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by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Equilibrium Constants & Calculating Concentrations
Topic: Favors
Replies: 10
Views: 35

Re: Favors

That means the reaction shifts towards the left side, a.k.a. there are more reactants than products.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Units for Pressure
Replies: 37
Views: 787

Re: Units for Pressure

Units were left in atm based off of Lavelle's examples.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Ideal Gases
Topic: Units of Temperature
Replies: 78
Views: 248

Re: Units of Temperature

Kelvin is the SI unit for temperature.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 66

Re: Study Tips

Last quarter going to the UA sessions was really helpful for practice questions and reinforcing topics, especially before exams.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Question about 14B Exams
Replies: 29
Views: 120

Re: Question about 14B Exams

Exams are taken on Friday during your lecture time
by Teti Omilana 1G
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Final Exam Scores
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: Final Exam Scores

Yes, he said by Saturday!
by Teti Omilana 1G
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Changing Study Habits
Replies: 35
Views: 163

Re: Changing Study Habits

I think the most important thing for me will be to watch lectures as they come out, cramming watching lectures only a couple days before the final was very stressful and I ended up rushing to memorize all the information instead of actually learning it. I also want to start going to UA sessions each...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Study music
Replies: 32
Views: 160

Re: Study music

Playing my own music usually results in me singing along or getting distracted, so if I really need to focus I look up any soft instrumental playlist on spotify and just press shuffle. I also have found that bossa nova music really helps me feel relaxed and study better, you could probably find some...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Air Pollution & Acid Rain
Topic: Why does acid rain exist
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Why does acid rain exist

Acid rain can be caused by naturally existing chemicals in the atmosphere, but is primarily caused from the burning of coal or fossil fuels which releases sulfur and nitrogen oxides into the air. These then react with H20 already present in the atmosphere which produces the acidic rain that can be h...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Plans for Relaxing After Finals
Replies: 96
Views: 424

Re: Plans for Relaxing After Finals

Lillian wrote:I'm going to sleep until my organs fail, obviously.

this is the one
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Covalent Character
Replies: 33
Views: 196

Re: Covalent Character

The molecule with the greatest covalent character means the smallest difference in electronegativity between the two elements.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Are all questions on the final multiple choices?
Replies: 29
Views: 140

Re: Are all questions on the final multiple choices?

Yes, they will be the same format as the midterms.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS
Replies: 24
Views: 278

Re: FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS

Not sure if it's all, but I've definitely found that on our midterms some questions were taken verbatim from the textbook so it probably helps to do all the practice problems.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Final Content
Replies: 18
Views: 146

Re: Final Content

Lavelle said that most of the material would be on the quantum world since that's what we spent the most time on. The other material will probably be distributed based on how much time we spent on it as well.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: PUSH THROUGH!!
Replies: 29
Views: 147

Re: PUSH THROUGH!!

Thank you! Good luck to you too :)
by Teti Omilana 1G
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Things to remember for final?
Replies: 20
Views: 137

Re: Things to remember for final?

Memorizing them would be very helpful.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: midterm 2 answers
Replies: 26
Views: 257

midterm 2 answers

Is there somewhere where we can see the correct answers/work for midterm 2?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Grading Scale for Chem14A
Replies: 29
Views: 304

Re: Grading Scale for Chem14A

I'm pretty sure a 50% or higher is passing for this class, and generally a 90-100 is in the A range.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Polar and Nonpolar
Replies: 28
Views: 166

Re: Polar and Nonpolar

You also can draw the lewis structure for the molecule and look for asymmetry. If it is asymmetrical, it's polar and if it's symmetrical it's non- polar.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Final Exam Structure
Replies: 12
Views: 105

Re: Final Exam Structure

Lavelle will probably let us know closer to the exam date. Like Amanda already said the syllabus doesn't specify anything about content distribution, only that it is cumulative.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Homework due date
Replies: 49
Views: 334

Re: Homework due date

The week 7/8 homework is due tonight at 11:59!
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: Lectures through Thanksgiving
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Lectures through Thanksgiving

