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1 CHEMISTRY 120A - Inorganic Chemistry EXAM 1 Tuesday, October 19 th 2010 Guidelines (Please Read Carefully): This is a CLOSED Book and CLOSED Note Exam. No additional materials except molecular model kits are permitted. Laptops, PDA’s, iPhones/Blackberries, Cell Phones o r Calculators are also prohibited. Anyone observed using these items will be excused from the Exam and will receive Zero Credit . Show Your Work: You will not receive maximum credit unless your work is clearly shown in the spaces provided. Do not attach additional work sheets (these will not be graded). This Exam Consists of 6 Questions and 10 Pages. Good Luck!! Question 1 ________/ 10 Question 2 ________/ 10 Question 3 ________/ 15 Question 4 ________/ 20 Question 5 ________/ 15 Question 6 ________/ 30 BONUS ________/ 5 NAME: _______Answer Key________________ SECTION: ______________________________ PID: ___________________________________ TOTAL
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2 Question 1 (10 Points): Of the elements, cesium metal (Cs 0 ) is the strongest one-electron chemical reductant (reducing agent). Explain why this is the case. Being in period 6, Cs has a very low ionization energy. This is due extremely efficient shielding of the single 6s electron by the [Xe] core. Question 2 (10 Points): Using the plots of the Radial Wavefunctions for the 2s
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course CHEM chem 120A taught by Professor Hendrickson during the Fall '09 term at UCSD.

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