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by Alexander Vong 3I
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Question 1A on 2011 Final
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Question 1A on 2011 Final

There might be an error. You're right; you should calculate the q needed to raise the temperature to 100oC, the energy needed to vaporize, and the energy released when its cooled back to 25oC. You would only do this when carrying out an entropy of vaporization calculation at a temperature other tha...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: *Cycloalkenes
Topic: parent chain
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: parent chain

To add, the "parent" may not always be a single chain. The parent can be a cycloalkane, cycloalkene, or cycloalkyne if the cyclic chain contains more carbons than the substitutents. For example, a ring with 6 carbons will be called the substituent if it is attached to a propyl. The propyl ...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Arrhenius Equation, Activation Energies, Catalysts
Topic: 15.67 Homework Activation Energies
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: 15.67 Homework Activation Energies

To add, I find it more intuitive to set r, or R, to 8.314 J/K mol and keep x as 125 x 103 J/mol

Of course, the approach described above works too
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Arrhenius Equation, Activation Energies, Catalysts
Topic: Units for a rate constant
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Units for a rate constant

In problem 15.63, the units for the rate constant are L/mol-s. The problem asks to solve for the rate constant at another temperature, given the activation energy.

However, the answer in the back of the book has the units mol/L-s

Why are the units different?

Thank you!
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Arrhenius Equation, Activation Energies, Catalysts
Topic: HW 15.63
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: HW 15.63

One important thing:

Note that the problem gives the temperatures in Celsius, so you would have to convert them to Kelvin.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Second Order Reactions
Topic: ions and reaction orders
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: ions and reaction orders

Yes, anything that is not an intermediate contributes to the order. Intermediates do not show up in the overall reaction.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Second Order Reactions
Topic: Half life of second order reactions
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Half life of second order reactions

To add, the time it takes for the concentration to halve is also not co start in a zero order reaction.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Second Order Reactions
Topic: Activation Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Activation Energy

Also, catalysts lower the activation energy so the reaction happens more easily.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Second Order Reactions
Topic: Rate
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Rate

The rate constant in a second order reaction would be
the slope of the
line of the inverse of the concentration of reactant plotted against time.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Interesting Applications: Rechargeable Batteries (Cell Phones, Notebooks, Cars), Fuel Cells (Space Shuttle), Photovoltaic Cells (Solar Panels), Electrolysis, Rust
Topic: 14.55 How to determine cathode and anode?
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Re: 14.55 How to determine cathode and anode?

Ni is the cathode because it's reduction reaction has a more positive standard reduction potential than SO 4 2- We don't need to change the sign because it is already accounted for when we subtract the cathode potential from the anode potential. If we were to change +1.23V to -1.23V, then we would a...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: 14.119 (aeration of a solution)
Replies: 1
Views: 323

14.119 (aeration of a solution)

Does aeration of a solution mean that oxygen is actually reduced in redox?

I infer that apparently it does, since the solutions manual includes the reduction of water and oxygen gas.

Can someone please validate this?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Calculating Ecell (course reader)
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Calculating Ecell (course reader)

An anode reduction potential in itself is not negative. However, when we calculate the the difference potential of the cell, we subtract the potential of the cathode from the potential of the anode. If we need to balance equations ( in terms of charge), then we flip the sign of the reduction potenti...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Chapter 14 IN-TEXT Example 14.4: Self-Test 14.5A
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Chapter 14 IN-TEXT Example 14.4: Self-Test 14.5A

SubparChemist wrote:
The final answer multiplies both the reduction and oxidation reactions by two, just to eliminate the fraction in the .5H2(g)->H^+ + 1e-



The half-reaction would actually be H2(g) --> 2H+(aq) + 2e-
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Writing cell diagram: figuring out order
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Writing cell diagram: figuring out order

OH- is placed to the left of the Oxygens because it represents the solution that is connected to the salt bridge.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: 14.35 Typo?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: 14.35 Typo?

Actually, it is, in fact, an error. It should be e-, not 2e-.

Chem_Mod verified this.

https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=11410
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Disproportionaction in Aqueous Solution (14.33b)
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Disproportionaction in Aqueous Solution (14.33b)

We calculate the standard Gibbs free energy by adding the standard Gibbs free energies of the
two half reactions,
Tl--> Tl3+ + 3e-
and
Tl+ + e- --> Tl
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: example 14.3 in textbook
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: example 14.3 in textbook

Apparently there are 2 electrons transfered per mol in a Daniell cell. Considering that the battery uses copper and zinc, it would make sense that 2 electrons are transfered, since the reduction half-reaction of Zinc involves the transfer of two electrons, while the half-reaction of copper could inv...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Writing Cell Diagrams
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Writing Cell Diagrams

Platinum is an inert conductor, which basically means it can be used to conduct electricity complete a circuit. The electrons can flow through it. We add inert conductors such as platinum to the design of a battery when there are no conducting electrodes that we can get from the redox equation. Some...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Cell Diagram 14.17 (b)
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Cell Diagram 14.17 (b)

Yes, you are right. Use inert conductors such as platinum if there are no conducting metals already in the electrode.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Balancing redox reactions using other molecules
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Balancing redox reactions using other molecules

For the use of H20, you can use OH and H in problems involving acidic solutions.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Oxidation of C2H2O4
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Oxidation of C2H2O4

The oxidation number of an atom is derived from the bonds it makes from other atoms. An atom's charge is influenced by differences in electronegativity. For example, every C-H bond will decrease the oxidation state by 1, and every carbon bond to a more electronegative element will increase the oxida...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Voltage changing while balancing equations?
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Voltage changing while balancing equations?

