Does anyone else hate Orgo?

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I'm sorry...but I just hate Organic Chemistry. Am I the only one that feels this way? It's hard, it's boring, it's awful. And..I'm not doing well in it at all.

Me...ranting. Sorry. I have to let it out as I study for Orgo finals...:(
 

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I'm sorry...but I just hate Organic Chemistry. Am I the only one that feels this way? It's hard, it's boring, it's awful. And..I'm not doing well in it at all.

Me...ranting. Sorry. I have to let it out as I study for Orgo finals...:(

No, I actually liked organic chemistry. It wasn't nearly as hard as its reputation would lead people to think. In my opinion, the difficulty of chemistry classes increases as you move through the alphabet: G-chem < O-chem < P-chem. P-chem was pretty brutal.
 
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I'm sorry...but I just hate Organic Chemistry. Am I the only one that feels this way? It's hard, it's boring, it's awful. And..I'm not doing well in it at all.

Me...ranting. Sorry. I have to let it out as I study for Orgo finals...:(

dude, i totally feel you... just get this **** done with and you'll never ever have to see it again (except for the MCAT)...it's not even that it's hard - it's annoying, time consuming and ******ed...
 

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Um okay, I guess we're more of a minority than we thought.

*proudly raises her hand*

I hate organic chemistry with a passion and cannot wait until after organic chemistry II so I can forget everything.
 

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No, I actually liked organic chemistry. It wasn't nearly as hard as its reputation would lead people to think. In my opinion, the difficulty of chemistry classes increases as you move through the alphabet: G-chem < O-chem < P-chem. P-chem was pretty brutal.


Amen -- P-chem is a beast.


But organic doesn't have to be that bad...of the five professors who teach it at my school, one is excellent, one is ok, one is mediocre, and good luck surviving either of the other two. How bad the class is really just depends on who you take for it.
 
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Loved O-chem...I changed my major to Biochem after those courses. By the way there is no second O in the word Organic so why does everyone call it ORGO?!?!?!

I don't know either; it kind of gets on my nerves, lol. There was a thread awhile back that showed it differs in location. Overall, one coast says "orgo" and the other say "o-chem."

I've always just called it organic.:rolleyes:
 

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I really enjoyed o-chem, but NMR and mass spec can blow me. God, I hated having to learn those patterns and figuring out fragment masses.. I enjoyed the reactions much better.
 

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A little part of me died inside when I saw this thread title...

Seriously, though, I love orgo. Out of all of the science classes I've taken, orgo was one of my favorites (along with some of the more medically-relevant bio classes such as physiology and anatomy). I think it's better than physics or gen chem, and way easier than p-chem.

Plus, think about when you're a doctor writing prescriptions for your patients- so much of the way the drugs work in the body can be understood from organic chemistry. I think it's really interesting learning about how small drug molecules can help cure diseases through reactions that occur in your body. My orgo professor wrote themed exams in which the exam was based off a current literature from a medically-relevant topic. For example, one exam was about HIV reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, another exam was about nicotine and carcinogens, another exam was about the molecular basis of aging, and another exam was about anti-cancer proteasome inhibitors. All of these exams showed how organic chemistry affects these medical issures, which I thought was really cool.

Sure, I thought orgo was hard and it can be boring going through the basics, but once you have that knowledge base, you will be able to learn about much more interesting topics relevant to medicine.
 

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I really enjoyed o-chem, but NMR and mass spec can blow me. God, I hated having to learn those patterns and figuring out fragment masses.. I enjoyed the reactions much better.
Every single one of my classmates, including myself, hated o-chem. It was the most pointless class, by far, I took as an undergrad (even worse than comparative literature). The only thing I really remember about it is a vague recollection of something called a Clasien Condensation. I''m not quite sure what that is, and I don't think I ever did.


By the way, did you know that, "Did you like organic chemistry" is a commonly used weed-out question during med school interviews. If the applicant answers in the affirmative, their application goes in the trash.
 
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By the way, did you know that, "Did you like organic chemistry" is a commonly used weed-out question during med school interviews. If the applicant answers in the affirmative, their application goes in the trash.

Good thing I answered with genetics when an interviewer asked me :D His response was "did you just say that because I'm a geneticist?" (I honestly had no clue he was a geneticist) End result: accepted.
 

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Every single one of my classmates, including myself, hated o-chem. It was the most pointless class, by far, I took as an undergrad (even worse than comparative literature). The only thing I really remember about it is a vague recollection of something called a Clasien Condensation. I''m not quite sure what that is, and I don't think I ever did.


By the way, did you know that, "Did you like organic chemistry" is a commonly used weed-out question during med school interviews. If the applicant answers in the affirmative, their application goes in the trash.


Clearly you have never taken zoology.
 

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I love organic chemistry.

However, I do hate the word "orgo'.

Also, while we're on the subject, I hate the word "metabolics." Why do people call it metabolics when the course is metabolic biochemistry? NO extra s! CALL IT METABOLIC!
 
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It's O-Chem, stop calling it Orgo, goddam it! So freaking annoying when someone says Orgo.
Also, why the hell do some people call it MCATs? Where the hell does that "s" come from anyway?
 

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By the way, did you know that, "Did you like organic chemistry" is a commonly used weed-out question during med school interviews. If the applicant answers in the affirmative, their application goes in the trash.

Wow that's a load of Bulls***. They are not going to dump out an application just b/c of one question. I answered to my interviewer that O-chem was one of my favorite classes....accepted!
 

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I had one interviewer asked me if I enjoyed Organic (I TA'd and SI'd for it), and he gave me a crazy look while he asked. Lol, I think I said something along the lines of I did enjoy it, but I TA'd and SI'd to help out other students, not because I really loved it (but I really do!).

Accepted.
 

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Orgo II was ballin. Orgo I sucked, and I'm glad it's over. It's no where near the ugliness of anal chem though. Just be glad anal chem is not a pre-med requirement. They call it anal chem for a reason.
 
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