HON CHEMISTRY – Great job on the homework problems! Remember, in chemistry we use math as a tool, therefore we might work problems a little differently in chemistry than you do in your math class.
If you are converting, even if it’s not an “official SI conversion”, you MUST show your work using the Q Formula. When working other problems, don’t forget to follow these problem solving steps:
- Analyze – write down what you’re given and what you’re looking for
- Plan – write a formula where you isolate the unknown on one side by itself
- Compute – plug in your data, numbers and units; then cancel the units, and if they cancel correctly, go on to the calculator. Be sure and give your answer what the correct units.
- Evaluate – does your answer make sense, have you used the correct units, do you have the correct sig figs?
Have a great extra long weekend!!
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