by just clicking on the link on Lavelle's cycle website and it would work perfectly (using safari). But I can't do this same this time, so I just switched from safari to chrome and it works perfectly (kinda strange though).
by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Sapling Error - Did Question 10 reset?
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Sapling Error - Did Question 10 reset?

Does anybody know if this glitch has been fixed or if Lavelle has addressed it?
by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Proctored Exam?
Replies: 13
Views: 93

Re: Proctored Exam?

Last quarter we took the exams during our discussion section, so ideally we set up zoom so that the TA can watch us while we do the exam and we used Respondus which is just a browser lockdown. It goes pretty smoothly during the exams, which is very nice. I'm assuming it will be the done the same exc...
by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chemistry Community Quota
Replies: 13
Views: 74

Re: Chemistry Community Quota

The TAs will definitely be tracking your posts starting week one until the end of the quarter and you get credit for completing the 5 per week. So ideally, you should reach the 50 post mark.
by Meredith2E
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chemistry Community Points
Replies: 13
Views: 51

Re: Chemistry Community Points

The chemistry community points don't carry over. It's a new class technically so that means new points and starting from the bottom. Plus, the chemistry community points don't carry over in general.
by Meredith2E
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Finals Study Things
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Finals Study Things

Dude this is so clutch! Thank you!
by Meredith2E
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study music
Replies: 32
Views: 171

Re: Study music

Usually, just to spice up my studying, I go on YouTube and listen to slowed/reverb music since its calmer and I can totally hum along as I do my work.
by Meredith2E
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Final Exam Proctoring Clarification
Replies: 15
Views: 166

Re: Final Exam Proctoring Clarification

Yeah it's going to be just like the final except that when in the zoom with our GAs, there's going to be someone else proctoring so that we get split up and its easier to monitor everyone.
by Meredith2E
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Calculating pH or pOH for Strong & Weak Acids & Bases
Topic: HClO3 - Strong Acid?
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: HClO3 - Strong Acid?

Yeah he didn't call it weak, so I have just been assuming it was a strong acid.
by Meredith2E
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: REMINDERS!
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: REMINDERS!

AHHH LOVE THIS! We all got this, we have to finish strong. Thank you for the reminder!

Everybody remember to eat, sleep, stay hydrated and just take care of yourself (I know we can all get caught up studying and grinding during week 10 and finals week.) Good luck to everybody.
by Meredith2E
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Studying for Final Exam
Replies: 57
Views: 372

Re: Studying for Final Exam

Definitely going to do the textbooks problems since they seem to help me master the concepts more than the sapling hw. But Lavelle has a bunch of review sessions planned which I highly appreciate and will most likely be attending. Besides that, I'm just trying to go over anything and kind of have it...
by Meredith2E
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Evaluations
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Evaluations

Most likely a no. I don't think any professor really offers extra credit for them, just because they're anonymous and there's really no way to keep track if somebody does them or not. But it's really helpful if you fill them out since it helps the professors prepare better for the next quarter.
by Meredith2E
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: Flashcards
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Flashcards

I think flashcards are the way to go, just because they're so easy to make and you can easily quiz yourself and have others quiz you. If you want to get even more creative, maybe make something interactive like a kahoot? I can't think of anything else lol.
by Meredith2E
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: How are you?
Replies: 117
Views: 782

Re: How are you?

This quarter has just been so hectic. But now with finals being literally around the corner, I feel like so much information is being thrown at me so its been a lil rough. Can't wait to finish my last final and just enjoy winter break. We all deserve a break no joke. Hopefully winter quarter is easi...
by Meredith2E
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Naming
Topic: Helpful Videos for Naming
Replies: 22
Views: 125

Re: Helpful Videos for Naming

Bless up! I was really looking for videos that could help me study and these are really clear and easy to understand! Thank you!
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: fall 2020 final
Replies: 17
Views: 189

Re: fall 2020 final

Under test and exam schedule on Dr. Lavelle's website, it says that the final will be on Sunday December 13 from 11:30am – 1pm. There is also an alternative time for international students. Hope this helps! :) Does this mean that since we are taking it between 11:30-1 as a entire class that it'll b...
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: How to study for class
Replies: 30
Views: 177

Re: How to study for class

I try to go by the outline that he has. So based on the topics we’re supposed to be learning or must master, I try to watch videos from youtube that go over them (mostly because i’m a visual learner and most youtube videos just go straight to the point.) When it comes to studying for the midterm, I ...
by Meredith2E
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Topic: Question on Radicals
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: Question on Radicals

That’s a good question, I honestly thought they were the same thing lol... like you can say radical or free radical and mean the same thing but now? Not so sure.
by Meredith2E
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Sapling Week 7-8 #17
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Sapling Week 7-8 #17

^Thats what i had as my third structure and it was correct :)

It’s so tedious doing drawing these on Sapling, definitely not my favorite type of problem lol.
by Meredith2E
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chem 14A Final
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Chem 14A Final

^Yeah I agree with Chesca.

