Test 1

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Test 1

Postby 904914037 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:05 pm

For Test 1, should we know how to do a majority if not all of the problems for each of the assigned fundamental chapters, or will we be prepared enough by knowing how to do only the assigned questions listed in Outline 1?

Cynthia Gong 1L
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Re: Test 1

Postby Cynthia Gong 1L » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:06 pm

I think it will be sufficient if you do all the recommended problems since that gives you a good overview of all the different types of problem situations.

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Re: Test 1

Postby Jorge Ramirez_4H » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:54 pm

For test 1 should we study concepts or will it be all calculation based?

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Re: Test 1

Postby Ariel Davydov 1C » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:39 pm

Studying the concepts will definitely help in being able to complete the calculations, but I feel the majority of questions will be calculation-based.

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Re: Test 1

Postby britthanul234 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:54 pm

I think it would be safe for you to know how to solve all of the homework problems assigned.

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Re: Test 1

Postby kim 2I » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:30 pm

For extra practice, you could do the examples that are embedded in the readings of the fundamental chapters. However, the listed problems on Outline 1 should be sufficient to prepare you for the test. My TA said that there will be around 7 calculation-based problems for us to answer, so concepts might not be your number one priority.

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Re: Test 1

Postby 904914037 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 pm

Thank you so much for the help, I appreciate it!!

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Re: Test 1

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:21 am

For Test 1, since it is only 7 questions, it is best to understand the methodology behind solving problems like molarity and dilution, limiting reactant problems, balancing equations, mass % composition, empirical vs molecular formulas, and theoretical yield and percent yield. As long as you know which methods to apply to these types of questions, you should be able to understand how to work through any problem relating to these topics. It is not necessary to know how to solve every single question for each fundamental chapter because a lot of those questions are more complex or phrased in a way that is more complicated than what Lavelle expects us to know how to do. Obviously you should look over many of the problems to see the many ways that a question can be phrased, but I'd say that you don't need to be able to solve the hardest questions if you know the technique of how to go about questions under the same topic of fundamentals. Don't overdo it, but have at least a solid foundation for each subtopic.

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Re: Test 1

Postby BritneyP- 2c » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:25 am

For test one, it is all the fundamental things we did. You don't have to do all the homework problems but you should have a general idea of the concept. A lot of constants are provided for us so you should be fine if you do light studying.

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Re: Test 1

Postby Jamie Hwang 2F » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:14 am

When I went to Drop-In, the UA said that you should study what Professor Lavelle discusses in class and the modules rather than reading the textbook. The UA said you should only be using the textbook to do the HW and not to actually learn the concepts. I was reading the textbook to study and I noticed that the explanations or the equations for some concepts were weirdly written, so I'm just looking at my notes from lecture.

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Re: Test 1

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:07 am

^^ I would recommend pulling up the Review/Outline for Fundamentals that's on the website. Just go through the key concepts and make sure you know how to do a couple of types of problems from each bullet point.

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Re: Test 1

Postby Abigail Sanders 1E » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:22 pm

From my experience speaking to a TA, the test will contain problems similar to the homework as well as information stated in lectures. If you complete all of the homework you should feel prepared for the exam.


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