Reduction potential is an intensive property, so it does not depend on quantity.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Student Social/Study Group
Topic: Post All Chemistry Jokes Here
Replies: 8195
Views: 1429284

Re: Chemistry Jokes

Learning about equilibrium is easy...

...because nothing changes
by Alexander Vong 3I
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Third Law of Thermodynamics (For a Unique Ground State (W=1): S -> 0 as T -> 0) and Calculations Using Boltzmann Equation for Entropy
Topic: Calculating residual entropy
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Calculating residual entropy

How would one calculate residual entropy, or is residual entropy something that will always be given?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Phase Change Enthalpy
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Phase Change Enthalpy

By enthalpy do you mean the enthalpy of formation? The enthalpy of formation of an element in its standard state is zero, but the enthalpy of vaporization fo a substance is not zero.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Quiz Winter 2014 #11 Finding Final Volume
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Quiz Winter 2014 #11 Finding Final Volume

Work is positive in step 2 because upon returning to the original internal energy, some of the decrease in the internal energy done in step 1 is undone.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Calculating Standard Reaction Entropies (e.g. , Using Standard Molar Entropies)
Topic: 9.83 Homework Problem: using volume to find concentration
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: 983 Homework Problem: using volume to find concentration

This reaction is taking place presumably at standard temperature and pressure, so the pressure is 1 atm and the temperature is 0 degrees Celsius. Assuming the gas has ideal behavior, we can use PV= nRT to find the moles of gas. The pressure is at 1 atm, and the problem provides the volume, You can u...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Reverse vs Forward Reaction
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Reverse vs Forward Reaction

When a substance is in the gas phase, it is more disordered. An increase in entropy favors gases, as with more entropy comes more disorder.

When a substance is below the boiling point, entropy wants to decrease.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature
Topic: Which R to use
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Which R to use

Yes, the R's related to heat capacity and work are all equivalent. You choose which one to use based off of which units you need to accommodate.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Isothermal expansion vs compression
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Isothermal expansion vs compression

Do we use the same equation, Image for both isothermal expansions and compressions? If so, what is the conceptual reasoning behind it?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Environment, Fossil Fuels, Alternative Fuels
Topic: Do alternate fuels create less entropy?
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Do alternate fuels create less entropy?

Are you referring to an increase in entropy of a particular system? An increase compared to current fuels (if so, which fuels)? An increase in entropy is an increase in the number of particles and/or kinetic energy. Biodiesel fuels have a high enthalpy density, while methane has a low enthalpy densi...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Implications of Constant temperature, pressure and volume
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Implications of Constant temperature, pressure and volum

Processes involving constant temperature are also known as isothermal processes. Isothermal processes can mean that heat is put into a system. However, there is no change in internal energy because all of the heat energy is used to do work. Recall the Pressure vs. Volume graph. To calculate the work...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Third Law of Thermodynamics (For a Unique Ground State (W=1): S -> 0 as T -> 0) and Calculations Using Boltzmann Equation for Entropy
Topic: Actual Entropy vs. Boltzmann Entropy
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Actual Entropy vs. Boltzmann Entropy

If the actual entropy is close to the second entropy (the experimental value), it helps us find out how molecules are arranged in a solid. The purpose of the Boltzmann formula is to show that the orientations a molecule can have is related to its entropy. It appears, from looking at example 9.8, tha...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Gibbs Free Energy Definition
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Gibbs Free Energy Definition

Free energy is energy available to do work.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Rate of Entropy Generation
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Rate of Entropy Generation

Keep in mind, heat transfer can change entropy. If heat leaves a system, the entropy decreases. Considering that the entropy of the universe is zero, somewhere else there has to be an entropy change that is positive to balance out the first entropy change.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Rate of Entropy Generation
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Rate of Entropy Generation

Entropy, being a measure of disorder, can change when the reactant undergoes a phase change. If the reactant changes from a gas to a liquid, the entropy decreases, because a substance is more disordered as a gas than as its liquid.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Internal Energy and Temperature
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Internal Energy and Temperature

If you're measuring change in internal energy based off of q when heating a system under constant volume, you would use q=nCvdelta T

Here, if delta T is zero, q is zero and the change in internal energy is zero.
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: different variables
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: different variables

Here's a hypothetical example: A system, defined as a metal pot, is heated with a stove that has an output of 100 joules per second. The pot is heated for 5 seconds. While the pot is heated, it turns out that the pot (the system ) underwent a change in internal energy of +1000 joules. Calculate the ...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: change in enthalpy value
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: change in enthalpy value

But how do you know what the sign of the forward reaction was to begin with? is that dependent on whether the reaction is endothermic or exothermic? Yes, an enthalpy value for a reaction depends on whether it's endo- or exo- thermic. For example, consider the reaction of methane with water vapor. C...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: *Titrations & Titration Calculations
Topic: Half-ing molarities?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Half-ing molarities?

