University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
Chemistry 453
Winter Quarter 2010
Midterm Examination
will be held on Friday, 12 February
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Covering:
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Text Sections: 12.112.7, 13.113.5, 14.114.13, 15.115.4, 15.7,16.116.9, 18.1
18.3
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Lectures 113
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All Problems in Homework Assignments 15
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Bring
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Calculator (any type, but lap top computers are not allowed)
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Pencil/Pen
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Straight Edge (for drawing graphs)
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Blue/Green Book
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1 page of notes (doublesided, see below)
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Format:
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Closed Book.
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Open Notes.
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One page permitted, 8.5 inches by 11 inches, doublesided,
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You may write, Xerox, scan, etc. anything on the two sides of this page that
you wish.
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If you put a lot of effort into preparing these notes, keep track of them. You
can use them at the final exam.
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Grading: Grading of the examination will be based on the standards stated in the
Chemistry 453
course syllabus. Please review the standards section of the syllabus.
Important points to keep in mind:
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Partial credit is USUALLY given in units of 35 points.
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Obtaining the correct numerical answer is counted in partial credit grading.
An answer that is within 10% of the correct answer will be fully credited.
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Calculations must include physical units and a proper dimensional analysis
must be included in the calculation.
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Students are expected to understand how to use their calculators properly.
Students will NOT be forgiven for mistakes resulting from calculator errors.
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When you are asked to explain an answer or are asked to define a term,
carefully worded
complete sentences
are required.
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If you are given the option to choose from a list of problems (e.g. answer three
of the following five questions) you will NOT be credited for answering more
than the requested number. For example, if you are allowed to select three
problems out of five for answering…and you answer all five… the grader will
NOT credit you for the highest three scoring problems out of five.
The first
three problems presented on the blue book will be graded.
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Understand
concept of black body radiation and be able to explain how
the quantum hypothesis of Planck explains the spectrum of a black body
radiator
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Heat capacity of Einstein’s solid.
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Translational, rotational and Vibrational heat capacity of diatomic
molecule
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How the energy level spacing for a particular motion (translational,
rotational, vibrational) versus the size of kT influences the form of the
heat capacity for that motion.
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