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for test 1

Postby bellaha4F » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:49 pm

should we know the definitions verbatim of accuracy, precision, mole, etc. for the test?

Kyle Thorin
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Re: for test 1

Postby Kyle Thorin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:52 pm

You should have a general understanding of what these terms mean, but you won't have to know them verbatim for the test. Understanding these terms also means you know how to apply them in a given question.

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Re: for test 1

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:05 pm

I don't think he will ask for the exact definition of these but he will want us to understand the concept when it is applied to a chemical reaction of some sort.

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Re: for test 1

Postby Danielle Goldwirth 3F » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:10 pm

I think the idea of accuracy and precision was emphasized to better understand measurements in an actual lab environment. So the bullseye target diagram of accuracy and precision is most likely not something we would be tested on, and it is instead building our knowledge of measuring things in a lab.

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Re: for test 1

Postby Andreas Krumbein 1L » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:25 pm

I think that you should know the definitions, regardless if they area going to be on the test. However, I think that understanding the concepts well enough to describe them in your own words should suffice if you need to define them for a test, which as other people have said, probably won't happen.

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Re: for test 1

Postby 805504360 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:28 pm

I agree with the previous posts. I don't think we will be specifically asked about those terms during the tests. I think the reason why he wanted us to learn it was so we know what they mean when they're mentioned in labs or in our reading.

Kathy_Li_3J
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Re: for test 1

Postby Kathy_Li_3J » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:49 pm

Hi! I believe Dr. Lavelle has emphasized that we should try to be learning to apply our knowledge rather than just memorization, so I would just suggest for you to have a general understanding.

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Re: for test 1

Postby rita_debbaneh3D » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:02 pm

hello! I think this is the kind of situation in which you wont' necessarily be asked to define them on the test, but it's imperative to have a grasp on them. Much of the Fundamentals and related questions rely on these principles. I think it would be a good rule of thumb to memorize the constants like Avogrado's number although I'm not sure if this is mandatory.

Susan Chamling 1F
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Re: for test 1

Postby Susan Chamling 1F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:02 pm

I think it would definitely be helpful to understand these concepts, as we will probably have to identify their meanings and different applications in future chem classes. Furthermore, these terms are often used in lab settings, so it would be better to understand what it means when your data is accurate versus precise.

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Postby Eve Gross-Sable 2B » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:27 pm

Definitely just an application thing, but i don't think there would be a question where you'd have to differentiate between definitions or anything like that.

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Re: for test 1

Postby Melanie Krahn 1C » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:29 pm

Hello! I'm not sure if we'll be asked these questions specifically but I'm sure it would be a good idea to have a conceptual understanding of the definitions as Dr. Lavelle has mentioned he will be putting conceptual questions on this midterm.

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Re: for test 1

Postby Eve Gross-Sable 2B » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:31 pm

Definitely just an application thing, but i don't think there would be a question where you'd have to differentiate between definitions or anything like that.

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Re: for test 1

Postby AHUNT_1A » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:42 pm

Hello, I don't think we need to know the verbatim just the concept and application on how they are used with the equations.

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Re: for test 1

Postby Dane_Beasley_1E » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:03 pm

I don't believe that we will be asked a question about the definition of those words exactly. However, it will probably be useful to know what these words mean because they could be used in a question on the test.

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Re: for test 1

Postby LovepreetSran_2B » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:11 pm

I don't think we need to know the definition word for word, but rather we should understand the concepts and how to apply them.


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