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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: A student re-creates the Millikan oil drop experiment and tabulates the relative charges of the oil drops in terms of a constant, αalpha.Drop#1αalphaDrop#23/2 αDrop#35/2 αlarge{frac {5}{2}alpha}Drop#4

Problem
A student re-creates the Millikan oil drop experiment and tabulates the relative charges of the oil drops in terms of a constant, α.
Drop#1α
Drop#23/2 α
Drop#35/2 α
Drop#4

What charge for the electron (in terms of α) is consistent with this data?
a) 1/2 α
b) α
c) 3/2  α
d) 2  α