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Getting molecular formula from molecule name

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:28 pm
by Sam Smoot 2L
At what point in this course should we know the molecular formulas for different molecules? (i.e. Nitric acid = HNO3)

Re: Getting molecular formula from molecule name  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:33 pm
by David Minasyan 1C
My TA was telling us that we'd probably need to know how to name molecules after the first test. We may go over it in class, but I'm unsure as to when. I guess the sooner you start learning them, the better off you'll be for the next test.

Re: Getting molecular formula from molecule name

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:49 pm
by Christietan3F
From what I remember during lecture, someone asked if we would have to know that information prior to the test but Lavelle said no because we hadn't gone over it in class. So, I'm pretty sure we'll touch on it, but studying it independently is always an option.

Re: Getting molecular formula from molecule name

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:10 pm
by Chem_Mod
It's a good idea to learn common chemical names as early as possible, as they come up frequently throughout the course.