I HATE CHEMISTRY! !@#$%^&* - page 2

hmmmm...i bet you're wonder what this thread is all about??? :rotfl: my chemistry class is sooooo hard. i'm seriously worried about nursing school. how is nursing school compared to... Read More

  1. by   txspadequeenRN
    I just looked up moles




    Quote from fourblessings
    I had to re-take Chem...the first time, i got a D, the second, an A (nicer instructor)....Please don't ever mention that word MOLES to me again! LOL.

    Good luck!!
  2. by   txspadequeenRN
    thanks, now please give us tips on this math part of chem. Any books we can buy that make this easier. I will live and breath chem for 6 weeks starting 7/1 . Im not even going to the bathroom without the book.........




    Quote from noeljan222
    Hey there,
    I am finishing a minor in chemistry so I thought I would give you some tips. You may like chem more than you first think. I never took any chemistry in HS (as compared to a lot of my classmates who have taken chem, even AP chem etc) So I assumed I would not be good at it. You need to try and enjoy it, trust me this goes a long way. I started out horribly my first semester of college chem, bc I just assumed I was bad at it. It was all new to me so it just seemed to strenghten my failure at chem.. To make a long story short, I then went on to get A's in chem 1 and 2, A's in Organic 1 and 2, and A in biochem. It can be done. Just STAY ON TOP OF IT. You MUST study a little bit every day(or at least every couple of days) Try and skim the chapters before class. The fundamentals are key, once you understand them you can figure out most anything. The thing with chem is that it builds on eachother. It really does. Good luck
  3. by   manna
    Chemistry's not so bad as long as you maintain a positive attitude about it and absolutely do NOT fall behind. If you're having trouble, seek help early since the class continues to build upon each successive concept learned.

    I was SURE I was going to fail Chem (took it online, even), but I came out of it with a B. I think if I'd had a better attitude, I could have managed an A! Good luck!
  4. by   fairyprincess2003
    ok
    A good tip for chemistry math is this, when setting up (or trying to solve an equation) try not to get all flustered(which is what I once did) think about what are they asking for. This may seem like, duh I know that. But seriously think about it. It will make your life much easier in coversions. There is a good book which I used for organic. Well there are two of them.. Youcan get them at barnes and nobles. One is called chemistry made incredibly easy I cannot think of the author now but I will get back to you) Another very important book, which made Organic a cakewalk is actually for the MCATS, They are examcrackers books. They have general chem, organic chem, even physics and bio. These books are amazing. They explain all the concepts in a summarized fashion.
    Also, just read your text book. Try and read each chapter twice if you can. If not, read it once very in depth. Trust me on this one. It took me five hours to read a chapter that my friends read in one hour and I had the highest grade in the class. If you do not understand something circle it and go to office hours. GO TO OFFICE HOURS! That is huge, with any questions. It goes a long way
    Good luck
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    I bow down to the chem master!!!!!!! thanks




    Quote from noeljan222
    ok
    A good tip for chemistry math is this, when setting up (or trying to solve an equation) try not to get all flustered(which is what I once did) think about what are they asking for. This may seem like, duh I know that. But seriously think about it. It will make your life much easier in coversions. There is a good book which I used for organic. Well there are two of them.. Youcan get them at barnes and nobles. One is called chemistry made incredibly easy I cannot think of the author now but I will get back to you) Another very important book, which made Organic a cakewalk is actually for the MCATS, They are examcrackers books. They have general chem, organic chem, even physics and bio. These books are amazing. They explain all the concepts in a summarized fashion.
    Also, just read your text book. Try and read each chapter twice if you can. If not, read it once very in depth. Trust me on this one. It took me five hours to read a chapter that my friends read in one hour and I had the highest grade in the class. If you do not understand something circle it and go to office hours. GO TO OFFICE HOURS! That is huge, with any questions. It goes a long way
    Good luck
  6. by   fairyprincess2003

    Seriously, if you have any questions when you take the class just PM me, I would be glad to help. Really look into getting that book though. Also, the office hours advice is very helpful. Profs are very willing to help out students that they know is trying. It is aslo easier to understand things as well having it explained to you individually.
    Good luck
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    Okie Dokie, Im adding you to the buddy list. thanks in advance if I get in a bind Ill PM you.......




    Quote from noeljan222

    Seriously, if you have any questions when you take the class just PM me, I would be glad to help. Really look into getting that book though. Also, the office hours advice is very helpful. Profs are very willing to help out students that they know is trying. It is aslo easier to understand things as well having it explained to you individually.
    Good luck
  8. by   Deb123j
    I got a B (81%) on my test last night in Chemistry. I know I should be happier but I thought I would do better. For some reason I have serious chemistry test anxiety. I've never had that with any other class. I'm fine when I take my psychology test, but with chemistry I just kinda freak out. I hope this isn't an indication to how I'll be with nursing school. I can't take the stress!!!

    But at least I'll get a B for the class, as long as I get a 65% or better on my last test.
  9. by   NICURNtobe
    I'm taking Chem next semester and have a bunch of websites lined up for extra help. Here's one that my son told me about.


    http://www.standarddeviants.com/pls/..._subject_id=37
  10. by   Maisie
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    thanks, now please give us tips on this math part of chem. Any books we can buy that make this easier. I will live and breath chem for 6 weeks starting 7/1 . Im not even going to the bathroom without the book.........
    I purchased a book called Essential Math for Chemistry Students. It is a small book by David W. Ball. I studied it before taking my introductory to chemistry course and got an A. I found the math easy after studying this book. Good luck.
  11. by   Tony35NYC
    Quote from deb123j
    my chemistry class is sooooo hard. i'm seriously worried about nursing school. how is nursing school compared to chemistry???
    deb,
    not all nursing schools are the same and some may have more chemistry in the curriculum than others. but, what i've seen so far is that the chemistry in nursing is very basic and its mostly relating to fluids and electrolytes and acid/ base imbalances.
  12. by   mariedoreen
    From what I've heard the most important Chem for Nursing School is Biochem. I'll find out in September if they were right... I had never had Chem in high school so when I took General Chem fall term this year I was brand new to it. I learned right away that the following was key to my survival: Most importantly: I had already taken a dosage math class for nursing and my college algebra classes... made a huge difference in General Chem. So, if you are at all able, do your math classes before you do your Chem classes. Next, it's important to spend time on it almost every single day. The second you are unable to grasp a concept touch base with other students, tutors in the science lab or your instructor... don't let anything go!! Organic Chemistry winter term was easier for me and Biochem this term has been a lot like A&P is some areas. It's all survivable but I would say General Chem was definitely the worst and then it gets a little better (although we have the Chem instructor from hell, this term we've had a 4-6 page [U]exam EVERY SINGLE WEEK). I have my last Chem exam this week and I am free of Chemistry for the rest of my life - yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!
  13. by   CindyJRN
    Uh, I am a little scared now. My Chemistry class starts June 25th. I'll check in with you after it starts. I was a little scared before, but now I hope to pass and make it to August 15th (class ends) all in one piece. Hang in there!

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