Test 1 and Future Tests

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Brianna Brockman 1F
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Test 1 and Future Tests

Postby Brianna Brockman 1F » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 pm

So for balancing chemical equations, how much work is required to be shown to get credit? Because the way I was taught to solve them in high school is kinda like doing Soduku puzzles and I basicaclly do it all in my head. I wouldn't even know where to begin with "Showing my work."

nolansheow3G
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Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Postby nolansheow3G » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:36 pm

Honestly, I don't think there's any way to show your work for those questions. Maybe just show all your attempts, but even then it gets messy (since we're using pen). I doubt the TA's will care, and if they do - I'm screwed because I didn't show my work ... I just put my final answer.

Karina Jiayu Xu 4E
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Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Postby Karina Jiayu Xu 4E » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Anton said to always write all the steps out so if your final answer is incorrect, he can still trace back and give you partial points.

Jeannine 1I
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Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Postby Jeannine 1I » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:31 pm

What I end up doing to show my work for balancing equations, is count the number of moles on each side and write them out. For example, if there are 12 total carbon atoms on both sides, I'd write C: 12 on each side! I hoped it would show them that I checked my work.

Ariel Cheng 2I
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Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Postby Ariel Cheng 2I » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:02 pm

Maybe you could try balancing in steps one element at a time just in case a mistake is made so you can receive partial credit.

Phil Timoteo 1K
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Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Postby Phil Timoteo 1K » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:47 am

I would say to just show as much work as you can


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