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Chemistry Question Set

Please see the attached file for full problem description. 10a. Determine the number of CH2CH2 monomeric units, n, in one molecule of polyethylene with a molar mass of 40,000 g. 10b. What is the total number of carbon atoms in this polyethylene? 8. Equations 9.1 and 9.2 (listed below) show the polymerization of two ethy

Discussion of interactive/repulsive forces

A nonelectrolyte solution adsorbs on an electrically neutral solid through a liquid. Two surfaces of this type are brought close to one another in the liquid such that they interact. Will they attract or repel one another? Which equations bear this out? How does the separation distance between the two solids come into play h

Absorption Spectroscopy Experiment

I need help describing an experiment where one could measure the value of the extinction coefficient of a solution with a concentration (c mol/L) of chlorophyll in water for a given wavelength. **This does not need to be a lengthy answer, nor does it need to describe all the materials needed---I really just need something conce

One significant figure and one conversion problem

1) How many significant figures are there in the answer to the following problem? (8.881*.02100) + .590? 2) A parsec is 206,265 times the distance from earth to the sun. If the distance is 8.000 million miles, express the distance of a parsec in miles in scientific notation.

Chemistry - Gases

Chemistry - Gases Using "dimensional analysis" show that 1 L kPa = 1 J. Hints : P= F/A; 1 Pa = 1 N/m^2; energy = F x d

Conversion Factors of Meters, Micrometers, and Kilometres

I am having a problem really understanding conversion factors between meters, centimetres, and kilometres. Where do I get the conversion factor? Can you give me a step-by-step on how to solve them? Please use conversion factors to convert 4.2 yards to meters, centimeters, micrometers and kilometers. Thank you.

Pi and Sigma bonds

Why or why isn't it possible to have pi bonds between two atoms without there being a sigma bond?

Reaction from Sodium Bisulfite Solution

In an experiment, sodium bisulfite solution is added at the end in order to destroy the unreacted bromide. What reaction is occurring here? Is HSO3- acting as an oxidizing or reducing agent? Write a balanced equation as part of your answer.

Finding volume in a molarity problem

What volume, in milliliters, of a 2.00 M aqueous KOH solution would be needed to neutralize a) 110.0 mL of 0.0550 M aqueous H2SO4? b) 45.00 mL of 2.50 M aqueous HCl?

Quantum numbers

Which element(s) has an outermost electron that could be described by the following quantum numbers: (3,1,-1,+1/2) ?

Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations

I need the following chemical equations written and balanced: Potassium metal is heated with powdered phosphorus to produce potassium phosphide. Cobalt (III) hydrogen carbonate decomposes by heating to give solid cobalt (III) carbonate, water, and carbon dioxide gas. Aqueous solutions of tin (II) chloride and sodium sul