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Test 1 and Future Tests

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 pm
by Brianna Brockman 1F
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."

Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:36 pm
by nolansheow3G
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.

Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:03 pm
by Karina Jiayu Xu 4E
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.

Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:31 pm
by Jeannine 1I
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.

Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:02 pm
by Ariel Cheng 2I
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.

Re: Test 1 and Future Tests

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:47 am
by Phil Timoteo 1K
I would say to just show as much work as you can