OK, I confess, the only way I passed Chemistry in High School was by cheating. I was the only sophmore in a class of freshman brainiacs. The teacher always left the room to smoke, and I positioned myself strategically to be surrounded by the four smartest students so Icould copy off their answers. But, once we got to the mole, I took a nosedive.
Then I had to face my fear in college.
Some things I didn't know are 1. Tutors may be available on campus for a very low fee. 2. Most helpful, is that many of the books you get also have an accompanying study guide, with lots of helpful exercises. Found out that all the homework was taken from that book, had I known I would have had an A instead of hard-earned low B, but I did it myself. Check out your college bookstore or amazon
for the study guide that goes with your text.
Organic chemistry I am happy to say was MUCH easier, since it is more scientific than mathematic, in my opinion.
O do agree chemsitry is math! I also made a little notebook of all the compounds and their charges, some of the rules, etc... I would xerox the parts from the book and paste them into my little "bible." Then you can use your bible while you work on the problems.
Hope they grade on a curve!
Forgot the best news of all, none of it is terribly important in the bigger nursing picture. The closest you will come to chemistry is interpreting ABG results and calculating the bicarb dose for metabolic acidosis! And understanding osmolarity/lity. So, if you aren't a chemistry whiz, it won't mean you will not be a great nurse!