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How to write reactions for tests

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:46 pm
by Natalie Nartz 4F
When writing or balancing equations for tests will we be required to include the state of each element? Ex: solid, liquid, gas, aqueous

Re: How to write reactions for tests

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:59 pm
by JasonLiu_2J
The UA at one of the peer discussion sessions said that we most likely will not need to include the states of matter in the balanced equation. However, if all the states of matter for each reactant/product are given (either in an initial unbalanced equation or stated in the wording of the problem), then I think it would be best to include all the states of matter in your final balanced equation.

Re: How to write reactions for tests

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:52 am
by Maya Pakulski 1D
My TA said we should write them, but I also heard from a UA that we probably won't need to, so maybe write them if you know them just to be safe.

Re: How to write reactions for tests

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:49 pm
by Jorge Ramirez_4H
Would the problem be marked as incorrect if we do not include them?

Re: How to write reactions for tests

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:26 am
by EricZhao3G
I don't think he ever mentioned knowing the states so I wouldn't be too worried about including them. Obviously if they're given in the unbalanced chemical equation you should keep it in your work, but in general I don't think we are writing our own chemical equations from the names of chemical compounds yet.

Re: How to write reactions for tests

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:32 am
by AArmellini_1I
You most likely won't but if you know the state it won't hurt you to include it!