Hey people, I've been away for a while. The good thing is that I'm back and I'm willing to help any Chemistry student with their problems or doubts. I'll be glad to help you with questions regarding lab reports, designs, theory or even on how to approach the actual paper. I hope to be useful. Thanks in advance. Regards
This thread could be used for the new syllabus IA from 2016 onwards. Please note that I cannot help individual students with their IA. The choice of topic should be your own work so please do not ask for suggestions for your IA. The following information is taken from the May 2015 subject report (I'm sure it is copyrighted to the IB, but I see no harm in sharing it with IB students). Research question: Encourage students to choose a research question that has a degree of challenge, is of interest to them and one where they do not know at the outset what the outcome will be.A good research question will probably try to determine a trend or relationship. Students shou…
Here are the links to my website and YouTube channel. I have a full range of videos for both SL and HL topics including options A, B, C and D.
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mikesugiyamajones
With the first exams for the new syllabus coming in May 2016, you could ask questions and post resources for the option topics here.
For option B, I have a complete set of videos for SL and HL.
I will be working on videos for option C next.
Option B SL:
Option B HL:
Option C SL (almost finished SL, now working on HL)
Option C HL
My teacher told me that an IB study guide would be very helpful going through Chemistry and I started looking online for a book. But, when I look on Half.com, there are two books for IB Chemistry, a course companion made in 2010, and a study guide made in 2007. I was wondering which is the better one to get in order to study for the IB exam and assist with explaining concepts. I am not sure what the differences are between the course companion and the study guide, so I need to know which one is better to buy. If it helps, I'm taking SL Chemistry and the teacher is very good but there are a few topics where I need to refresh on from Chemistry I (Sophomore Year).
Anyways.. What are your option material? I'm hopefully taking option B (Medicines and Drugs) and C (Human Biochemistry) alone. Anyone ever done both/one of them? What are yours and what do you think of them?!
Since this is an antilog equation, my teacher said that propagating concentration uncertainties from pH is beyond the scope of IB Chemistry syllabus so I would have to do another way. He said that I should " calculate half the range of the pH values for each variation." What does this mean????
For context, let's say my pH is 2.13 +/- 0.05 and my H+ concentration is 7.41E-3. How would I get the uncertainty of it? thank you so much 🙂
I was planning to do my HL chemistry database IA on the relationship between corrosion rate and pH level such as the difference between corrosion rate of steel when reacted with ocean water and rain water, but my teacher told me it is too simple and the answer is obvious. Are there any other factors I can or should add to my paper to make it complex enough? Or should I change my topic completely?
Hello. I've been trying to find a topic and research question for my extended essay but I have been unable to do. I have found an experimental technique in the calorimeter which measures energy content/calories and I want to measure energy contents in different foods but I do not know what I should investigate specifically and expand on this. I don't want it to be as simple as "as x increases, y increases". Testing out different foods and seeing which one(s) have the higher calories is way too simple and I'm basically stuck..Please help!
hey! do you know any websites with practice questions for chemistry, apart from the official questionbank?
something similar to revision village for maths? (can be even for pay, I'm desperate xd)
Does anyone know any databases to calculate the enthalpy of various organic compounds from? I was thinking one that has measured changes in temperature, so I can calculate enthalpy, but other ones work too.
My experimental values didn't work, so I'm switching over to a database IA and it's a bit last minute. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you
Hi Guys I study chemistry SL and for my IA I am going to pan roast coffee beans. For this I need to keep my temperature constant while roasting. Any ideas on how I can do this??? Any help is appreciated. Thank you
I am really confused on what type of IA to work on during quarantine. Obviously, we have to use data base and computational model since we have no access to labs.
So as for my idea, I would like to make different adjustments for different types of molecules (in length, total number of bonds...) and compare their bond angles by drawing them with software. Is this a feasible idea? Will I get decent marks?
Does enthalpy and length have a definitive correlation with bond angle in relation to VSPER Theory??? How can I best structure my IA based on this?
