Periodic Table

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Periodic Table

Postby Ke Huang 2G » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:05 pm

Do we need to memorize both the name and the symbol of elements for the Periodic Table? Will the Periodic Table on the tests provide us the names?

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Tatyana Bonnet 2H » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:22 pm

The periodic table includes the element symbol and atomic weight, I believe we are allowed to have a periodic table out during tests, so you don't need to memorize all the symbols as they are there. It'd be good to start getting familiar with the symbols though as knowing them can help solve problems quicker.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:25 pm

You don't need to memorize the periodic table or equations! You can find the periodic table and equation sheet on the class website.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby JaesalSoma1E » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:10 pm

Dr. Lavelle mentioned in his lecture on 10/05/2020 that we would mainly be focusing on elements, ions and molecules that are found in living organisms. These are included but not limited to carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, etc.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Anirudh Mahadev 1G » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:36 pm

I don't think we would need to memorize the entire periodic table since it will always be provided with it and an equation sheet for quizzes and exams. However, I think it would be handy to memorize the common elements' names, symbols, and atomic masses to speed up calculations. I've memorized the first thirty or so elements and it really helps save time on homework and exams since I don't need to reference back to the periodic table for every question.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby IshanModiDis2L » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:28 pm

Like some have mentioned above, I do not believe that we will need to memorize the entire periodic table as that seems a bit excessive. However, it would be in your favor to memorize at least the symbols of common elements but also the weights of some elements such as the elements of life for time purposes.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Trevor_Ramsey_3H » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:25 pm

Hi,

I believe Dr. Lavelle said in his first lecture that we won't have to memorize the periodic table or any equations this quarter because they will be given. He said the class is mainly to understand concepts, not simply memorize equations or other material similar to that. If you want to know some that we work with a lot such as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, etc. then that might help you perform quicker on assignments or mid-terms!

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Joanne Yuh 3I » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:54 pm

Like what people said above, I think we will be given a periodic table for assignments and exams. But I would recommend knowing some periodic trends and abbreviations of common elements to make it easier to understand compounds and practice problems.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Jalaia Jackson 2G » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:40 pm

Agreeing with the other comments, I don’t think you should be worried about memorizing the table. I do think it is good advice to try and remember some of the most common element’s atomic number and mass just to make it easier during tests, so you won’t have to spend time looking for them.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Edwin Liang 1I » Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:37 pm

I think a periodic table will be given during exams, but understanding certain properties and elements of the table would be beneficial.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Kareena Patel 1G » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:31 pm

There will be a standard periodic table offered for the exams and midterms which you should use to get the right mass to your answers

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Mirren Solomon Discussion 2G » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:36 pm

Most of the replies are not suggesting memorization of the periodic table but it might be able to have a general of idea of where the elements are on the periodic table because of period trends. It may be more efficient on exams to have a general knowledge of where things are just for efficiency reasons!

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Navdha Sharma 3J » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:14 pm

The memorization of the periodic table is not necessary. But, I like to remember the first 20 elements as I find that those are the ones that are often repeated. However, you don't have to remember the masses. I have realized that the more questions I do, I remember the atomic masses of the commonly used elements like C, H, O, N.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Jason Knight - 1F » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:18 pm

Memorizing the periodic table is not required for this course, but I believe becoming familiar with locations and patterns will be helpful moving forward. Dr. Lavelle made a point during one of the lectures that necessary information will be "given" if not explicitly detailed in the problem at hand.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Massimo_Capozza_1G » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:51 pm

Will the Periodic Table we receive on tests and activities have the electronegativity and other more specific details about certain elements?

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Muskaan Abdul-Sattar » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:21 pm

Ke Huang 2G wrote:Do we need to memorize both the name and the symbol of elements for the Periodic Table? Will the Periodic Table on the tests provide us the names?

I don't think we need it memorized, but it will probably be helpful to become familiarized with the Table and know how to interact with it.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby ShinwooKim_3E » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:44 pm

Ke Huang 2G wrote:Do we need to memorize both the name and the symbol of elements for the Periodic Table? Will the Periodic Table on the tests provide us the names?

Not all the elements, but only the important top few rows I think!

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Brian Nguyen 2I » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:25 pm

I think it's just helpful in general to be able to know at least what the symbols for commonly used elements are, but we will definitely be able to use a periodic table. It just helps to know certain symbols and basic molar masses for sake of time during an assessment.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Tanya Nguyen 1B » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:32 pm

Massimo_Capozza_1H wrote:Will the Periodic Table we receive on tests and activities have the electronegativity and other more specific details about certain elements?

I believe we will be receiving a standard periodic table for the test so it will most likely not have the electronegativity or specific details about certain elements, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Juwon Lim 2A » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:20 pm

We are allowed to have periodic tables out for tests/quizzes. The periodic table on Professor Lavelle's site has both symbols and names of each element so you will not need to memorize these. Here's the link: https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/wp-conten ... _IUPAC.pdf

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Michael Sun Dis 3G » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:11 pm

I think it is highly unlikely we would need to memorize all the elements, though it probably would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the more common ones, such as hydrogen(H), oxygen(O), carbon(C), etc.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Katherine_Douglas_1F » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:20 pm

I've always been provided a period table of elements during any exams and quizzes I have taken. It does help a lot, however, to know how the table is organized and the trends that go along with it. Especially during timed exams or if there is a question that asks something about which elements are more likely to react or similar questions.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby MichaelMendozaD1F » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:03 pm

I believe we will be provided a periodic table, or allowed one, for every midterm or exam in Chem 40A :) hope you are well!

