For those of you unfamiliar, RTFB stands for “READ THE FUCKING BOOK”. We had a Biology quiz today, and I totally blew two questions because I didn’t RTFB.
The first question, and how I answered it:
I recognized that there was a problem, and couldn’t work it out. Looking at it, obviously the H atom is making too many bonds here, winding up with too many e- in its valence shell. What I didn’t do was read the instructions for the problem thoroughly, which offered the option of saying the molecule didn’t make sense. I could SEE it didn’t make sense, and why, but didn’t write down that this was the case.
Those instructions appeared in the book, from whence the problem came, but not on the quiz sheet which said something like “Draw the Lewis Dot Diagrams for problem 9 on page 36” or whatever.
There was a similarly nonsensical molecule, that I also did not label as such.
From whence came the art:
The first image is of our textbook, Biology, Eighth Edition, by Campbell & Reese et al.
Other images by me and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- Share Alike 3.0 License.