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Chemistry Exam 3 Study Guide

∙ This exam covers modules 5, 6, and 8. I will briefly cover 5, as I have uploaded more detailed coverage in previous study guides. There may be previous material on the exam, but I am going off of what she posted on Blackboard.

∙ Module 5:

∙ Molecular formula / Formula Mass: Sum off all atomic masses in a compound.

∙ Percent composition: Divide the mass of the element by the total mass of the compound and convert to a percent (x100). By assuming a 100g sample, the amount in g can be converted to a percentage. Ex: 25g of C and 75g of H can be converted to 25% and 75% respectively.

∙ Percent composition from formula mass: Divide mass of element by the formula mass of the total compound.

∙ Empirical formula: This is the smallest whole number ratio of elements in a compound. To find this, you must divide given amounts of element by their respective molar mass. Then divide all products by the smallest amount received in step one. If you get any answers like 1.5, you may need to multiply to get non decimal numbers.

∙ Empirical formula from percent composition: Assuming a 100g sample, divide the percentage of the element by it's molar mass. Then divide all products by the lowest amount received in step one. You may also need to multiply here.

∙ Molecular formulas: The actual whole number ratio between elements in a compound. Divide the molecular or molar mass by the empirical formula to get n. Then multiply the empirical formula by n.

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∙ Solutions: M= mole (solute) / L (solution). This is very self explanatory. Just take the given amounts in the question and plug & chug.

∙ Dilution of solution: M1V1=M2V2. You can manipulate this formula to fit what you need to solve for. The easiest way to go about this is to list what amounts you are given and what you need to find. I usually make a list like M1=__, M2=__, etc. Then, manipulating the formula, and plugging & chugging.

∙ Module 6:

∙ Balancing equations is a guess and check kind of method. Many times you will have to find the disassociated reaction, (total) ionic, and net ionic reactions.

∙ To disassociate an equation, you must separate the cations from the anions. However, only aqueous (aq) compounds can be separated. Ex: NaOH (aq), can be separated into Na, and OH respectively. We also discuss several other topics like If you have a stronger perception of threat than efficacy what cognitive process will you experience?

∙ Writing out the equation after you have disassociated all that you can, forms the total ionic equation.

∙ To form the net ionic equation, you take out the

elements/compounds that appear in both the reactant and product side. The elements or compounds that you remove are called spectator ions.

∙ Stoichiometry:

∙ A molar ratio is the ratio between elements/compounds in a reaction. Whatever the coefficient of the element/compound, that is the number to be used in the ratio. Ex: 4Al + 3O2 -- 4AlO So the molar ratio would be 4 moles of Al to 3 moles of O2. (This is just a sample reaction, I know it is not anywhere near correct.)

∙ When the question asks for moles, multiply the amount of moles given in the equation by the molar ratio of the reaction.Don't forget about the age old question of Why do the constellations we see depend on latitude and time of year?

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∙ Ex:

∙ When the question is asking for mass, you must multiply by both the molar mass and the molar ratio.

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∙ Remember, when the question asks for moles just multiply by the given amounts by the molar ratio. When it asks you for the mass you have to take into account the molar mass and the molar ratio.

∙ Module 8:

∙ Pressure = force / area

∙ Units of pressure: pa – pascal, kpa – kilopascal, atm - atmosphere (760 mm Hg), tor – 1mm Hg, 1 atm = 760 tor. ∙ Pressure – P , Temperature – T , Volume – V , Number of molecules – n.

∙ Temperature must be in Kelvin (k). Tk = Tc + 273

∙ Direct proportions:

∙ If you increase temperature, you increase pressure.

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∙ General gas law:

You can manipulate this law to conform to what you need to solve for. Also, things that are omitted from the question can be considered constants and can be ruled out of the equation. Many times n, is not mentioned in the question at all so, when re-writing the equation to fit what needs to be solved, it is left out.

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