National Chemistry

 

PROBLEM SOLVING HINTS

 

 

1. Graph (line/bar) - first part of table goes along, second part goes up and down label axes from table; mark on scale; use all of paper

 

2.. Construct table - headings and box

 

3. Read data book - reduction/oxidation; ions; electronic configuration; masses

 

4. Read graph carefully -

 

5. Information in diagrams - look at everything

 

6. Balance a given equation - count carefully

 

7. Given an organic reaction draw another - remember bonds

 

8. Interpret data - as A increases B increases or decreases

 

9 . Read carefully

Words like big, large, high, most, thick, heavy usually go together

low pH high acidity is exception

 

10. Remember units

 

11. Answer the question - make sure answer matches what was asked