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 Brendan A Sechter
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 I figured I would try studying MIT OpenCourseWare. I am currently studying 3.091SC Solid State Chemistry.
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If a sealed container of anhydrous ammonia (60 atm, 0 Celsius) is opened in a 25 degree Celsius room (1 atm), what temperate will the ammon…
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Is there a good way to intuitively keep track of oxidation, reduction, oxidants and reductants? Is this something that comes with experien…
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I'm trying to wrap my head around the workings of the salt bridge used in a Galvanic cell. The salt is gelified so it does not fall into t…
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Given the length of a line (d) and an angle (θ), sin and cos can be used to extract the x and y components of the line.
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I was supposed to arrange some species in order of increasing polarizability. I used the estimated atomic radius without checking, and thi…
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Lecture #12 homework check. Same drill. I want to swap answers for the questions that are not at the end of the book to see if I messed u…
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Lecture #11 homework check. Same drill. I want to swap answers for the questions that are not at the end of the book to see if I messed u…
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\[\text{Is this the correct promotion and bonding sequence for }CH^+_3?\]
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Lecture #10 homework check. Most of the textbook questions do not have answers in the back of the book, so I want to check my answers agai…
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Why are some people's names in green?
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Lecture #9 homework check. Yet again, most of the textbook questions do not have answers in the back of the book. Yet again, I want to ch…
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\[\text{Why do the }Ti^{4+}\text{ and }Fe^{2+}\text{ ions in }Al_2O_3 \text{ make sapphire blue?}\]http://www.geolite.com/blue_sapphire.htm
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\[\text{Why do the }Ti^{4+}\text{ and }Fe^{2+}\text{ ions in }Al_2O_3 \text{ make sapphire blue?}\]http://www.geolite.com/blue_sapphire.htm
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How does hypervalency (expanded octet) affect the stability of a molecule?
This was a question I had a hard time answering. All I could s…
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The Lewis package is not installed. It would be nice to have.
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Lecture #8 homework check. Most of A&E chapter 8 problems do not have answers in the back of the book, so I would like to swap answers for…
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I just did a homework problem that uses a version of Pauling's electronegativity equation which is valid for bond energies given in kJ.\[(\…
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In the homework for lecture #8, Problem #7, a version of Pauling's electronegativity equation is used that is valid for bond energies given…
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SelfAssessment: Structure of the Atom PostMortem. First of all, I basically got Test #1, Problem #4 correct, but in the help session vid…
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My algebra is a little rusty. Given the following equation:\[\tilde{\nu}=\frac{1}{\lambda}=R\bigg(\frac{Z^2}{n^2_i}\frac{Z^2}{n^2_i}\bigg…
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A number of factors contribute to the stability of ionic compounds. Describe one type of interaction that destabilizes ionic compounds. D…
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Suppose you want to synthesize a solid that is both heat resistant and a good electrical conductor. What specific types of bonding and mol…
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Formula builder is missing inputs for things like the Ångström and reduced Planck constant. Also no input for fractions.
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Since you are incorporating aspects of social gaming into OpenStudy, leader boards seem like the logical next thing add. Play around with …
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Is there an easy way to keep track of the possible oxidation states of the transition metals?
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I want to make sure I understand the relationship between the enthalpy of fusion and the melting point of a substance. So far as I can tel…
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Can anyone recommend a good introductory electrometallurgy textbook?
I'm currently working through Chemistry Principles, Patterns, and App…
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