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Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: *Constitutional and Geometric Isomers (cis, Z and trans, E)
Topic: Determining cis, z, trans, or e [ENDORSED]
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

### Determining cis, z, trans, or e[ENDORSED]

Is cis always Z and is trans always E? If not, why?
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Topic: Determining reduction or oxidation
Replies: 4
Views: 789

### Determining reduction or oxidation

How do I know a specific reaction with an ion is more inclined to be strongly oxidizing or strongly reducing? Can I determine that just by the characteristics of the ions in question?
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Arrhenius Equation, Activation Energies, Catalysts
Topic: Slope of Arrhenius Plot [ENDORSED]
Replies: 4
Views: 4280

### Slope of Arrhenius Plot[ENDORSED]

Why is the slope equal to -activation energy/R? How does that make sense with respect to the plot?
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Topic: Drawing the Transition State
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

### Drawing the Transition State

How do you know what the Transition State for the steps of the electrophilic addition reactions look like? Are there any common characteristics between the transition states of all electrophilic addition reactions?
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: *Alkanes and Substituted Alkanes (Staggered, Eclipsed, Gauche, Anti, Newman Projections)
Topic: When to Determine Chair Conformation
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

### When to Determine Chair Conformation

When do you know that the chair, boat, or flip chair is the most table conformation to draw?
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Can someone please explain to me what potential is. Why do we use it in equations and what does it tell us? I want to really understand it at the conceptual level. Explain like I'm 5!
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Question about Gibbs Free Energy
Replies: 1
Views: 354

### Question about Gibbs Free Energy

What exactly is Gibbs Free Energy? I understand its equation, but what is the conceptual relationship between enthalpy, entropy, and temperature to give what we know as Gibbs Free Energy?
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Gibbs Free Energy Concepts and Calculations
Topic: Understanding Gibbs Free Energy Conceptually
Replies: 1
Views: 351

### Understanding Gibbs Free Energy Conceptually

What exactly do the numbers mean when I'm calculating Gibbs Free Energy? I know that it is used to determine the spontaneity of a reaction, but what is it fundamentally as opposed to what it's used for? Why is a negative change in Gibbs free energy spontaneous?
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Question about Calculating the Entropy of Vaporization
Replies: 1
Views: 519

### Question about Calculating the Entropy of Vaporization

According to the textbook, to find the entropy of transition at another temperature other than the normal boiling point, you have to break down the calculation into three steps. For example, to find the entropy of vaporization of water at 25 degrees Celsius and 1 bar, you need to 1) heat the liquid ...
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Concepts & Calculations Using Second Law of Thermodynamics
Topic: Question on Calculating Entropy of Vaporization
Replies: 1
Views: 382

### Question on Calculating Entropy of Vaporization

In example 9.6 when calculating the entropy of vaporization at temperatures other than the normal boiling point, the molar heat capacity at constant pressure for acetone vapor used in the problem is 4R (about 33 J/Kmol). However, when I look up the value in a data table, it is about 75 J/Kmol. I als...
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Question about Heat Capacities at Constant Volume and Constant Pressure [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 443

### Question about Heat Capacities at Constant Volume and Constant Pressure[ENDORSED]

In the book it says that the molar heat capacity of an ideal gas at constant pressure is greater than that at constant volume? Why is that?
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations