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    Determining appropriate range from test data

    Hello all. I am performing chemistry experiments and recording the times of various observed results. What I am doing currently is performing the test several times in order to determine what result is "normal." My goal is to determine a range as a standard by which all future tests will...
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    Method to remove salt from water (Not distillation or RO)

    IX Resin is a cool idea. I don't suppose it's possible to do a "homemade" resin, so in that case from where would be a good place to purchase some that can exchange typical Na and Cl ions? (hopefully not to expensive!) Thanks.
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    Method to remove salt from water (Not distillation or RO)

    Hello all. I'm tutoring a high school student and am having trouble with a seemingly simple science project that was assigned: How to remove table salt from water. Having graduated as a Chemical Engineer, I said distillation! But the problem statement says you can't be that boring. Then I said...
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    Multiple Linear Regression (2 factors, 1 output)

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    Multiple Linear Regression (2 factors, 1 output)

    Hello all; I'm doing work for my job, and I've forgotten my statistics =(. I first want to know if what I'm trying to do is possible. I want to create a linear regression of the form Y = a * x1 + b * x2 + c. http://imgur.com/Q4vGP" [Broken] As you can see, there is space that is...
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    Need help setting up integral. (Doesn't have to be solved)

    What have you tried so far? Please post your attempt and any rough work that pertains to this problem.
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    Integration of cos

    bad.. BAD Dorumon!! =P sqrt(a + b) =/= a + sqrt(b) You should have some trigonometric substitutions in your notes/textbook that involve cosine. Take a look at them, and see if they make the integrand a little nicer.
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    Lin Alg Question: Cross-Product Proof

    I'm not sure why you don't agree. I end up with the statement: a X (b - c) = 0 And for that statement to hold, the following must necessarily be true: b - c = 0 since we know that a is nonzero. a is parallel to 2a, so taking the cross-product of two parallel vectors yields the...
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    Lin Alg Question: Cross-Product Proof

    http://imgur.com/mceBq" [Broken] I'm curious to see if my conclusion is correct. thanks in advance.
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    Purging air from system

    Yes, that is a catch indeed. The tube system will be a closed loop, and therefore the nitrogen or helium would act as diluents; reducing the performance of the cell. FYI: The pressure build-up is very small, so that is not a concern. There is a gauge which reads from 0 to 5 psig, and the...
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    Purging air from system

    Here is the situation: We are building a small model car (roughly 8 in wide by 18 in long) whereby hydrogen is produced in a chemical reaction, travels through some tubing to our fuel cells, which in turn powers the motor. The issue lies in the start-up procedure; it is required to purge...
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    Fairly basic integral failing to become solved. O:-)

    when you see a square root in your integrand, you will likely want to attempt trig substitution if there is no other obvious route. There are 3 different trig substitutions possible based on the form under the root: x = z * [email protected] x = z * [email protected] x = z * [email protected] you should know which one to use based...
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    Fuel Cell Voltage Calculation

    thanks for your replies. I did some research on this topic myself and found out where some of my confusion lies. on the site http://www.fuelcellknowledge.org/research_and_analysis/cell_performance/index.html", it does clearly say in the Gibbs and Nernst Potential document that the Nernst...
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    Fuel Cell Voltage Calculation

    Hello, I'm doing work in Fuel Cells and am having difficulty with a simple issue; the Nernst Voltage (E) is greater than the Standard Potential (EO) The only electrochemical reaction considered is H2 + 0.5O2 --> H2O The Nernst equation for this reaction is E = EO - (RT / 2F) ln (PH2O / (PH2...
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    Recommended Physical Chemistry Text

    Hello, I'm taking Physical Chemistry I in second year, and my prof does not have a required book for the course and everything will be based off his notes (which are very good by the way) However, I would like a deeper understanding of the material, and the prof did recommend two books. What...
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