How hard was Organic Chemistry?

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    I'm starting my BSN this January, but before I'm admitted, I need to take a course in Organic Chemistry, and get at least a "B". I did great in General Chemistry, but I'm a little nervous about Organic. Is the material in Organic much harder to learn than General?

    Any advice will be appreciated...

    Thanks!

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    Quote from Diane-RN Student
    I'm starting my BSN this January, but before I'm admitted, I need to take a course in Organic Chemistry, and get at least a "B". I did great in General Chemistry, but I'm a little nervous about Organic. Is the material in Organic much harder to learn than General?

    Any advice will be appreciated...

    Thanks!
    I can't say for sure that it is harder but organic chemistry will based on the study of carbon, at least it was when I took it in 70's. Good luck with chem. and nursing school. Mark.
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    Quote from Diane-RN Student
    I'm starting my BSN this January, but before I'm admitted, I need to take a course in Organic Chemistry, and get at least a "B". I did great in General Chemistry, but I'm a little nervous about Organic. Is the material in Organic much harder to learn than General?

    Any advice will be appreciated...

    Thanks!



    Bio and analytical were by far the most difficult subjects I have ever taken in my entire life!!!!!!!! Organic was not too bad, but, I STILL practically lived in my profs office!!
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    Quote from Diane-RN Student
    I'm starting my BSN this January, but before I'm admitted, I need to take a course in Organic Chemistry, and get at least a "B". I did great in General Chemistry, but I'm a little nervous about Organic. Is the material in Organic much harder to learn than General?

    Any advice will be appreciated...

    Thanks!
    I'm assuming you are talking about the Organic Chemistry that has one year of College Chemistry as a pre-requisite, not the junior college version, Chemistry for the Health Sciences. I did a lot of flashcards to help memorize radicals and their reactions with different things. The math was about the same as for college chemistry. I thought lab was difficult because our grade during one quarter was based solely on identifying an unknown that the prof gave each of us. If we got it wrong he gave us only one opportunity to figure out the right substance before he flunked you.
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    I just took organic chem last spring. Ididn't think it was that much harder than general. The nath is about the same. The only difference is the focus on carbon. Just buckle down and be prepared to invest some time studying.
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    I just completed a one semester course in inorganic/organic chemistry at the University of South Alabama this summer. The average grade was a C, but I received an A because I really put in the time and studied. For the 16 days before the final, I studied at least six hours every day.

    I thought organic was trickier than than inorganic. To make sure I earned an A, I attended every class and took good notes. I also made about two hundred flash cards. Most importantly, whenever I had to determine how an organic chemical would react, I drew a complete diagram with all the hydrogen bonds. You need to understand the role of every atom in an organic compound. Attention to detail is the key to mastering organic chemistry.
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    organic chem looks difficult initially....but once u get into it....u'l find it really interesting....good luck to u....
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    To me it was painfully difficult, but I studyied and practiced the questions like I was going to win a prize.....I made a B+ and in my eyes it ressembles an A

    Good luck to you.
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    It depends on which Organic Chemistry series you are talking about.

    I took the regular Organic series that required one year of Gen Chem as a pre-req. It was tough, but once I got the hang of it, I started to do very well.

    Stay on top of the material and you will do well.
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    Quote from Diane-RN Student
    I'm starting my BSN this January, but before I'm admitted, I need to take a course in Organic Chemistry, and get at least a "B". I did great in General Chemistry, but I'm a little nervous about Organic. Is the material in Organic much harder to learn than General?

    Any advice will be appreciated...

    Thanks!
    I don't think its harder, but it definitely requires more studying because it goes into more detail than general chemistry. If you're willing to put some serious time into it you can do it with a decent grade.


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