Chemistry 2006/ 2007 Club*** - page 9

I am starting Chem II this semester. Anyone want to start a club??? :rolleyes:... Read More

  1. by   Angels'
    I dropped chemistry due to the stress of classes. I hope that you all are doing well. (This was in Janurary ‘06)
    Angels’
  2. by   SWTE67
    I'm an LPN who is going to try to just start digesting this Intro to Chemistry at home on my own with help from several websites and books.

    What kind of math should I be concentrating on? Should I really brush up my math skills before I attempt to tackle this?
  3. by   droopy1592
    basic algebra, logs, natural logs (logs meaning logarithm)

    The math isn't bad, it's the concepts and the application of those.
  4. by   stacyinMD
    Quote from droopy1592
    The weeks of the third and fourth test in second semester I spent 16 hours each week studying, doing every pratice test question three or four times, not just memorizing the answer but working it out. Most other tests in chemistry I spent at least 6-8 hours of vigorous studying in addition to working the problems out over and over again. I also did all of this because chemistry is the first subject I fell in love with as it's the first to challenge me.
    This is so me! I spend about 6+ hours 5 or more days a week....just on Chemistry. I think I have a B average and we're half way through the semester. I'm also taking a psy. class on line...and I am exhausted! I always feel like I'm behind and that I didn't study enough, or enough of a certain concept or area.

    I also have to take A&P 1 and 2. Please tell me it will be a little easier than this. I know that the nursing program is pretty rigorous. Please tell me I won't experience this type of studying/exhausting tiredness for the next 3yrs...lol.

    Stacy
  5. by   maliat
    Quote from stacyinMD

    I also have to take A&P 1 and 2. Please tell me it will be a little easier than this. I know that the nursing program is pretty rigorous. Please tell me I won't experience this type of studying/exhausting tiredness for the next 3yrs...lol.

    Stacy
    Hi Stacy -
    It depends on what kind of learner you are. A&P is different because it's partly a lot of memorization of the anatomy. It's also understanding how parts of the body works. I would make sure I understood the concepts, but then read and reread my notes to memorize everything.

    Have you tried notecards. It not only works to memorize vocabulary, but also for chemistry. What our instructor has us do is put half of the chemical equation on the front and the result of the equation on the back. I carry around my notecards everywhere to review.

    Malia
  6. by   stacyinMD
    Quote from maliat
    Hi Stacy -
    It depends on what kind of learner you are. A&P is different because it's partly a lot of memorization of the anatomy. It's also understanding how parts of the body works. I would make sure I understood the concepts, but then read and reread my notes to memorize everything.

    Have you tried notecards. It not only works to memorize vocabulary, but also for chemistry. What our instructor has us do is put half of the chemical equation on the front and the result of the equation on the back. I carry around my notecards everywhere to review.

    Malia
    Hi Malia,

    I think part of my challenge lies with the math. It's taken me about 3 weeks to figure out Stiochiometry...lol. I spent SOOooo much time trying to figure it out and now that I finally get it, I'm like "Duh!"

    How much math is involved in A&P? I do well with memorization for the most part. I haven't figured out away to incorporate flash cards in Chemistry that works well for me yet.

    Thanks!
    Stacy
  7. by   maliat
    Quote from stacyinMD
    Hi Malia,

    I think part of my challenge lies with the math. It's taken me about 3 weeks to figure out Stiochiometry...lol. I spent SOOooo much time trying to figure it out and now that I finally get it, I'm like "Duh!"

    How much math is involved in A&P? I do well with memorization for the most part. I haven't figured out away to incorporate flash cards in Chemistry that works well for me yet.

    Thanks!
    Stacy
    Don't remember any math at all. Though there was a little math in microbiology.

    As for flashcards, one of the things my instructor said is to make sure that there is a question to answer on both sides of the card. Like one side might have a term and the other side will have chemical formula or definition. For chemical reaction equations the first sides question would be what is the results and the other side would be what are the catalysts or a particular name for the equation. Sorry I can't give you a specific example, becuase I'm taking Organic/Biochemistry right now and don't remember my basic Chemistry. It has been almost 8 years.

    Another thing I do is I make a cheat sheet. I try to cram everything I need to know on one or two sheets of paper. It helps me becuase it makes me feel less overwhelmed. It also helps when you find some kind of organization for the info you need to memorize. That way you can find what's in common and what's different for a list of things you need to memorize.

    Malia
  8. by   wannabFNP
    count me in, chem102 baby!
  9. by   Kat22
    Hey thanks for the help during the quarter I made it through chem 105 Now its just onto nursing school for me.

    Good luck to you all.

    Kat
  10. by   missBelle
    Quote from wildorchid
    Hey!! I am also taking Chemistry II this semester and I am terrified. I took Chemistry I two semesters ago and I am currently reviewing everything because I start class tomorrow. I am horrible at chemistry even though I try my hardest and I know that it is a terrible attitude to have, but Chemistry= #1 fear. I hope that I have the strength to go through with it and not give up. Good luck to everyone who is taking a a class that is challenging to you, whether it is chemistry or some other class.

    I saw a Bible verse in another forum and would like to share it to everyone.

    Philippians 4:13: I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]. (NIV)
    (New Living Translation) For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need
    Don't give up do the best that you can. Im taking chem I now and it is difficult for me also. someone told me that the best way to get an understanding is to tackle as many problems as you can. Im taking chem II this summer if everything goes well with this semester.

    Blessings 2 you and stay positive
  11. by   missBelle
    Im taking chem II in the summer. I know I will need all the help I can recieve. I will join the group as well.
  12. by   FNPhopeful
    My professor non chalantly eluded to the fact some chem exam questions may have 'distracters'...........Look at this problem. (stoichiometry)


    How many moles of CO2 can be produced by the complete combustion of 3.1 moles C2H6?

    2 C2H6 + 7 O2 -------------> 4 CO2 + 6 H2O



    Is the term complete combustion a distracter? Because it definitely distracts me! The actual working out of the problem has nothing do to with wether it a complete combustion or not,.............because similar problems will say complete reaction or complete combustion or just 'reaction'

    But I'll look at it initially and go 'complete combustion'? now what does that change?
  13. by   FNPhopeful
    Could someone show me how to work this out, Please?



    What is the number of hydrogen atoms in 5.63 moles of Ca(C2H3O2)2 ?




    Thanks!!

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