Shrasta’s CHE 130 Archived Resources

Below are a bunch of resources that I think are helpful for CHE 130 students. If you have any questions come to an SI session or leave a comment below. You can also upload any of your helpful resources in the comment section!

My Session Schedule, Winter 2016

[box] Wednesday 10-11am, Richardson Library 111

Friday 9:30-10:30am, Richardson Library 111*

Office Hour – Monday 10-11am, Richardson Library 105 [/box]

Can’t attend any of my sessions? Check out other CHE 130 SI leaders’ schedules here.

*location changed as of 2/15

About Me

Hi Everyone!

My name is Shrasta Tamrakar and I am a Senior majoring in Biology with a Pre-health concentration. I am currently in the process of applying to dental school. I am also the Co-President of DePaul Pre-Dental club, so if you have any questions about possibly pursuing a career in dentistry, feel free to talk to me. This is my third quarter as an SI Leader and I looking forward to helping all of you successfully complete CHE 130!

Tips

Tips to succeed in General Chemistry: 

  • Review Material Before Class: The night before class, briefly look over the material in your textbook. This will  This will allow you to prepare your brain and not overwhelm you during class.
  • Attend Lecture: Attend class because the professor the one who is making your exam. The professor will go over key concepts and practice problems that will most likely show up on your exam. Attending lecture will also help you understand the thought pattern of the professor and become familiar with how they like to format problems. 
  • Study For A Hour Each Day: Take one hour of your day to study general chemistry. Cramming the day before the exam will only stress you out and will not work.
  • Form A Study Group: Get together with your classmates and work out problems together. Maybe your classmate will have a different approach to material than you do that will help you understand better.
  • Practice Practice Practice!: You should do as many practice problems as possible. Go over problems that the professor suggests in your book to strengthen your abilities in problem solving and pinpointing concepts you do not understand. 
  • Attend SI Sessions: Regularly attending SI Sessions will help you reinforce the material you learn in class. These sessions will allow you to learn material in an innovative and fun way!

Week 10: March 7 – March 13

Final Exam is on Monday, March 14th at 8:30am!!

Review: Chart on Periodic Trends

PeriodicTableTrends

Review: Table of Quantum Numbers

# Name What? Range
n Principle Shell, Energy [1…∞]
l Angular/Azimuthal Subshell (type of orbital) [0…(n-1)]
ml Magnetic Specific orbital (orientation in space) [-l…0…+l]
ms Spin Up or Down +½ or -½

Week 9: February 29 – March 6

Exam 4 is on Monday, March 7th!!

Practice Exam 4

Download (PDF, 55KB)

Practice Exam 4 Key

Download (PDF, 681KB)

Mnemonic Device for Redox Reaction

“LEO” the lion says “GER”

LEO_GER

Week 8: February 22 – 28

Week 7: February 15 – 21 

EXAM III IS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22th!

Practice Exam 3

Download (PDF, 107KB)

Practice Exam 3 Key

Download (PDF, 568KB)

Review on Valence Bond Theory

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Week 6: February 8 – 14

Week 5: February 1 – 7 

EXAM II IS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8th!

Week 5 Practice Exam II

Download (PDF, 218KB)

Week 5 Practice Exam II Key

Download (PDF, 659KB)

VSEPR Geometries Series 

VSEPR

Table of Quantum Numbers

# Name What? Range
n Principle Shell, Energy [1…∞]
l Angular/Azimuthal Subshell (type of orbital) [0…(n-1)]
ml Magnetic Specific orbital (orientation in space) [-l…0…+l]
ms Spin Up or Down +½ or -½

 

3D Models to Visualize Orbitals 

Electron Orbitals

Week 4: January 24 – 31

Week 4 SI Worksheet

Download (PDF, 53KB)

Week 4 Answer Key

Download (PDF, 419KB)

Naming Flow Chart

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Week 3: January 17 – 23

Week 3 SI Worksheet

Download (PDF, 45KB)

Week 3 Worksheet Key

Download (PDF, 1.75MB)

Periodic Table: Electron Configuration

PeriodicTable2

Bohr Model

Week 2: January 10 –  16 

Your first exam is this Friday, January 15th! Come to the SI sessions to get prepared!

Week 2 SI Worksheet

Download (PDF, 46KB)

Week 2 Worksheet Key

Download (PDF, 365KB)

 

Significant Figures 

Here are some few tips on significant figures that should help you out:

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Here are some resources from Fall 2015

Tips

Tips to succeed in General Chemistry: 

  • Review Material Before Class: The night before, briefly look over the material in your textbook that will be taught in class, even if it does not make sense. This will allow you to prepare your brain and not overwhelm you during class.
  • Attend Lecture: It is in your best interest to attend class because the professor the one who is making your exam. The professor will go over key concepts and practice problems that will most likely show up on your exam. Attending lecture will also help you understand the thought pattern of the professor and become familiar with how they like to format problems. 
  • Study For A Hour Each Day: Take one hour of your day to study general chemistry. Cramming the day before the exam will only stress you out and will not work.
  • Form A Study Group: Get together with your classmates and work out problems together. Maybe your classmate will have a different approach to material than you do that will help you understand better.
  • Practice Practice Practice!: You should do as many practice problems as possible. Go over problems that the professor suggests in your book to strengthen your abilities in problem solving and pinpointing concepts you do not understand. 
  • Attend SI Sessions: Regularly attending SI Sessions will help you reinforce the material you learn in class. These sessions will allow you to learn material in an innovative and fun way!

Videos and Handouts

Week 11: Finals Week 

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Week 10: November 9, 2015 – November 15, 2015 

Week 10 Handout 

Download (PDF, 42KB)

Week 10 Handout Key 

Download (PDF, 1005KB)

Week 9: November 2, 2015 – November 8, 2015 

Week 9 Handout 

Download (PDF, 53KB)

Week 9 Handout Key 

Download (PDF, 2.74MB)

Week 8: October 26, 2015 – November 1, 2015 

Week 8 Handout 

Download (PDF, 53KB)

Week 8 Handout Key

Download (PDF, 1.3MB)

Week 7: October 19, 2015 – October 25, 2015 

Week 7 Handout 

Download (PDF, 663KB)

Week 7 Handout Key 

Download (PDF, 986KB)

VSEPR Summary Sheet by Dr. Southern 

Download (PDF, 63KB)

Week 6: October 12, 2015 – October 18, 2015 

Week 6 Handout 

Download (PDF, 41KB)

Week 6 Handout Key 

Download (PDF, 494KB)

VSEPR Geometries Sheet

VSEPR 

Week 5: October 5, 2015 – October 11, 2015 

Week 5 Handout

Download (PDF, 53KB)

Week 5 Handout Key 

Download (PDF, 1.32MB)

A quick and thorough explanation on electron orbitals. Check it out!  Electron Orbital: Definition, Shells, Shape 

Week 4: September 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 

Week 4 Handout 

Download (PDF, 150KB)

Week 4 Handout Key

Download (PDF, 732KB)

3D Models to Visualize Atomic Orbitals 

Week 3: September 20, 2015 – September 26, 2015 

Week 3 Handout 

Download (PDF, 35KB)

Week 3 Handout Key 

Download (PDF, 534KB)

The de Broglie Wavelength Explained!

Week 2: September 13, 2015 – September 19, 2015 

Week 2 Handout

Download (PDF, 107KB)

Week 2 Handout Key 

Download (PDF, 1.32MB)

Significant Figures!

Significant Figures are a must in Chemistry. It may seem simple, but it is also forgotten often! Here is a fun picture that explains the rules for significant figures!

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