How hard is intro to chemistry? - page 2
I heard that intro to chemistry is hard. Has anyone here taken intro to chemistry and can give any tips. Thanks... Read More
Sep 15, '07Quote from daytonitei went to the link and every time i try and open upon the various subjects i get an error message, is there any other way to access these subjects on this webpage? thanks"hard" is a subjective and relative term. what may be hard for one person can be easy to another. you are also asking how much math is involved? that depends on what the curriculum of this chemistry class is that you are taking at your school. i would recommend that you go to the campus and try to find students who have taken the intro to chemistry class at this school you are going to and ask them what classwork and math are involved. you might check to see if there is information about the class online since many colleges today have websites and many of the instructors put some information, including the course syllabus, online where it can be publicly accessed.
i was at one time a chemistry major. i was also at one time scared to death to take chemistry. this is what i learned. it is a very logical science. as long as you keep up with the reading and memorizing of the information from the very beginning of the class, you should have to problem with it. most science and math is logical and one concept builds upon the next. this is also true in nursing and medicine. from the very beginning, make flashcards of the elements, their atomic numbers and valences to help you memorize and learn them because you need to be able to pull this information from your memory later when you do some basic math problems. flashcards are the fastest and most painless way to learn information and retain it.
can you add, subtract, multiply and divide? do you remember the rules of working with fractions? this is all 8th grade level math. the only other thing you need to know is how to find "x" in a very basic equation from basic algebra--nothing fancy. the chemistry instructor will show you what you need to know about working with chemistry equations.
here is a website for high school students that is pretty much what is covered in an introduction to chemistry course. you might want to bookmark it to use as a reference for when you take your chemistry class.
Sep 15, '07Quote from trose84i've had this web link for a long time. it looks like they are redesigning the actual chemistry notes section (that's the "unit review" link on the top menu bar). the page we're linked into is links to other online resources for the subjects covered in the curriculum for basic high school chemistry. they are meant to be a supplemental help to these subject areas. the questions and study cards are still online. this redesigning of the site is new since i last accessed it. don't loose the link because this site has been active for a long time. the internet links may be good to explore.i went to the link and every time i try and open upon the various subjects i get an error message, is there any other way to access these subjects on this webpage? thanks
not to worry! i have a whole bunch of other weblinks for chemistry. i just happy to like the regent's prep site and chose to post it first. i have more!!! some of these are really much better! i just didn't know how serious you were about taking chemistry. check these out!
- http://www.wfu.edu/~ylwong/balanceeq/balanceq.html - simple interactive tutorial on balancing chemical equations with 10 additional practice exercises and step by step hints to help you out from wake forest university - you will have to download macromedia shockwave player to see the video (it's a free download) - there is also a game at this site to help learn the elements of the periodic table (see links on left side of page)
- http://www.sparknotes.com/chemistry/ - this is spark notes chemistry study guides
- http://www.learnchem.net/tutorials/ - listing of links to all kinds of tutorials on subjects in chemistry
- http://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/webdocs/chemteamindex.html - the chem team. a tutorial for high school chemistry.
- http://www.fordhamprep.com/gcurran/sho/sho/index.htm - science help online for chemistry from fordham prep
- http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/virtualtextbook.html - general chemistry virtual textbook, the main page.
- http://www.learner.org/resources/series61.html - the world of chemistry videos
- http://www.chemhelper.com/glossary.html - organic chemistry glossary from organic chemistry help! http://www.chemhelper.com/tutorials.html - tutorials on the site
- http://www.indexdirect.com/abez/chemistry/ - organic chemistry how to. basics on naming and formation of basic compounds.
- http://www.chemguide.co.uk/basicorg/convmenu.html - understanding chemistry. beginning concepts in organic chemistry
Sep 15, '07I had a really hard time with Chemistry, but I'm also horrible at math and it was mostly the equations that I had trouble with. As long as you pay attention and make sure to study, I'm sure you'll do fine. Good luck.
Sep 15, '07I think Chem is interesting but defenitely NOT my fav subject. theres alot involved. You MUST be dedicated! Just study study study...Best wishes.
Sep 17, '07Personally, I think Chem sucked. However, it is necessary. So the best piece of advice I can give is to study hard, pay attention, and finish so you never have to do it again...