I am confused that the IA topic I am doing is basically copying. Since I am doing database (thanks to covid-19), I realised that I needed various independent and dependent variables. I could not find a topic and had constant rejections so my sir had given another classmate's alternative topic. I have a feeling that its mostly copying since when my classmate had given me the topic, he/she also gave me a research paper for this as a resource. When I had looked through the research paper, the research question was similar to that of the research paper, with same independent and dependent variables. I had written background information using that research paper and …
I want to do an IA preferably in topics 5 or 6 (energetics/thermochemistry and chemical kinetics) but other topics work fine too, and I want one that I can do on a simulation online. But I'm having trouble finding a good topic, and I don't want to do something super easy like "how does temperature or surface area affect rate of reaction" where the answer is super obvious, but I don't want to do something too hard as I want to be able to do it on a simulation online. Does anyone have any easy/backup topics I could use, this would be greatly appreciated.
hi my IA research question is due in 5 hours and I have genuinely no clue where to even start. We're only on topic 34 so I don't understand any of the experiements on later topics, and almost all of the examples I've found involve topic 44 titration which i know absolutley nothing about. it also has to be something i can do entirely at home with household materials because my school is still completely online. my teacher is also requiring that it is still a physical experiement. i dont know what to do if i dont have a topic in the next few hours theyre kicking me out of ib and then i wont get into college and my entire life will fall apart please help ive had months to do…
I was recently doing some practice problems for my IB chemistry SL test and ran across this problem.
"A 2.450 g sample of a mixture of NaCl and CaCl2 was dissolved in distilled water. The chloride solution was treated with excess AgNO3 (aq) solution. The precipitated AgCl (s) was collected, washed, and dried. The mass of the dried AgCl was 6.127 g. Calculate percent by mass of the NaCl and CaCl2 in the original mixture." (2 marks)
AgCl has a molar mass of 143.45 g/mol, so I calculated that the amount of Cl in the sample was 6.127*(35.45/143.35) = 1.515 g Cl
This means that together, there has to be (2.450 - 1.515) = .935 g of Na and Ca combined. At this poi…
I want to do an experiment relating the properties of a transition metal complex to the wavelength of light that the complex absorbs, but I can't seem to find any data on the wavelength of light absorbed by different complexes. Are there any databases that contain this information or information related to the absorption spectrum of transition metal complexes?
I'm doing my chemistry IA on paper chromatography of different colours of leaves.
I really would appreciate a sample IA about chromatography that I can get the structure from. can you please share with me anything that might help?
Thank you very much.
For my Chem HL IA, I want to investigate how the different ligands in transition metal complexes affect the color of its compounds. I plan to use software like ChemSketch and Molview to draw the structures of transition metal complexes, but I can't find any tools in the software that I can use to calculate the energy released from the splitting of d-orbitals. Is there any website or application that I can use to calculate this?
I started doing my chemistry IA on the effect of temperature on buffering capacity. I added a pH 7 buffer to distilled water and titrated it with NaOH. I then measured the amount of NaOH taken to increase the pH of the water by a unit of 1. I tried this for temperatures between 5 and 80 degrees but there was no significant difference between the data obtained.
This there any notable fault in my methodology?
I have to finish gathering data for my IA within one week. Since I was going to discuss the effect of temperature on the equilibria of the buffer solution, I am in the process of finding another IA experiment in the same subject area.
If you h…
How could the metal charge or ligand charge of a transition metal be connected to its absorbance of light / the wavelength of light it absorbs.
I am trying to figure out the connection between this for my IA and im looking for some help to get started. I need to set up an experiment but before that I want to try to understand the question. I understand each topic separately I just don't see the link.
Due to covid-19 we were told that we should make an IA using only databases. The thing is that so far I have only seen IA topics about enthalpy and I havent studied that yet. Do you have any other ideas?
How good is this IA topic?
"Investigating the effect of increasing concentration on the rate of reaction between sulfuric/hydrochloric acid and calcium carbonate."
Are there any possible improvements to this topic? Like is this possible to do? If not, what are some changes I could make?
I've got a standard electrolysis IA, my dependent variable is obviously the deposit of the ion on the other electrode, but my independent variable is surface area. I've had some troubles with coming up with a way to test this, but I've concluded the the best way would be to cover up some parts of the electrode with waterproof tape. What uncertainties may be present? How could a certain amount of waterproof tape placed onto the electrode to test surface disrupt the electrolysis?
Is this a good topic? If not, how can I fix it?
How does the mass of x antacid (in g) affect the volume of HCl (in L) neutralized through back titration?
By the way, would I need to standardize my reactants? Thanks
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Consider the following information.
∆HfӨ / kJ mol–1
C6H6(l) + 7.5O2(g) à 6CO2(g) + H2O(l)
Which expression gives the correct value of the standard enthalpy change of combustion for benzene (l), in kJ mol–1?
A. 12(-394) + (-286) - 2(49)
B. 12(394) + 6(286) - 2(- 49)
C. 6(-394) + 3(-286) - (- 49)
D. 6(394) + 3(286) - (- 49)
My chem IA is due soon and I have missed all my lab experiment days. I need help designing a lab that I can preform and gather data at home on my own. My teacher said my last topic was too complicated and I needed a new one. Please help me.
