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by AnkitaNair1E
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: *Alkenes
Topic: Z and E
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Z and E

Thank you for pointing out my error. I fixed my explanation so hopefully it will better help students understand.
by AnkitaNair1E
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: *Alkenes
Topic: Z and E
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Z and E

And here's a version of E 1-bromo-2chlorethene. 4575447.png Notice how the Bromine and Chlorine are on opposite sides of the double bond? i.e.:Chlorine is above the carbons and Bromine is below. This would be a version of "E" or a molecule where the heaviest molecules are on different side...
by AnkitaNair1E
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: *Alkenes
Topic: Z and E
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Z and E

Hi Leornardo! So I think it's important to distinguish that there is a slight difference between cis and trans and a Z and E molecule. Yes, both are used to establish whether molecules are on the same or opposite side, but we use cis/trans in our class to distinguish hydrocarbon chains and we use Z ...
by AnkitaNair1E
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: *Alkanes and Substituted Alkanes (Staggered, Eclipsed, Gauche, Anti, Newman Projections)
Topic: Torsional Strain [ENDORSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Torsional Strain [ENDORSED]

Hi! So torsional strain happens when a molecule in a the stable staggered form becomes eclipsed because of collisions. When a molecule becomes eclipsed, the hydrogens end up becoming closer to each other. (see the two diagrams of ethane. Notice how the two hydrogens are closer together on the eclips...
by AnkitaNair1E
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle
Replies: 225
Views: 102129

Re: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

So I guess I'll go first: Dr. Lavelle, Thank you so much for making chemistry super interesting this quarter. I'd previously learned about thermodynamics and rate mechanisms in high school, but it wasn't until this class that I began to really understand and enjoy the material. I'm grateful for all ...
by AnkitaNair1E
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Administrative Questions and Class Announcements
Topic: Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle
Replies: 225
Views: 102129

Saying Thank You to Dr. Lavelle

Hi Everyone,

Since the quarter is almost over and we have just a week of classes left, I thought it might be nice to start a forum on chemistry community where we could express our appreciation for everything Dr. Lavelle has done for us to help us succeed in Chemistry 14B.
by AnkitaNair1E
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: *Cycloalkanes
Topic: Extra Nomenclature Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Extra Nomenclature Practice

Does anyone know how to view the answers to these problems?
by AnkitaNair1E
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: *Cycloalkanes
Topic: Extra Nomenclature Practice
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Extra Nomenclature Practice

Thanks Daniel! This is actually super helpful.
by AnkitaNair1E
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: *Organic Reaction Mechanisms in General
Topic: Approaching Organic Chemistry Problems in the Textbook [ENDORSED]
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Approaching Organic Chemistry Problems in the Textbook [ENDORSED]

As a first time learner of Organic Chemistry, I had some difficulty attempting to solve problems 1-10 in chapter four. Often times, the problems expect you to know organic chemistry terminology we haven't really discussed in class. For example, Question 4.1 A parts B and C ask us to give the hybridi...
by AnkitaNair1E
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: *Enzyme Kinetics
Topic: Quiz #9
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Quiz #9

Hi Melissa, So for #9 they give you four options and we need to find the incorrect one. Let's go through them together. a) When the concentration of the substrate is low, the rate of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction increases with the concentration of the substrate. This one is true because essentially ...
by AnkitaNair1E
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Zero Order Reactions
Topic: Zero Order Classification [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Zero Order Classification [ENDORSED]

Hi Jake, So I think another way to understand what a zero order reaction means is to consider that you may have a reaction where the rate of the reaction doesn't depend on how much reactant you have. In other words, it could depend on another variable like enzymes or catalysts. For example, in our b...
by AnkitaNair1E
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Winter 2014 Midterm Q3C
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Winter 2014 Midterm Q3C

Hi Amy, To answer your question, I think they decided to substitute the delta n value with (77.0408g/18.02g) because that is the change in moles of steam. Essentially what is happening is that as the water gets heated and converts to steam, the steam does work on its surroundings. We know that the w...
by AnkitaNair1E
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Work, Gibbs Free Energy, Cell (Redox) Potentials
Topic: Winter 2014 Midterm: Question 5C
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Winter 2014 Midterm: Question 5C

Question 5C asks you to classify whether G, S, H, s, q, and E are state functions or not. One thing I was curious about was why E (electric potential) is not a state function. Would someone mind telling me why?
by AnkitaNair1E
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Balancing Redox Reactions
Topic: Oxidation [ENDORSED]
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Oxidation [ENDORSED]

Hi Amy! To answer your question, there is a difference between oxidation and reduction as well as oxidizing agents and reducing agents. Oxidation is where a substance loses electrons. For example, in the reaction : H 2 (g) + F 2 (g) --> 2HF(g) Hydrogen is oxidized because it goes from being H 2 to 2...
by AnkitaNair1E
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations
Topic: Heat
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Heat

Hi Novelpreet, I think the best way to figure out how to use the equations you're confused about is to understand what each equation means. The first equation q=C*delta T essentially tells us that we don't need know how much substance is in the reaction (i.e.: we don't need to know the mass or the #...
by AnkitaNair1E
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Calculating Work of Expansion
Topic: Lecture question [ENDORSED]
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Lecture question [ENDORSED]

Hi! So essentially you have a container of an ideal gas with a volume V and a vacuum. (For the most part, you can just ignore the vacuum because its just part of the setup and only thing that happens to the vacuum is that it becomes smaller as the ideal gas expands.) This volume is being held by a e...
by AnkitaNair1E
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Phase Changes & Related Calculations
Topic: Understanding why enthalpy is a state function
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Understanding why enthalpy is a state function

In lecture today, we defined enthalpy as the amount of heat absorbed/released in a system where pressure of constant. Given this definition, I'm still having trouble understanding conceptually why enthalpy is a state function. Could someone clarify this for me?

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