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    Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

    Alright, thanks for the advice, it helped a lot :) Good luck in your research
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    Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

    That sounds great, and I wish you luck in your area of research. I'm aiming for a specific research award offered by the university of Waterloo, for first-year honours chemistry students. If I get that award, I think I might just study general chemistry, honours, because it's what I like and...
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    Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

    That's interesting, I was wondering why both the science and engineering are referred to simultaneously in descriptions. Thanks for the imput, it helped a lot. I live in Ontario so I'm choosing between the university of Toronto and university of Waterloo. It's also good to know that there...
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    Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

    I'm torn between the two options, and I would appreciate it if someone with experience could help me contrast materials science with materials engineering. From what I've heard, materials science ultimately leads towards research, and development of new material. Materials Engineers, on...
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    Find pH of buffer

    The Henderson-Hasselbalch equation is pH = pKa + log([A-]/[HA]) However, I don't know the pKa because no constant is given. Gah. I still don't know what to do.
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    Find pH of buffer

    Homework Statement A buffer is made by dissolving 13.0g of sodium dihydrogen phosphate, NaH2PO4, and 15.0g of disodium hydrogen phosphate, Na2HPO4, in a litre of solution. What is the pH of the buffer? a) 7.84 b)7.47 c)7.20 d)6.85 e)6.63 Homework Equations pH = -log [H+]...
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    Schools What's chemistry like in university? Lots of math?

    Thank you everyone for the input, but come on, are labs really that bad? I'm in highschool so I get the idea that mixing up chemicals and using different gizmos can't be all that boring. I recognize the fact that some require, up to 4 hours just to confirm the obvious, but there must be a...
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    Find molarity, seemingly simple but I can't do it.

    Borek - I appreciate your attempt to help, but I however made a mistake in reading the question. Turns out "molality" was not a typo for "molarity" and the two mean different things. My bad.
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    Find molarity, seemingly simple but I can't do it.

    Homework Statement Lauryl alcohol, C12H25OH, is prepared from coconut oil; it is used to make sodium lauryl sulfate, a synthetic detergent. What is the molarity of lauryl alcohol in a solution of 17.1g lauryl alcohol dissolved in 148g ethanol, C2H5OH? a) 0.310m b) 0.620m c) 0.842m d)...
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    Schools What's chemistry like in university? Lots of math?

    Physical chemistry sounds great, and since you seem knowledgeable about it, may I ask you what kind of career it can lead to? I find introductory physical chemistry interesting but I can't come up with anything it may lead to professionally other than very scarce opportunities for research...
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    Schools What's chemistry like in university? Lots of math?

    Hello, I am planning to major in chemistry and I just wanted to know if a lot of the material is, or requires, mathematics. I love math and I would say I am pretty good at it. It would be my second choice for a major. However, I heard that chemistry is not really a mathematical science, moreso...
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    Chemistry What can you do with a major in chemistry?

    Hello, I'm currently a high school student in grade 12 and I was wondering what one could do after majoring in chemistry. I am very interested in it, as well as math, physics, and bio. I want to know what kind of jobs chemistry majors can get and how common some of the jobs are (for example...
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    Physics What are some things that one can do to prepare for a career in Theoretical Physics

    Hey Ben, It's good that you have an early interest in academics. What I would recommend for you is to do lots of maths and excel as much as you can. A thorough background in mathematics is what makes physics a lot simpler. Especially at your age, there are a lot of math contests that offer...
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    Other Should I Become a Mathematician?

    Wow, "What is Mathematics?" by Courant and Robbins it is. Thank you all very much for the suggestion. I have also been recommended "Lessons in Geometry" by Jacques Hadamard (ISBN 0821843672). In the book description, it states "The original audience was pre-college teachers, but it is useful as...
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    Other Should I Become a Mathematician?

    Many thanks for the input, mathwonk. Also, I noticed the many books listed in the beginning of the thread. I found previews of some of them on the internet, and they seemed a little too complex for my high-school level skills. Can you recommend any mathematics-related books that would be...
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