We do technically have Thursday and Friday off, but like someone said above since we still had lecture posted on Veteran's day we probably will also have the same thing happen on Friday. :/
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Big Sad: Midterm 2
Replies: 86
Views: 846

Re: Big Sad: Midterm 2

I also felt that this midterm was much harder than the 1st, but I think that it'll help to really grind out over the topics you didn't understand from this section over the next couple weeks and hopefully do better on the final, since that takes up a good portion of our grades.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: How to relax after midterms
Replies: 54
Views: 256

Re: How to relax after midterms

I like to watch my favorite shows, sleep in--essentially just do nothing can be the greatest relaxer tbh.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm 2 Scores
Replies: 28
Views: 191

Re: Midterm 2 Scores

Midterm scores should be posted this Wednesday! Assuming it will be released the same time it was for midterm 1.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Finals!
Replies: 43
Views: 325

Re: Finals!

The final is cumulative covering material from the entire quarter.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Class grade
Replies: 18
Views: 132

Re: Class grade

I'm pretty sure you have until week 9 to change your grading to P/NP, so my advice would be to maybe wait until you have a good understanding of where your grade is at in the class before you change it. But make sure to double check your major requirements!
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: 14B and 14BL
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: 14B and 14BL

I have a friend that took this chem series last year, and she took 14b and 14bL in different quarters! so you should be fine they don't have to be taken simultaneously.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Is c always the speed of light?
Replies: 88
Views: 448

Re: Is c always the speed of light?

Yes, the constant c is always going to represent the speed of light in that equation. (c=3x10^8 m/s)
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Midterm 2
Replies: 23
Views: 128

Re: Midterm 2

It's the same amount of time but less calculations, so most likely less time consuming.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: Periodic Table and Equation Sheet
Replies: 11
Views: 62

Re: Periodic Table and Equation Sheet

No, we aren't allowed to have annotations on our sheets during the actual midterm but it helps to annotate on a practice copy to cement them in your head before the exam.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Midterm 2
Replies: 28
Views: 156

Re: Midterm 2

Can someone elaborate on the step-up sessions, I'm kind of confused about what happens in them. Are they worthwhile? Thanks Step-up sessions have been really helpful for me! It's especially useful for understanding the basics before moving on to more complex problems. At each session the UA's have ...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Question for Students about High School Chem
Replies: 25
Views: 122

Re: Question for Students about High School Chem

I also didn't take AP chem in high school, and I find myself in your situation pretty often during lectures. If something is confusing to me, it usually helps to attend TA office hours so I can ask specific questions. And like other people in this thread said, khan academy videos or quick youtube le...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Studying From Home
Replies: 91
Views: 462

Re: Studying From Home

What works best for me is making sure that I separate the places where I study vs where I relax. Personally working in my room is very distracting for me, so if you have an office or extra space in the house that you can work that might help. Another thing I do is using the "downtime" feat...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: midterm
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: midterm

I was also wondering this, should we just go to TA office hours/drop-in sessions and ask on our own or is there a session specifically dedicated to midterm review?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Ionic & Covalent Bonds
Topic: hydrogen
Replies: 19
Views: 227

Re: hydrogen

Hydrogen bonds only occur with N, O, or F because they have to be bonded to a highly electronegative atom. Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Fluorine are the only atoms with a high enough electronegativity for this to occur!
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Science Questions
Topic: Webcams
Replies: 17
Views: 121

Re: Webcams

To avoid spending money, I think most TA's let you use zoom on your phone as long as they can see your whole workspace.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Test Scored for Midterm 1
Replies: 49
Views: 381

Re: Test Scored for Midterm 1

Are results posted for everyone yet? I can't see mine on CCLE.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Memorizing SI Units
Replies: 14
Views: 109

Re: Memorizing SI Units

I don't know if this will help you, but in HS they taught us the mnemonic "King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Monday Night" (kilo, hecto, deka, base, deci, centi, milli, micro, nano) to memorize the order of the SI units.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: How to remember what v is in equations
Replies: 46
Views: 245