Lavelle hasn’t said anything yet but since finals are quickly approaching, i’m sure he will soon address it to give everybody a chance to accommodate their schedule (in case it conflicts with other things or figuring out the time difference issue).
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Ring structures (Sapling Q17)
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Ring structures (Sapling Q17)

Oh dude same, i skipped this problem. Gonna keep an eye on this post so i can get some help too lol.
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 26
Views: 174

Re: Thanksgiving

It would be a nice break to not have lecture, but who knows, he might make it a short one at least.
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Midterm 2
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Midterm 2

If the grades are posted this week, I’ll pretend I do not see it and enjoy my thanksgiving first lmao.
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: How to relax after midterms
Replies: 54
Views: 262

Re: How to relax after midterms

Usually I treat myself to something, like eat some candy or ice cream and watch a movie in order to relax and just get my mind off of the midterm. If i have nothing due like school wise such as homework or labs, then I try to distract myself by spending time with my family since i usually keep to my...
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: post midterm 2
Replies: 27
Views: 297

Re: post midterm 2

I felt better about this one, in general I felt more confident since I kinda fixed up my study habits. But you bet after that midterm I put on a holiday movie and relaxed :) Make sure to take care of yourself ! (Seriously can't wait for my much needed winter break)
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Grading Scale for Chem14A
Replies: 29
Views: 310

Re: Grading Scale for Chem14A

I'm not exactly sure, I mostly try to estimate my grade based on the points I'm receiving (like getting points for chemistry community, the hw, etc). And then based on how my midterms go, I try to see what range I'm in (like whether I'm passing or not lol). I don't think Lavelle has specifically sa...
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Grading Scale for Chem14A
Replies: 29
Views: 310

Re: Grading Scale for Chem14A

I'm not exactly sure, I mostly try to estimate my grade based on the points I'm receiving (like getting points for chemistry community, the hw, etc). And then based on how my midterms go, I try to see what range I'm in (like whether I'm passing or not lol). I don't think Lavelle has specifically sai...
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Midterm 2
Replies: 19
Views: 191

Re: Midterm 2

The textbook problems definitely come in clutch! If there is any specific topics that I still dont understand, I tend to watch videos (YouTube) since I'm more of a visual learner.
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Trends in The Periodic Table
Topic: Trends on the Period Table
Replies: 8
Views: 69

Re: Trends on the Period Table

My TA mentioned how we should have trends such as ionization energy, electron affinity and atomic radius kinda nailed down (to make it easier on us) and added that we can also tell nonmetallic & metallic character as well (so thats another trend to know if you're a hardcore chemist lol).
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: grade worries
Replies: 110
Views: 1174

Re: grade worries

Usually after seeing a midterm grade, I tend to take a breather/break to focus on myself and not let myself get too anxious about my grade. And then I just focus on lectures and improving my studying habits (its been wayyy harder to study at home that I expected compared to campus). But I've learned...
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Really helpful videos!
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Really helpful videos!

Waittttt this is great! I was literally about to post a question about video recommendations on this! THANK YOU!
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Exercising Our Minds and Bodies
Replies: 103
Views: 516

Re: Exercising Our Minds and Bodies

Jalyn Davis 3J wrote:I like to go on walks and do yoga. My roommate and I also love playing Just Dance on our Wii :)


OMG JUST DANCE! I remember begging for a Wii when I was younger and im so sad that they stopped releasing new just dance games :( But you can always count on just dance for a nice grind/workout lmao.
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: #Questions on Midterm 2
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: #Questions on Midterm 2

Yeah they haven't really been clear with how many questions EXACTLY, but it would be a lovely thanksgiving gift if they would keep the questions to the same amount as the last midterm (HINT HINT @ LAVELLE).
by Meredith2E
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Favorite TV shows
Replies: 178
Views: 883

Re: Favorite TV shows

I'd recommend Money Heist, Criminal Minds, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Legacies. :) If you know a specific type of show that you like, I can come up with more ideas, those are just some recommendations. Dude Criminal Minds is golden (fave character?). That is literally my comfort show, a...
by Meredith2E
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm Scores
Replies: 28
Views: 269

Re: Midterm Scores

Not sure if the midterms will be curved, I think the class did pretty decent overall so they might not adjust anything. Some say that Lavelle adds a couple of points to boost our grades but thats about it.
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Ionic v. Covalent Bonds`
Replies: 10
Views: 59

Re: Ionic v. Covalent Bonds`

Literally the main difference that I remember them by is that ionic bonds mean atoms transfer electrons to one another while covalent bonds share the electrons. One like to give and the others like to play nice and share. (The most basic rundown lol)
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Resonance Structures
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: Resonance Structures

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE HELP! This really does clear it up :)
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Chem community posts
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Chem community posts

Yeah they don't carry over. 5 per week (although if they did carry over, that would've been nice).
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Resonance Structures
Topic: Resonance Structures
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Resonance Structures

