## Derivation of Formulas

Chris Pleman 3E
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### Derivation of Formulas

Will we be expected to derive the formulas we've learned in class on the midterm?

Srbui Azarapetian 2C
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### Re: Derivation of Formulas

I don't think we have to derive them, but we should understand where the equations come from and exactly why and how, conceptually, we can manipulate equations in such ways.

sahajgill
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### Re: Derivation of Formulas

No, we never need to know the derivations, they are just used to help us understand the formulas

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### Re: Derivation of Formulas

Nope but it is helpful in case we need to manipulate one to get another.

Renee Delamater 2H
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### Re: Derivation of Formulas

Last week, my TA said that we may need to know some but these would just be very simple equations we've gone over a lot of times during lecture.

mayapartha_1D
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### Re: Derivation of Formulas

Hi Chris!

We don't need to know the derivations of the formulas, but will be expected to show why we're using certain formulas on the test. For example, with Van't Hoff's equation, it would be useful to put both of the equations that we are using.