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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby 2win » October 2nd, 2010, 3:24 pm

Oh, do we have to know about autoionization too??
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby JMD » October 2nd, 2010, 4:02 pm

according to the ever sacred rules, it just seems that you must be proficient in Aqueous solutions and Redox. each accounts for 50% of the score.
also, students MUST wear long sleeve shirts
Was that always a rule in the past?
Oh, do we have to know about autoionization too??
Maybe for general chemistry, but I don't think it's necessary for the main two topics.
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby crazy77 » November 10th, 2010, 6:12 pm

Two questions: 1. What would the actual lab portion of this event be like? What are the different things we might have to do? 2. From your prior experience at various competitions, is an AP level understanding of most of the subjects that may be covered adequate?

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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby Kokonilly » November 15th, 2010, 3:30 pm

I have a question about oxidation numbers. I know that they're assigned to different chemicals and ions and such, but how can you ever remember them? I tried to memorize them and I simply couldn't. Does anyone have a mnemonic device or something similar?

ALSO: Half-reactions. I don't understand them. Please help?

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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby 2win » November 16th, 2010, 12:54 pm

You don't have to remember all of them, mainly just oxygen's and hydrogen's. There's formula to figure them out... the only things you have to memorize are the rules (aka exceptions to the formula)...
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby lyly10388 » November 18th, 2010, 9:00 pm

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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby Wongman » November 19th, 2010, 8:00 pm

I've been out of Science Olympiad for a long time, but I would recommend pulling a book from the library (might have to use inter-library loan) called Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Harris, or a similarly leveled analytical chem book if you want to be really super in this event and to try to get into some of the subtleties.

Then again, back in the day, the topic was nuclear chemistry and just from reading the AP Chem text I had and the AP review book (probably not the best prep in hindsight), my partner and I were probably a calculator error away from medaling at NYS states.
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby binary010101 » December 1st, 2010, 4:39 pm

I've been out of Science Olympiad for a long time, but I would recommend pulling a book from the library (might have to use inter-library loan) called Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Harris, or a similarly leveled analytical chem book if you want to be really super in this event and to try to get into some of the subtleties.

Then again, back in the day, the topic was nuclear chemistry and just from reading the AP Chem text I had and the AP review book (probably not the best prep in hindsight), my partner and I were probably a calculator error away from medaling at NYS states.
It also helps to use USNCO tests. The theoretical portions for these tend to be around an order of magnitude harder than the regional/state tests.
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby starpug » December 1st, 2010, 6:08 pm

I've been out of Science Olympiad for a long time, but I would recommend pulling a book from the library (might have to use inter-library loan) called Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Harris, or a similarly leveled analytical chem book if you want to be really super in this event and to try to get into some of the subtleties.

Then again, back in the day, the topic was nuclear chemistry and just from reading the AP Chem text I had and the AP review book (probably not the best prep in hindsight), my partner and I were probably a calculator error away from medaling at NYS states.
It also helps to use USNCO tests. The theoretical portions for these tend to be around an order of magnitude harder than the regional/state tests.
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Re: Chem Lab C

Postby Paradox21 » February 18th, 2011, 6:39 pm

Does anyone know what kind of Chemistry book would talk about Beer's Law? I have looked in 2 college level general chemistry books and neither mentions it.
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