I'm a new DP 1 student and I started looking for ideas for my EE. I decided to purse chemistry as my subject and I have a solid topic in mind, but it's not wide enough.
I'm going to investigate differents cuts of meat of different ages and I'll compare the values of protein and fats in each.
What can I do else? And how can I make this a proper topic? What experiments can I execute?
If you're not allowed to help me, just tell me how I can find the experiment needed...
Thank you in advance.
soooo apparently my chem ia draft is due in 2 DAYS and my school is closed temporarily because of covid-19 (i'm in the US) so i'm unable to do my previous idea, which was experiment-based
considering the time i have, i need a quick and fairly simple database topic since i won't be have any lab equipment to use during this time.
any ideas????? i'm having trouble finding good database topics
it also doesn't have to be something crazy good or complex because i'm planning on taking ESS next year anyway to replace this test grade, i just basically need a topic that'll let me just finish this and get it out of the way.
After welllll past 24 hours of brainstorming, I have nothing to show for it. Despite my ideas being somewhat creative and interesting, they are deemed unworthy by my holy chem teacher. It seems like no matter what I do I can't either measure or even investigate the topic. Cab anyone please help me?
Hi, I need urgent help with me chemistry IA. I have searched for months now, researching about different topics and looking for inspiration on about every website there is on chem ias but can't seem to find/come up with anything! Can someone please help? Thanks
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3.0 dm3 of sulfur dioxide reacts with 1.5 dm3 of oxygen, under suitable conditions, according to the equation below.
2SO2(g) + O2(g) → 2SO3(g)
What is the maximum volume of sulfur trioxide that can be formed in the above reaction?
[The volumes of the gases are measured at the same temperature and pressure.]
a) 6.0 dm3
b) 4.5 dm3
c) 3.0 dm3
d) 1.5 dm3
Hello, we did an experiment of heat of neutralization. The objective is to calculate the molar heat of neutralization we are using calorimeter to determine the heat transferred and hence the heat of neutralization, DeltaH ( rxn) we have 2.00M NAOH and 2.00M HCL . and collected 25 mL of each solution. My question here is how do you calculate the above? I need a gerneal sense of idea of what to do, and it's due tomorrow. I'm keeping my cool and calm to not freak out and so far it is working here with you people. You guys are very helpful. I also want to know for the calculations part, how do you calculate the mass and temperature if we are using 3 different trials with…
Hello everyone, I'm wondering how I would calculate the uncertainty of my findings for a lab report.
I found the activation energy of the alka seltzer reaction in water (C₆H₈O₇＋3NaHCO₃ → 3H₂O＋3CO2＋Na3C6H5O7)
The way I found it was to measure pressure change over time in a closed erlenmeyer flask, convert that to concentration (using ideal gas law), and take its inverse over time to graphically find the rate constant. Then, I took the natural log of the rate constant against the inverse of time (aka the Arrhenius equation) to give me Ea times r. I divided the slope of the graph by R to give me Ea. However, now I'm confused about where to begin with apparatus unce…
Hi, so my topic for the chem IA is current "What is the effect of the iodine numbers in different oils and fats on the properties of soap they are made into?". I am finding the iodine numbers of grape seed oil, sunflower oil, lard, butter and olive oil and comparing these values to the state of matter that the soaps made out of these oils are (which I am finding from an online database). In that, with talk about unsaturation I can only find a connect to how soft or hard the soap will be from my previous knowledge in IB bio/ the biochemistry part of the chem textbook, nothing on sensitive skin or effectiveness of soap which is what I really wanted to talk about. Is this go…
I'm sure that by now you've all read my previous post about my YouTube channel.
I've now made a website that features all my videos in one easy to access resource.
There are videos for complete old syllabus (last exams 2015) and I'm in the process of making new videos for the new syllabus (first exams 2016).
Also videos for option B (SL and HL), option E (SL and HL) and option F (SL only).
Perfect for the upcoming November exams!
Hi again. for my chemistry ia im very interested in doing catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide with different catalysts but my teacher said that that rate of reaction is too hard to measure. however i read up on some similar past ia examples and they all managed to get a good score. so i dont understand why she said it couldnt be done. please if there is an efficient way to collect data on the rate of decomposition of catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, give me some ideas and feedback. Thank you!
Hello so as the teacher advised me to consider carefully about my IA experiments, I would like to do an experiment about medicines.
Could you please suggest me some good experiments about them?
I thought about the synthesis of aspirin but the teacher said that it takes too much time.
Also, since aspirin hydrolysis is already done by another student, it is preferable to avoid this topic.
Thanks for your attention!