Might be an obvious answer, but can anybody explain what is the difference between resonance structure and resonance hybrid?
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Unexpected Result of using Chemistry Communtiy
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Unexpected Result of using Chemistry Communtiy

Literally same, one of the many perks of chemistry community. Literally Lavelle's entire intention when he created this community lol.
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Favorite TV shows
Replies: 178
Views: 883

Re: Favorite TV shows

I'd recommend Money Heist, Criminal Minds, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Legacies. :) If you know a specific type of show that you like, I can come up with more ideas, those are just some recommendations. Dude Criminal Minds is golden (fave character?). That is literally my comfort show, a...
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: London Dispersion Forces
Replies: 5
Views: 19

Re: London Dispersion Forces

Hello! All molecules have London Dispersion forces. These forces are intermolecular, interactions between molecules (intramolecular is within molecules). LDF is the weakest type of intermolecular force. Wait why have I never heard of LDF. Did he go over this or is it just a type of universal chemis...
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Topic: More exceptions to the Octet Guideline?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

More exceptions to the Octet Guideline?

In lecture, Lavelle mentions how radicals are an exception to the octet guideline but I was wondering if that is the only possible exception to the octet guideline?
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: London Dispersion Forces
Replies: 5
Views: 19

London Dispersion Forces

In the Sapling Hw, we have a question that asks which molecules exhibits London Dispersion Forces. Does anybody know what that means or how to determine if a molecule does have such force? I'm guessing this is something that hasn't been covered in lecture yet unless I missed it.

Thank you!
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: missing discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 72

Re: missing discussion

As far as I was concerned, I don't remember being told that discussion was mandatory but that it was recommended since most TAs go over the topics that we covered in lecture. I think if you just missed one discussion you should be fine (that is assuming that it counts towards grades) but double chec...
by Meredith2E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Posts for Chem Community & receiving credit
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Posts for Chem Community & receiving credit

I think just to be safe, have the 20 posts by this Thursday since they are doing a grade update. And then make sure to keep it up and have the total points by the end of the quarter. Better safe than sorry ya know.
by Meredith2E
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Partial Credit for wrong sig figs?
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Partial Credit for wrong sig figs?

Has anybody asked like their TA's or Lavelle about this? Since the midterm is coming up soon.
by Meredith2E
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Partial Credit for wrong sig figs?
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Partial Credit for wrong sig figs?

I mean, they do want us to get it right but I feel like if you're off by a sig fig they cant just not give you credit. Although thats a good question. Some professors are pretty strict on units and stuff.
by Meredith2E
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Einstein Equation
Topic: Equation Sheet
Replies: 15
Views: 132

Re: Equation Sheet

My TA mentioned having access to the equation sheet but I think to be sure, you should try to remember really important equations in case we're not provided with it. I think Lavelle will clearly state whether we are provided with it or not soon since the first midterm is coming up soon.
by Meredith2E
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Inclusive Access
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Inclusive Access

Inclusive access is basically a program that lowers the cost of required course materials. For example, for Physics 5A you're asked whether you want to opt in or opt out. This just means whether you choose to be in the program or would rather not and get your materials for class from a different pla...
by Meredith2E
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Molar Mass Stated in Sapling HW
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Re: Molar Mass Stated in Sapling HW

THANK YOU ALL FOR ANSWERING!!

I ended up sticking with just 110 as the molar mass and just kept in mind the whole “window” thing, and yes @Dominic, I did end up multiplying by 2 in the end when I got the molecular formula.
by Meredith2E
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Molar Mass Stated in Sapling HW
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Molar Mass Stated in Sapling HW

So as I'm going through the Sapling hw, I come across a question where it gives me the molar mass as "110±10 g/mol." I don't know why but this really stumped me and I can't seem to understand what it means. I've never seen molar mass written in that form so if anyone can explain that would...
by Meredith2E
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Group Me Link
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Group Me Link

I do have the groupme for this class, but I was looking for the discussion one. I know a lot of people posted links but I couldnt seem to find one particular to 1C.
by Meredith2E
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Group Me Link
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Group Me Link

This may have been asked before but I couldnt seem to find a group me link for Discussion 1C, so if anybody can link it down that would be nice, thank you!
by Meredith2E
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Office Hours and other Sessions [ENDORSED]
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Office Hours and other Sessions [ENDORSED]

Lavelle offers a bunch of resources, mostly so that we can ask questions since everything is online and recorded. Its fine if you dont have questions lol, maybe something will come to your mind as you listen to what others are asking, or maybe you'll hear someone ask something that you had previousl...
by Meredith2E
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: SI Units in Answer?
Replies: 15
Views: 168

Re: SI Units in Answer?

I think that if the question is asking for you to solve for something specifically like moles, then you use those units. But yeah, overall mostly use the units the question is asking and if not, then SI units would work best. At least that's how I've been doing lol.

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