@LordStryker @MARamezani Thanks for all the praise... I am blushing right here.
I like our little community here, since I joined there has been positive development, but unfortunately also some ridiculous shenanigans I could have missed.
Tex.se was the one that brought me here... whenever I had troubles with my thesis I fired up the google and landed there. And when I finally hit the spot where I did not find an answer I just asked and was helped almost immediately. That's brilliant. A lot of them are developers, too, so you are at the source. Man I love tex, I would love to use it more often... but it is back to word for me :(
@LordStryker Good luck with your exam tomorrow (today)! Crush some fresh(wo)men hearts for me, will you? I somehow miss the teaching a little... my children ;)
@LordStryker I am a typical (terrible) student in physics .... I don't ever read the book, I expect to get good grades despite not studying, etc. etc. ... but it is the opposite with chemistry! Haha :p
Oh, I'm talking about the reason of the order in Afbau principle in MOs of O2 and F2. (I'm supposed to learn the thing some years later) where Mortimer said that sp mixing doesn't happen because of relatively higher energy differences of 2s and 2p in these in comparison to for example N2.
Well I suppose there are a variety of ways to measure this. I would approach the problem by using electronic structure theory by computing the energies of the MOs for each diatomic. From that you would see the significant differences/similarities in the energies of the MOs.
I generally walk around the room so I look for the cheating (wandering eyes, hidden cheat sheets, etc)
My kids know the consequences of cheating. I said that I abhor cheaters and that I will ruin them if I ever catch one. I said that I've never caught one yet but to trust me that you dont want to be the first.
You know, many kids don't realize this but word gets around. We professors hear what's going on and students keep us in the loop. A couple of students were planning on cheating for one of my exams. I had physical evidence of the planning (courtesy of a student and technology these days). Right before the exam I launched into a very short tirade about cheating. It involved yelling and some heated emotion. Needless to say, these two did not cheat on that exam. :)
I didnt call them out, I just said that anyone planning on cheating to consider this their last chance to decide before I handed out the exam.
Well I wrote this answer and got suspended for plagiarism:
1.Lanthanoids primarily show three oxidation states(+2,+3,+4). Among these oxidation states, +3 state is the most common. Lanthanoids display a limited number of oxidation states because the energy difference between 4f,5d abd 6s orbi...
That's, just novice. ;) Though I get to answers after studying internet. I always put sources, and I indicate that I learnt, and use blockquotes, so I'm free of charge, I guess. The good thing about me answering is that I learn some things.
If you copy it, you cite it. Its as simple as that. Clearly we discuss chemistry in general where we don't cite things but these are cases where its understood that the information is common knowledge.
Anyhow yes the Uncl ... what a funny Guy... and the other one.... well that was/is a funny one as well. The comments... I mean I took a screenshot... and i am much too lazy for shenanigans like this...