Chem Lab C

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Chem Lab C

Postby Jim_R » June 11th, 2009, 7:27 pm

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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby andrewbji » September 19th, 2009, 9:54 pm

Hey
I wanted to try this even out this year, but I'm not sure what we actually do. I like chem and labs, so i thought why not? I sorta got some tips from former teammates and they said it was about titration last year. Does anyone know what we are doing exactly this year?
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby tmanneo » September 20th, 2009, 12:10 pm

We're doing kinetics and aqueous solutions
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby binary010101 » September 21st, 2009, 12:02 pm

What specifically about kinetics? Do we have to memorize which ions do and don't precipitate? Unfortunately, I don't get rules 'till October.
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby tmanneo » September 21st, 2009, 2:04 pm

We have to know why certain conditions affect reaction rates, rate laws experimentally at state level, and determine rate constants, as well as certain ions in precipitates, freezing point depression, molarity, molality, and the such.
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby scienceolympiadist » October 1st, 2009, 11:36 am

compared to last year, the topics seem somewhat lame

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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby tmanneo » October 1st, 2009, 1:49 pm

Agreed, haha
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby Faythe » November 11th, 2009, 12:43 pm

Omg you guys are so much smarter than me. This saddens me greatly.
I've been in science olympiad for four years but this is my first year doing chem lab. I'll probably suck immensly but I'll be sure to have a good time.
I'm incredible at write it do it, I've been in science olympiad for four years, science olympiad is a lot of fun thoughhh haha.

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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby davideliza » November 12th, 2009, 10:06 pm

Hi Andrewbji,
I wanted to try this even out this year, but I'm not sure what we actually do. Chemistry is your favorite subject. In Chemistry lab many types of materials are necessary. As per my opinion your team leader rightly said about last year matter. You have to follow that suggestion. I hope it should be positive for you.
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby tacooldude99 » November 14th, 2009, 4:39 pm

I think chem lab should be more practical; in that sense, simple rate law and aqueous solution problems are boring...

Last year's titrations were a bit hectic, yet fun. Leaving the practical side of chem lab (experimentally solving for rate laws) for more competitive tournaments like states is demotivating..


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