Re: How to remember what v is in equations

Like everyone has been saying, the v for frequency is written in cursive and for velocity it is not. If you forget that you can always look at your units: frequency (hz), velocity (m/s).
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Empirical & Molecular Formulas
Topic: Periodic Table and Calculations
Replies: 20
Views: 158

Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Hi, just to go off this question where can we find the list of equations/constants that we need for the exam?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Do I need to do very single textbook question on the syllabus?
Replies: 34
Views: 256

Re: Do I need to do very single textbook question on the syllabus?

How are you guys checking your answers for even # problems?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: How are you guys studying for the midterm?
Replies: 19
Views: 123

Re: How are you guys studying for the midterm?

I also would second doing the homework problems if nothing else, because Lavelle has said those questions will be put on exams. But other than that reviewing the audio-visual modules can help really cement in certain topics, along with doing the UA worksheets from step-up sessions as extra practice.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: Advice for studying
Replies: 92
Views: 2029

Re: Advice for studying

Doing the audio-visual focus topics before watching lecture really helps so that you already have a basic understanding of concepts before he goes over them.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Properties of Light
Topic: Textbook Questions and Midterm
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Textbook Questions and Midterm

Do we only focus on up to 1D on outline 2 or is all of outline 1 also included for the midterm?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Topic: Balancing Chemical Equations
Replies: 11
Views: 104

Re: Balancing Chemical Equations

Like previously stated, the only time a number would apply to both elements is if it's used as a coefficient (e.g. 2CO; C=2, O=2). So in that example since the 4 is only after the O, C=1 and O=4.
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Step-Up Sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: Step-Up Sessions

Thanks for the clarification!
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Respondus
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: Respondus

https://www.respondus.com/lockdown/down ... =228644488
This is the link my TA gave us to download respondus if that's what you were looking for!
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Step-Up Sessions
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Step-Up Sessions

During step-up sessions can we only go through topics from that week or is any question free game?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: Sapling clarification
Replies: 15
Views: 99

Re: Sapling clarification

Sorry just to make sure I have this correct so there is no Sapling HW due tonight?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: How are you studying?
Replies: 203
Views: 1251

Re: How are you studying?

To answer the question from above the extra practice problems besides Sapling are from the book! He gave them to us under the "Outlines" for each unit on the class website and they're also on the syllabus. I'm pretty sure some of those questions are taken straight from the textbook and put...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Avogadro's Constant
Replies: 12
Views: 105

Re: Avogadro's Constant

Here is a short video that helped me on how to use it in case you needed a visual! https://rb.gy/jfzyi9
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Significant Figures
Topic: Sapling HW #4
Replies: 31
Views: 304

Re: Sapling HW #4

I am also a little confused by the previous question! Shouldn't all those trailing zeroes be significant since they change the number entirely or is that not the purpose of sig figs?
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Molecular formula from shape
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Molecular formula from shape

I'm pretty sure if you're just trying to figure out the molecular formula, no they do not hold any significance. Like for example on Question #8 on Sapling, you only have to count how many times each element appears in the molecule to find the molecular formula, which the double bonds have no effect...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Molarity, Solutions, Dilutions
Topic: Sapling HW Number 7
Replies: 12
Views: 127

Re: Sapling HW Number 7

For #7, to first get the mass of CaCl2 I just took the percentage of calcium chloride given and multiplied it by the total mass (0.35*660.4). And because you can assume anything left in the solution would be water, you can then take that mass of CaCl2 you got and subtract it from the total mass to g...
by Teti Omilana 1G
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: SI Units, Unit Conversions
Topic: Showing Unit Conversions in work
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Showing Unit Conversions in work

Not sure if it's necessarily required, but it is definitely very helpful to ensure you don't make any mistakes. And like the previous response said, crossing out units on the top and bottom can be a way of checking your work to make sure you end up with correct units in the end. So you should probab...

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