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How to understand the questions correctly

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:45 pm
by May Xiao 1H
Hi,

I'm doing the questions on the book and get a little confused by some FAQ. So I want to ask is my statement below is true:
-When the question ask "amount": it's asking the moles
-When the question ask "number": it's asking number of objects (N)
-When the question ask "weight": it's asking molar mass (M)
?

Thx for the ones that would like to answer~

Re: How to understand the questions correctly

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:58 pm
by Chem_Mod
I think it really depends on the question. On the test we will make this very clear. However, I think sometimes when a question asks for "amount" it can sometimes be asking for grams (i.e. in yield questions), and weight may also sometimes refer to grams. If you have any specific examples you can share them here.

Re: How to understand the questions correctly

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:52 pm
by Ava Kjos 1D
In general I think those statements are true. Most of the questions should clearly state what form they want the answer with, and I'm sure it will be very clear on the test.

Re: How to understand the questions correctly

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:58 pm
by Ethan Yi 1K
On the test, the questions will most likely specify what units they want the answer in. And if they tell you to to find for example "mass" without units, I assume we should use the base SI units?