Homework Statement
I need to draw NH4NO2 which is an ionic compound.
3. The Attempt at a Solution
NH4 is fairly straightforward to draw, with one N in the middle and four H surrounding, and no lone pairs. The problem comes with NO2- which is one nitrogen bonded to two oxygens. However, one...
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For f(x) = abs(x^3 - 9x), does f'(0) exist?
The Attempt at a Solution
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The way I tried to solve this question was to find the right hand and left hand derivative at x = 0.
Right hand derivative
= (lim h--> 0+) f(h) - f(0) / h
= (lim h--> 0+) abs(h^3 - 9h) / h...
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Sand falls from a conveyor belt at the rate of 10m^3/min onto the top of a conical pile. The height of the pile is always 3/8ths of the base diameter.
How fast is the radius changing when the pile is 4 m high?
3. The Attempt at a Solution
V = pir^2 (4/3) -- volume of a...
So electronegativity is the tendency of an atom to attract electrons in a bond. We know that fluorine has a greater electronegativity than lithium and therefore attracts more electrons. In HCl chlorine is more electronegative than hydrogen. For LiF the electronegativity difference is greater...
All right epenguin I'll address what you said first. So in my scenario there are two samples of two different elements. One sample is of aluminium and the other sample is of americium. The reason why the numbers are wrong is because I changed the elements at the last moment and forgot to change...
So are you saying that +1 and -1 and 0.17 and -0.17 are determined experimentally. Secondly are they charges so does that mean that the lithium atom has a charge of 1 C and the fluorine atom has a charge of -1 C. If so what is the explanation for why the one with the ionic bond had such higher...
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My book says that if the ratio of the masses of the samples is the same as the ratio of the masses of the components then the two samples contain the same number of components. That part makes sense. But how do we know that the same number of components has to be 6.02 x...
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During a chem lesson my professor was demonstrating Coulomb's law using HCl.
Fe = kq1q2/r^2
so what he did was he replaced q1 and q2 with 0.17 and -0.17.
Then he showed an example with LiF and then replaced q1 and a2 with 1 and -1.
I think he was trying to...
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If two lenses have the same radii of curvature but different indexes of refraction their focal lengths won't be equal because the one with the greater index of refraction will undergo greater refraction and will have a smaller f. Doesn't this contradict the definition of...
Oh I thought you meant to play two separate sounds from two separate speakers, but what you're saying makes sense. I tried it with opening this in two separate tabs but I didn't get any cancellation. I heard some beats though or at least I think I did.
phinds Oh ok plus because the sound would probably reflect off of other surface and eventually reach your ear. No mfb unfortunately I cannot try that experiment now b/c I'm at a laptop which has a single source of sound. I'll try to do that if I ever gt my hands on a desktop computer though...
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Would you hear nothing if you struck two tuning forks of the same frequency at the same time or if you struck one some amount of seconds after the other which would result in one fork's sound wave to be exactly pi out of phase of the other?
Is the propagation of a wave simple harmonic motion?
Simple harmonic motion is defined when the restoring force is proportional to the displacement. Hooke's Law F = -kx is an example. However at my level of understanding I have not yet read about the relationship between forces and waves and...
Figured it out. The bopping up and down of the standing wave is a result of a sequence of constructive and destructive interferences. The gif on this page really helped: http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/demos/superposition/superposition.html
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For standing wave, I have read that there are certain points on the wave that don't move at all, nodes. However, for a standing wave the shouldn't the resultant wave have no displacement because we now have two waves on the same rope with the same amplitude and frequency...
Sorry I should have addressed your reply as well. So LCKurtz let me start off by saying what I understand from your reply.
Since -x > 0 can be written as x < 0, therefore -(1-x) > 0 can also be written as 1-x < 0. If this is true then can't this apply to any time we need to consider the...
Homework Statement
y = 1-abs(x) / abs(1-x)
The Attempt at a Solution
For x < 0, abs(x) = -x
y = (1+x) / -(1-x)
= -(1+x)/(1-x)
I stopped here because this is the part I got wrong. For x < 0, my solutions manual got (1+x) / (1-x).
What did I do wrong?
