CHEMISTRY 1032– INFORMATION FOR EXAM II
Exam II will cover the material I lectured on from chapters 13 and some of 14.
There will be a variety of
different type of problems – multiple choice, true-false, fill in the blank, brief explanations, ordering, and
Some questions will taken directly from (or will be very similar to) examples and
problems in the textbook, the
homework, and the ones I did in class. You will be given a
periodic table and a few equations and constants (see below).
The following study guide and suggested
problems should help you prepare for the exam.
: You should understand what is meant by the rate of a reaction.
Know how rates of
decomposition of a reactant are related rate of formation of a product using the coefficients in the balanced
equation (equation 13.5). Know how rates are determined from plots of concentration vs. time.
that for a reactant A, rate = –
t, with units of M/s
Know how initial rates (rate at t
= 0) are usually measured, instantaneous rates, and average rates. Try Example (and For Practice) 13.1;
Problems (at end of chapter): 1 – 8.
Note that you will not be required to plot a graph in the exam, but you
may have to determine the slope of a line.
Rate Laws (Expressions) are written as: Rate =
= rate constant (units
vary depending on values of m, n, p), [A], [B], [C] are concentrations of reactants, m, n, p, are orders for each
reactant, usually have values 0, 1, 2 (3 and fractions rare), m + n + p = overall order.
Using a set of
experimental data, be able to determine the orders and
Try Example (and For Practice) 13.2;
Problems: 9 – 18.