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by David Bui 1C
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: *Haloalkanes
Topic: Priority in Numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Priority in Numbering

So is it true that all functional groups except for halogens have the priority for the lowest numbering?
by David Bui 1C
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Arrhenius Equation, Activation Energies, Catalysts
Topic: Free Energy of Activation vs Activation Energy
Replies: 1
Views: 4357

Re: Free Energy of Activation vs Activation Energy

Can someone please explain the difference between free energy of activation and activation energy? Thanks! Free energy of activation refers to Gibbs free energy. This is what we usually refer to when we are looking at the energy barriers of chemical reactions. Activation energy can be referred to t...
by David Bui 1C
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: *Alkynes
Topic: Alkynes for quiz 3?
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Alkynes for quiz 3?

Is it necessary to worry about alkynes for this upcoming quiz? I do not see any alkynes on the course reader pages that we have been assigned for quiz 3.
by David Bui 1C
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Kinetics vs. Thermodynamics Controlling a Reaction
Topic: Reaction Order
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Reaction Order

For this problem, how was the order calculated? When the NO concentration is doubled, the rate of the reaction 2 NO +O2 -> 2NO2 increases by a factor of 4. When both the O2 and the NO concentrations are doubled, the rate increases by a factor of 8. What are the reactant orders? Answer: (a) Second or...
by David Bui 1C
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: 14.35 Typo?
Replies: 2
Views: 553

14.35 Typo?

For the half reaction of reduction, shouldn't it be (In3+) +(e-) ---->In2+. The solution manual states that it has a 2e-.
by David Bui 1C
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Oxidation vs Reduction
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Oxidation vs Reduction

I just always remember that a half reaction that shows oxidation will always have the electrons to the right side of the equation. Think of it as the separation of electrons from whatever is being oxidized. For reduction, I always think of it as the "reduction" of the charge. The reduction...
by David Bui 1C
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Q reversible
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: Q reversible

What does it mean that enthalpy is able to be reversible? What type of problem would be asked when we are to use the q reversible equation? There will be two types of problems that you will be asked. 1: Irreversible and 2: Isothermal Reversible. Irreversible will be reactions that happen immediatel...
by David Bui 1C
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Standard Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Standard Conditions

All gases are at 1 atm pressure. All gases are pure. The standard state temperature is 25°C (298 K). It is possible to calculate standard state values for other temperatures. So in a way, yes the pressure is constant.
by David Bui 1C
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Reaction Enthalpies (e.g., Using Hess’s Law, Bond Enthalpies, Standard Enthalpies of Formation)
Topic: Standard Enthalpy of Reaction vs. Formation
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Standard Enthalpy of Reaction vs. Formation

Standard enthalpies of formation make up the standard enthalpy of a reaction.
by David Bui 1C
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: work done in irreversible vs reversible process (HW 8.27)
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: work done in irreversible vs reversible process (HW 8.27

Chem_Mod wrote:You are heading to the right direction. Hint for your question, recall the formula of ideal gas PV=nRT

I solved it thanks!
by David Bui 1C
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: work done in irreversible vs reversible process (HW 8.27)
Replies: 2
Views: 508

work done in irreversible vs reversible process (HW 8.27)

Calculate the work for each of the following processes beginning with a gas sample in a piston assembly with T  305 K, P  1.79 atm, and V  4.29 L: (a) irreversible expansion against a constant external pressure of 1.00 atm to a final volume of 6.52 L; (b) isothermal, reversible expansion to a fin...
by David Bui 1C
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Homework Problem 8.21
Replies: 6
Views: 3260

Re: Homework Problem 8.21

should be something like this: heat released = heat absorbed 20 (mass)*0.39 (specific heat of Cu) *(100-T) (change in temperature) = 50.7 (mass)* 1 (specific heat of H2O) *(T-22)(change in temperature) Try to solve for T. I got 32.4 degree Celsius as the final temperature. Thanks you gave me the ri...
by David Bui 1C
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Different Calorimeters
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Different Calorimeters

Does anyone know where I can find a picture of a calorimeter used for constant P calorimetry? Also I'm still confused why the pressure is constant and for the other the volume is constant.[/quote] https://www.google.com/search?q=constant+pressure+calorimeter&rlz=1C1ASRM_enUS556US556&espv=2&a...
by David Bui 1C
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Homework Problem 8.21
Replies: 6
Views: 3260

Homework Problem 8.21

A piece of copper of mass 20.0 g at 100.0 C is placed in a vessel of negligible heat capacity but containing 50.7 g of water at 22.0 C. Calculate the final temperature of the water. Assume that no energy is lost to the surroundings. I am assuming that this has something to do with the equation q=n...
by David Bui 1C
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Formula for sublimation enthalpy
Replies: 3
Views: 10548

Re: Formula for sublimation enthalpy

Don't solids that sublimate directly form vapors and not liquids? How is the enthalpy of fusion found to calculate enthalpy of sublimation? Sublimation is the conversion from a solid to a gas. In the case of water, yes solid directly to a vapor. When Lavelle discussed this in lecture, he explained t...
by David Bui 1C
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Using table 8.2
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Using table 8.2

I am assuming that you are doing problem 39. I think this problem requires you to use the formula q=n(Cs)(Delta T). N stands for the grams,the Cs stands for specific heat capacity, and the Delta T is the change in temperature. Which means you are using the column to the left of table 8.2 for the Cs....
by David Bui 1C
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Chapter 8 Homework Question 8.37
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Chapter 8 Homework Question 8.37

At its boiling point, the vaporization of 0.579 molCH4(l) requires 4.76 kJ of heat. What is the enthalpy of vaporization of methane? -Is it acceptable to use ratios to solve this problem? For example: .579 molCH4/4.76 kJ= 1 molCH4/x. I get the correct answer, but I just want to know if this is the c...

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