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Eunice_Castro_1G » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:07 pm

Hi! I believe the periodic table will be given to us during tests. Hope this helps!

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Brenda Silva 1B » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:25 pm

Mostly likely the periodic table would be given to us during the test but it would be helpful if you know the most common elements and start reviewing the rest of them.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Adam Bustamante 1I » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:17 am

We will be given a periodic table on the exams, though I'm not sure how detailed it will be. It might be useful to familiarize with the groups of elements and where they're located on the periodic table prior to the exam.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Binyu You » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:07 am

I believe we will have the periodic table during tests, so there is no need to worry about memorization. Hopefully.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Jerry_T » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:52 pm

There is a periodic table provided by Sapling under the Resources Tab on the left side of the dashboard screen. I prefer to use ptable.com. You will end up memorizing the molar masses of biologically essential elements eventually as you take more chemistry classes.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Gustavo_Chavez_1K » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:55 pm

I feel as if though it is highly unlikely that we will need to memorize the periodic table, but we will need to understand how to read a periodic table and acknowledge what the different parts of the periodic table (such as the atomic name, atomic number, atomic symbol, and atomic mass) mean.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Katelyn_Ortega_1D » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:01 am

I find it very unlikely that you will have to memorize the entire periodic table. I cannot even memorize all the elements, let alone their molar masses. If you are still unsure, I would memorize the 5 most common elements (e.g. Oxygen, Carbon, etc.)

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Jasraj Parmar 3H » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:10 am

I think we are provided a periodic table for quizzes and exams. You aren’t required to memorize the periodic table only the very basic ones if anything.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Emilie_Paltrinieri_1K » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:00 am

I think the periodic table would be provided. I would recommend becoming familiar with all the information given in the table. For example, atomic mass, type of element, ecc

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Armen_Isayan_2L » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:01 am

Hello! The periodic table should be provided during exams, however, it would be beneficial to learn the different patterns that are present on the periodic table. In turn this will conserve time spent trying to analyze the table for particular questions that you may come across during an exam. Some trends include electronegativity, for instance, electronegativity increases from the left of the periodic table all the way to the right. It would also be beneficial to learn of the different element families found on the periodic table.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Joel Meza 3I » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:26 am

I remember Lavelle mentioning that memorizing the periodic table is unnecessary, but it would be helpful to know the atomic masses of some of the more common elements because it saves you time. You will most likely memorize them over time, so I wouldn't worry about dedicated time to memorize solely the atomic masses.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Kyle Dizon 3A » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:42 pm

I do not think you need to memorize the periodic table. Although, you will probably memorize some of the elements because you constantly use them. Personally, I printed a copy of the periodic table and keep it next to me due to the fact that it is very handy when doing calculations.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby abby hyman » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:47 pm

I believe the periodic table is always provided to you if you need it for exams so memorizing would be unnecessary. It does save time to know the molar masses for some of the commonly used elements though, so you do not have to refer back every time.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby LovepreetSran_3H » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:01 pm

We do not need to memorize the periodic table or equations, Professor Lavelle said that we would be given these for the tests.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Maddie Turk Disc 2J » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:32 pm

Hi! I think Dr. Lavelle said we don't need to memorize. We are mainly working to understand concepts, not simply memorize equations. Knowing ones we work with a lot like oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, etc. might be helpful!

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:02 pm

I believe that the periodic table we will be able to use on the test is given on the class website. None of it has to be memorized since we are able to use the table but I recommend knowing the atomic weight of the most popular elements like C,O,H,K so that it will be faster to calculate during the exam.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Sydney Jensen 3L » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:05 pm

It is not necessary to memorize the atomic numbers and atomic mass for any certain elements, but over time you will find yourself memorizing the atomic masses of the most commonly used elements, such as oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, chlorine, etc.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Kandyce Lance 3E » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:23 pm

This is just a short anecdote but in sophomore year of high school I tried learning the "Periodic Table Song" by ASAP Science and I still haven't learned the full thing. I know up too 104 before it gets to fast and I can't keep up. T-T I hope one day I can do the whole thing.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Anthony_Sandoval_1D » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:58 pm

You do not need to memorize the periodic table but if you still would like to make attempt at it I would recommend getting flashcards and writing the chemical abbreviation with the full name on the other. Testing yourself at the end of every week will ensure that you eventually remember it.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Juliana Rosales 1H » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:16 pm

No, just know how to read it.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby David Y » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:49 pm

We will be given constants, periodic table, and the equations accordingly for the test.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Dane_Beasley_1E » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:56 pm

We will not have to memorize elements on the periodic table. We will given the periodic table on Lavelle's website to use during tests.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Madeline Marron 1I » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:15 pm

We will be printing out the periodic table to use on the Midterm, as well as printing out the equations sheet so we won't have to memorize them.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Jack Kettering 3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:21 pm

We definitely will not be needing to memorize anything regarding the periodic table as we will be able to use one during exams :)

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby 905596651 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:22 pm

You do not need to memorize the elements of the periodic table. I believe if you check the CCLE website, there is the sample periodic table that you will be bringing to the test. It should be all that you would need on the midterm, and there is also a page on Constants as well.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Eric Tam 2D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:37 pm

Is there a breakdown of the types of questions on the midterm exam? How many questions will come from each lesson?

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Mehreen 3I » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:52 pm

Hi! We can print off the periodic table and the equation sheet off the chem website and you do not have to memorize them.

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Re: Periodic Table

Postby Kiara Phillips 3L » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:36 am

No not at all just understand how to read it and you will be just fine!


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