for Final Exam
It's not the will to win,
it's the will to WORK to win.
(on the t-shirt for a track team, but it's
also true for chemistry and your other classes)
I've told you that score-averages are lower for
the final exam than for midterms, and some
data (for the past 3 semesters) is at the
top of the page for Lab-and-Quiz
the Final Exam is 30% of your course grade
(and maybe more, since it's a major factor in
deciding "borderline" grades) and the format is
all multiple-choice (42 questions, 105 pts),
approximately 25% on Chapter 13, and
25% for each of the first three midterms.
Here are resources to help you prepare:
Dahl's OLD EXAMS plus keys for your
midterms this semester are in Learn@UW
or, if links don't work, Exam
1 Key & Exam
B. Study Questions for Final Exam (Dahl)
QUESTIONS ANSWER-KEY (by
Tony Jacob) and
my TIPS FOR TIMING (what
to do NOW & later)
C. Lecture Problems on Chapter 13 (Dahl)
QUESTIONS ANSWER-KEY (by
d. OPTIONAL: My handout (problems from Chapter 13
with answers) isn't fancy but you may find it useful:
Ch 13 problems (left side) & answers
E. Prof Dahl's
Review (strongly recommended)
Monday or Tuesday, and also maybe my Q-and-A;
information is at bottom of schedule-page.
to help you visualize-and-understand
corners (1/8), faces (1/2), edges (1/4):
it shows how to figure out "each kind of
atom" in a compound like NaCl or MgO
E-page Ideas: all of you can do all exam problems (if...);
tips from Emily (learn cues that tell you what category a
problem is, and know how to solve each type of problem);
form study groups (you can use classlists on left side);
write clear essay for you & grader [use ---( )( )( ) = ---];
how to practice in living room & perform in concert hall,
in exam use "excitement" to focus
on thinking & action.
"If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got." (anonymous)
This principle of life can be good news or bad news:
if you did well on midterms, continue the good work;
if not, develop a strategy for improving, and do it.
You can learn by using the Oregon Strategy so
(like my friend the welder) you'll continually improve:
For each question you missed, ask "Why did I miss it
and how can I fix it? (so next time I'll get it correct)"
Motives & Strategies
for Effective Learning
How did my friend become an expert welder?
How I didn't learn to ski (first day on the slopes)
as a Problem-Solving Tool
Quizes 1 versus 2 — What does the dog do?
Summary Notes will help you now and in December.
for Using FLASH CARDS — They're a good way to
learn important ideas; some examples are on I-page,
and use them for categories: 12ab, 10, 11, 13, ...
IGNORE all of the
grayed-out parts below,
which are for later in the semester.
optional web-resources for WINE LAB:
Science of Color — Introductory Overviews
Quiz 5 (take-home, due W,
Oct 22) and KEY
Quiz 6 (in class, W, Oct 22) has a KEY
Ice-and-Water Problems (in
Answers for 18a-Problems in
6th edition of your textbook:
for #44, DH = - 43.6 kJ
for #46, DH = - 319.7 kJ
Tony's KEY for "Thermochemistry
(Prof Dahl usually hands these out in lecture)
my KEY with
solution-setups (numbering differs,
but problems are same except those marked "skip")
oops — balanced eqn for #4 is "2, 24, 24, 22"
(---> "1, 12, 12, 11") Do you see my mistake?
and for Problem 11 (#14 on my key) the correct
answer is -2486; I used the 2nd reaction wrong.
for Supplementary Exercise 1
(old handout from Prof Dahl, maybe still useful)
Quiz 1 and KEY (in
class, W, Sep 10)
Quiz 2 and KEY (in
class, W, Sep 17)
Quiz 3 and KEY (take-home,
due W, Sep 24)
Quiz 4 and KEY (in
class, M, Sep 29)
When you plan your studying, notice that about 80%
of the exam points are
for non-reaction problems.
• Assigned Problems are in Prof Dahl's Syllabus
• Homework Info (problems, philosophy,
• Homework Timing? — check our Schedule
• answers for ODD-numbered problems are in
Appendix O (page A-62,...) of the KTT-textbook;
• answers for EVEN-numbered problems are here
• answers for inside-the-chapter EXERCISES
are in Appendix N, beginning on page A-40
AVERAGES for each QUIZ and
Joy of Science
( in the story of Quantum Mechanics )
Google [anthropic principle multiverse design]
Here are resources for learning from experience, as in
using Oregon Strategy (why did I miss? how to fix?):
Study all 5 of Prof
Dahl's OLD EXAMS
and do "realistic exam practice" for at least two
of the exams: Set aside 2 hours to take the exam,
then grade it and learn by using the Oregon Strategy.
Key for Exam