Periodic Table and Calculations

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Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby jordanginyard_ » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:12 pm

What is a good calculator to use for chemistry? what's a good periodic table because sometimes I get the problems wrong with the numbers that are used on the periodic table?

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby EnricoArambulo3H » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:14 pm

For the calculator, I use a TI-84, but I've had it for a couple years. I think a good one if you are looking to buy a non-graphing calculator (I heard a lot of chem classes don't let you use graphing) would be the Ti-36x Pro. I was planning on getting that when we go to in person classes. Hope this helps!

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby sophie esherick 3H » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:16 pm

I recommend using the sapling periodic table which should be given in the resources for certain problems. For a calculator, any scientific calculator should be fine (e.g. T1-34 scientific calculator). I personally use a graphing TI-84 CE calculator and I really like using it in chemistry. Hope this helps a bit!

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby emilyyribarren1k » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:54 pm

Are we able to use graphing calculators for the midterm? I heard some TAs are accepting them but I'm not sure if this is true for every section.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby StephanieGrigorian2J » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:57 pm

Are we able to use more scratch paper than just the backs of the periodic table and constants worksheet for the midterm?

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Arnav Saud 2C » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:04 pm

Concerning calculators, you can use a variety of different ones. I personally use TI-84 CE calculator, but desmos also has a scientific calculator you can use.
On Dr. Lavelle's website, he has a periodic table that you can use.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby keely_bales_1f » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:03 pm

emilyyribarren1k wrote:Are we able to use graphing calculators for the midterm? I heard some TAs are accepting them but I'm not sure if this is true for every section.

I am pretty sure if you have a graphing calculator (the TI-84), it is acceptable. My TA said that because the majority of students have that calculator from high school it should be acceptable. But I would definitely ask Lavelle in his office hours tomorrow to make sure it is acceptable and won't be an issue!

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Kaiya_PT_1H » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:27 pm

Arnav Saud 3K wrote:Concerning calculators, you can use a variety of different ones. I personally use TI-84 CE calculator, but desmos also has a scientific calculator you can use.
On Dr. Lavelle's website, he has a periodic table that you can use.


Don't plan to use desmos on the test though! the respondus browser won't let you, so have a regular calculator with you instead of a website or your phone.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Teti Omilana 1G » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:31 pm

Hi, just to go off this question where can we find the list of equations/constants that we need for the exam?

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Fernanda Olvera 3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:41 pm

Teti Omilana 2E wrote:Hi, just to go off this question where can we find the list of equations/constants that we need for the exam?


Hello Teti, I went on his website and found the pdf there. The title of it is "Constants and Equations."

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Lizbeth Garcia 1F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:57 pm

Stephanie Grigorian 2C wrote:Are we able to use more scratch paper than just the backs of the periodic table and constants worksheet for the midterm?

I believe its been said that you can.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Fernanda Olvera 3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:58 pm

In terms of calculators, I have been using an app on my phone as a calculator.
Should I purchase a calculator immediately for the midterm? Or will the lockdown browser still allow me to access a website as a calculator?

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Michelle Magana 2B » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:45 pm

There isn't a restriction on calculators so you're welcome to use any (recommend: a scientific one) and the professors website provides a periodic table. Hope this was helpful !

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby ShinwooKim_3E » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:49 pm

I think the most calculator everyone uses is the TI-84.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Bella Bursulaya 3G » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:50 pm

I have the TI-89 and I really like it! But I also have the TI-84, and it's not my favorite but it gets the job done just as well! I just use a periodic table in a chemistry book. I'm not sure why the numbers you're using would be that off. Hope this helps!

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Gicelle Rubin 1E » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:54 pm

jordanginyard_ wrote:What is a good calculator to use for chemistry? what's a good periodic table because sometimes I get the problems wrong with the numbers that are used on the periodic table?


I currently use the ti-84 just because it's the one calculator I'm familiar with! :)

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Daniela_Martinez_3B » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:06 pm

I think any scientific calculator should be okay. As for the periodic table, I go back and forth between the one professor Lavelle gave us and one that I found online that has more info.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby tholz11 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:19 pm

I recommend a TI-84 calculator and using the periodic table Lavelle provides for us on his website.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby TiffanyBrownfield 2I » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:37 pm

I have a TI-84, it's a pretty good calculator for longer calculations. Also I would recommend using the periodic table he has posted on the chem 14A website, you can't go wrong there.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Katie Phan 1K » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:43 pm

Honestly, any graphing calculator will do. Scientific is fine and all but graphic calculators are better when dealing with so many calculations in chemistry and large numbers.

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Re: Periodic Table and Calculations

Postby Alessia Renna 1D » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:43 pm

I use a graphing calculator and the periodic table from Lavelle's website!


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