Textbook Reading

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Lauryn Shinno 2H
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Textbook Reading

Postby Lauryn Shinno 2H » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:46 am

For Chapter 2, are there sections I can skip? For example, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity, Inert-Pair Effect, Diagonal Relationships, General Properties of the Elements, etc.

Sydney Tay 2B
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Re: Textbook Reading

Postby Sydney Tay 2B » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:05 pm

If he didn't say to skip those readings in the syllabus I think we need to know those concepts. However, for the upcoming test (test 2) we only need to know the concepts up until orbitals and quantum numbers.

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Re: Textbook Reading

Postby 204765696 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:43 pm

I think it doesn't hurt to read the textbook reading even if we don't have to cause it might be helpful for other concepts we need to know!

Dong Hyun Lee 4E
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Re: Textbook Reading

Postby Dong Hyun Lee 4E » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:10 am

Reading the textbook would not be a bad idea however for this test, I would focus more on the topics we have covered on the test as well as the practice problems we have been assigned so far.

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Re: Textbook Reading

Postby joanneyseung22 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:04 am

I had the same question! For example, in section 2.1, they start talking about the Coulomb potential energy in relation to the Schrodinger equation, which Professor Lavelle said was not necessary to know for this upcoming test. I am confused on what to focus on for this test as well - knowing which sections to focus on would really help!

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