In question 13.35, part f) asks to find the pH at the stoichiometric point. In this exercise, CH 3 COOH is the weak acid with a molarity of 0.1. It's titrated with 0.1 M NaOH. Here the solutions manual, when solving for pH at the equilibrium point, sets the molarity of CH 3 CO 2 - as 0.05 M. Why is ...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals
Topic: Quantum Numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Quantum Numbers

What is the maximum number of electrons in an atom that can these quantum numbers? n=2 m1=1 ms=+1/2 Let's consider that energy level (N) equals 2. Therefore, L can equal 0 and 1. L=0 represents the s-orbital. L=1 represents the p-orbital. For the s-orbital, an electron can have 1 orientation, since...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Conjugate Acids & Bases
Topic: Equilibrium sign or not [ENDORSED]
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Equilibrium sign or not [ENDORSED]

The dissociation of HCL is not a reversible reaction. Therefore, an equilibrium sign may not be appropriate. In theory, an equilibrium sign would be appropriate only if: You have a flask containing HCL and water. HCL was dissociating into H+ and Cl- at a certain rate. Somehow, H+ and Cl- were formin...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Lewis Structures
Topic: 2011 Final Q5B: Lewis Structure
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: 2011 Final Q5B: Lewis Structure

Additionally, the Cl would not be able to fit in, as the S would have a full octet.

But wait...S can break the octet rule...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: *Titrations & Titration Calculations
Topic: 12.23
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: 12.23

But how exactly do we find the final volume ( which is after the stoichiometric point)? The stoichiometric point is when the pH is 7 and the total volume is 10ml, but this is not the final point. Theoretically, more HCL would be added so that the [HCL] = [NaOH], but is there a way to find how much e...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: *Titrations & Titration Calculations
Topic: 12.23
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: 12.23

Would we be required to find the final volume? In this case, is finding the final volume even possible?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: VIDEO: Hybridization and bonding
Replies: 1
Views: 466

VIDEO: Hybridization and bonding

Alexander Vong
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Discussion 1D

I hope this is helpful!

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by Alexander Vong 3I
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Shape, Structure, Coordination Number, Ligands
Topic: Oxygen coordination
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Oxygen coordination

Say a ligand were to consist of a cation and multiple oxygens. If there were oxygens with 2 lone pairs but also oxygens atoms with 3 lone pairs, which oxygen atom would be used for determining the number of coordinate bonds made?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Hybridization
Topic: Writing sp3d2 in the correct order
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Writing sp3d2 in the correct order

Say an atom is surrounded by 6 areas of electron density, and therefore the hybridization is sp3d2. Would the d2 part be written before sp3 or after?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Polarisability of Anions, The Polarizing Power of Cations
Topic: The meaning of "main group metal"
Replies: 1
Views: 470

The meaning of "main group metal"

The term "main group metal" appears on p. 66 of the course reader. To quote: " Main group metal forms cation: loses s and p valence e- (e- configuration of preceding inert-gas atom). p-block element forms anion: gains e- until following noble-gas e- configuration is reached " Do ...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Polarisability of Anions, The Polarizing Power of Cations
Topic: Course reader clarification: -VE
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Course reader clarification: -VE

The abbreviation, "-VE", appears in the course reader several times. Could someone please clarify the meaning of VE? It appears in the following context: (on p.75) An e- pair in a covalent bond may not be equally shared [between two atoms] The atom with the closer e- pair is slightly -VE( ...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)
Topic: Hybridization: Orbitals and shells
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Hybridization: Orbitals and shells

When n=2, and a s orbital and 2 p orbitals are hybridized, is 2sp2 a shell or an orbital?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Bohr Frequency Condition, H-Atom , Atomic Spectroscopy
Topic: Work function equation sign
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Work function equation sign

In the work function equation, can Energy emitted be negative?
by Alexander Vong 3I
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms
Topic: Clarification on the use of noble gases in configurations
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Clarification on the use of noble gases in configurations

Is it more important on say, a quiz, to know how to write an entire electron configuration without using noble gases to denote non-valence electrons, or are we allowed to write just the noble gas core and then the valence electrons? For example, consider calcium. Would it be important to know how to...
by Alexander Vong 3I
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Heisenberg Indeterminacy (Uncertainty) Equation
Topic: Clarification on modeling an atom
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Clarification on modeling an atom

Exercise 1.43 from Chapter 1 asks, "What is the minimum uncertainty in the speed of an electron confined to within a lead atom of diameter 350. pm? Model the atom as a one-dimensional box with a length equal to the diameter of the actual atom." Could someone please clarify what "model...

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