Question about final answers on tests

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Question about final answers on tests

Postby Nikki Razal 1L » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:26 pm

Does anyone know if we have to write (aq), (l), (s), or (g) in the chemical equations of final answers for tests or homework in order to get full credit?/Do we lose points for not identifying the different states an element or compound is in?

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Lauren Haight 1E » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:08 pm

I would assume that because Dr. Lavelle has been using this state notation in his notes and it is present in homework problems, he would want us to do the same on homework and tests. From experience in high school chemistry classes, it was required for us to do this in order to receive full credit on problems. I would say to do this because it is good chemistry practice and it follows the format presented in lecture notes as well as the homework.

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Charlotte Coplon 1K » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:18 pm

You could ask him or the TAs before the test to be sure, but just in case I would include the state in chemical equations, since he has put such an emphasis on them in class. Better safe than sorry on the first test!

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:39 pm

Hi! I went to office hours and he would like for us to specify what state each element/compound is in. He did not say it was totally necessary, but to be safe I would specify.

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Angela Prince 1J » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:42 pm

Hi! Going off the first question, since we should write the state of the element/compound, do you think he will give us what state each element is in words in the question or are we expected to know?

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Victoria Li 1L » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:45 pm

I think it's a good idea to include them if you can! My TA mentioned that they sometimes take off points if you don't.

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:05 am

Usually, it should say "gaseous" or "solid" before the name of the compound to help indicate what state we should write in the equation.

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:25 am

My TA said that we should add them! Dr. Lavelle told them they can take points off for leaving them out. It should be stated in the question where it is easy to determine which state the element is in!

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Re: Question about final answers on tests

Postby Nikki Razal 1L » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:07 am

thank you so much!!


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