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If a positive electric charge can create a magnetic field (because all you need to create a magnetic field is a moving charge), how is there 2 poles in this magnetic field created by this positive electric charge. Why isn't the magnetic field created by a single positive...
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How does a dielectric increase maximum electric field strength?
From the two cases where a dielectric is inserted into a charged capacitor after it is disconnected and after it is remained connected it seems that E will either decrease or stay the same. But I read in...
My mistake, you are right phinds I meant a dielectric insulator such as glass or rubber. That is actually pretty interesting AlephZero, so the electrons only move a fraction of a millimeter? I've always thought the opposite. I will definitely look into that now thank you!
Dielectric capacitors are also better this way right because they prevent less electrons from passing across from one plate to the other, causing a greater build up of charge?
Actually I think when my book said that the electrons were being transferred from the positive plate to the negative plate they meant indirectly by traveling all the way around the voltage source rather than simply crossing the capacitor (b/c I now realize that that is unlikely due to the...
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When it comes to charging a capacitor I'm under the impression that when a parallel plate capacitor is hooked up to a battery, that electrons simply flow from the negative terminal to the plate that is connected to the negative terminal, causing that plate to become the...
That makes sense because charge always takes the path of least resistance, so the charge might move through the voltmeter path if it wasn't so high. I agree with your explanation.
But how does that tie into Kirchoff's Law about the voltage being constant for every branch that are in parallel?
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What will happen if the middle bulb in the picture attached burns out?
I thought the light intensity of the other two bulbs would increase since there is now more current passing through the two bulbs that are not burned out. Originally there is a current of I = V/R...
In the first case if we use conventional current, the positive charges will be flowing toward the negative terminal. In the second case the positive charges will be flowing toward the positive terminal. (positive charges spontaneously move towards the terminal of lower electric potential). In...
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I understand that voltmeters are supposed to have high internal resistances so that they won't draw much current. However, they are being attached parallel to the resistor anyways and according to Kirchhoff' Law that means the voltage through both the resistor for which we...
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Why is the formula for internal resistance for a charging battery v = e + Ir?
When the battery is supplying I to the circuit I understand why the terminal voltage, V, equals emf - IR (voltage lost by internal resistance), but if a battery is charging, why is the...
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lim x --> 0 for function y = (-2x)/(sinx)
Using L'Hopital's Theorem, I found the derivative of the top and of the bottom and found the limit and got -2. How to find the limit as x approaches 0 without using L'Hopital's theorem. I know my solutions manual uses a...
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It seems like a pretty straightforward equality but I when I tried to google it doesn't seem like it is known at all. All the paths I have tried have been dead ends.
The question was initially:
Find the limit as x approaches 0 for the expression (1-cosx)/x^2
In the...
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What is the magnitude of the electric force a hydrogen nucleus exerts on its only orbiting electron in the Bohr model?
The Attempt at a Solution
Fe = kQq/r^2
Since there is one proton and one electron. Q and q are equal to each other: 1.6 x 10^-19.
k = 9 x...
Does it matter that the point is 0 V only relative to other points as well. I don't think I am asking the question correctly, so I have attached a picture of the question which has the diagram too. It is part b).
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If I have a electric source charge, does that mean that electric potential increases as r increases (because it gets increasingly less negative as you go farther from the source charge) as opposed to a positive charge in which potential energy would increase as r...
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An electric dipole consists of a pair of equal but opposite charges, +Q and -Q separated by a distance d. What is the electric potential at the point that's midway between these source charges?
Through using the formula electric potential = kQ/r, I found the electric...
The electron jumps to a higher orbit so it is farther from the positive nucleus, which means it has jumped to a point of higher potential. However, because it's charge is negative, its change in potential energy is negative which means to go to a higher energy level it has lost potential energy...
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Why do negative charges spontaneously accelerate?
The book I am studying from asked me to verify this statement:
Negative charges spontaneously accelerate and increase in kinetic energy when they move toward a point of higher potential.
I don't understand why...
Actually I am recalling from gravitation potential energy that you will get different values for PE depending on where you set PEgrav = 0 at. But if you try to find the change in gravitational potential energy that will be the same no matter where you set PEgrav = 0 at. Does the same idea apply...