Chemistry 2006/ 2007 Club*** - page 23

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  1. by   JeanettePNP
    Does anyone here have to know any quantum for Chem?
  2. by   medhead
    Quote from ChayaN
    Does anyone here have to know any quantum for Chem?
    We did earlier in the semester ... but we were very lucky in that we were required to know it on a very basic level only (I'm in Gen Chem I). We didn't have to know the formulas involved nor perform actual calculations... thank GAWD. We touched on the basics of Bohr's work and just had to understand the conepts of electron energies and relationships between wave energies, wavelengths and frequency. And, we focused a lot on Schrodinger's model of quantum numbers used to describe electron energies and orbitals to include Pauli's exclusion principle and Hund's rule.

    Is your class required to know how to perform all the calculations?
  3. by   JeanettePNP
    Quote from medhead
    We did earlier in the semester ... but we were very lucky in that we were required to know it on a very basic level only (I'm in Gen Chem I). We didn't have to know the formulas involved nor perform actual calculations... thank GAWD. We touched on the basics of Bohr's work and just had to understand the conepts of electron energies and relationships between wave energies, wavelengths and frequency. And, we focused a lot on Schrodinger's model of quantum numbers used to describe electron energies and orbitals to include Pauli's exclusion principle and Hund's rule.

    Is your class required to know how to perform all the calculations?
    Actually not, the class that I'm taking is unfortunately a very rudimentary one that is barely above high school chemistry. But I bought myself a more advanced textbook and I'm wondering what the standard is for general Chemistry.
  4. by   medhead
    Quote from ChayaN
    Actually not, the class that I'm taking is unfortunately a very rudimentary one that is barely above high school chemistry. But I bought myself a more advanced textbook and I'm wondering what the standard is for general Chemistry.
    That's awesome...good for you! I'm all about the challenge myself
  5. by   arthursmom
    I have just registered to take Chemistry over the summer from July to August (six week course). I know that summer classes can be intense due to their length....hope I can keep up. I'm a little nervous. Wish me luck!

    Anyone else taking chemistry over the summer?
  6. by   Blove86
    I am taking Chemistry right now, and it is a hard class. Unfortunately the teacher I have does not know how to teach nor respects his students or their learning styles. In essence I really have to teach myself this class, but not to discourage because if you have a decent professor you can pull an A off. My advice: Ask around about the teachers before your sign up with them, it will save you time, energy, and sanity!
  7. by   WannaBTraveling
    hi everyone,

    i am taking intro to chemistry this term, and so far i think it is very fascinating. i really enjoy the class so far. we aren't that far into the subject matter yet, but the labs are fun.

    is recitation a requirement for every chemistry class, or is it just my school that makes us do this?

    it is almost like study hall, and quite frankly i find it useless. it's mandatory attendance if you want to pass the lecture - does anyone really find this a valuable resource for chemistry?

    i hope everyone has a great term!:spin:
  8. by   riotgrrl
    i am also taking chemistry in the summer program. i am also taking intermediate alegebra. i am so nervous!

    i work full time and i am going to the main campus of my college which is like 40 minutes away from the house we just bought. sooo my first class is at 7:30am and i am in classes with a 45 minute break inbetween untill 1:00pm monday-thursday. i work six days a week. 4 days 4:00pm to 10:30pm and 2 days 8:30am-4pm.

    so i guess my typical day will be
    get up 6am
    leave house by 6:45 am
    classes till 1pm
    get home by 1:45pm
    leave for work by 3:30pm
    get home by 11:00pm
    repeat 4x a week!
    i know the other 2 days of the week will be spent studying.

    i told my boyfriend to not expect any quality time with me for those 5 weeks this summer.

    i am so nervous that i won't sleep for the whole 5 weeks of the summer but i am going to put my best foot forward and i am going to get AWESOME grades in both these courses.

    hopefully lol.

    if anyone wants to chat this summer and are taking chemistry just pm me. we can help each out with studying
  9. by   Blove86
    What is recitation?
  10. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from blove86
    what is recitation?
    well, with no context given, i just pulled up a def from wikipedia:

    a recitation is a discussion carried by a teaching assistant (ta) to supplement a lecture given by a senior faculty at an academic institution. during the recitation, tas will review the lecture, expand on the concepts, and carry a discussion with the students. in classes with a mathematics aspect, the recitation is often used to perform derivations or solve problems similar to those assigned to the students.

    hope that helps....if not, could you give some context for the word? we might be able to help more with more information.

    peace,
    cathie
  11. by   Blove86
    Ok yea we have that at my school, except its called SI (Supplemental Instruction) and it is an option, not requirement. Although the way alot of my professors teach, it definately should be mandatory!
  12. by   medhead
    Quote from WannaBTraveling
    Hi Everyone,

    Is recitation a requirement for every Chemistry class, or is it just my school that makes us do this?
    Just depends on the school I think. My school does require recitation in other courses but not for general chemistry.
  13. by   coolvibesRN
    Im taking general chem this semester and i enjoy it alot. I have a very good prof.

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