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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by kamandsam, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. kamandsam

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    Two questions:

    Firstly, do you think adcoms like upper division chemistry classes like thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and kinetics?

    Secondly, I just finished my Thermodynamics final and am confident about all of mys answers accept the following. Given the RXN H2 + Cl2 --> 2 HCL with CP=-4.44, T=298 K and delta H (naught) of -184.4 what is delta H naught at 500K? I think the prof threw in this Gen Chem question to mess with us!

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Chesnok

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    Don't worry, you, probably, answered other q's right. Nobody is ideal :)
     
  4. DROCKINDAHOUSE

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    Well FIRST, yeah I would assume that admissions committee members do like to see upper level chemistry classes on transcripts. At all of my interviews everyone had nothing but praise for all the chemistry that I had taken IN ADDITION TO several difficult upper level bio classes. Remember though, biology is far more useful to you in dental school than chemistry ever will be.

    Second, I don't know if you're serious or if you're trying to prove how smart you are by rattling of some random a** question from a GENERAL chemistry exam but save it.
     
  5. kamandsam

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    Friendly guy.

    It is a question.
     
  6. who knows...

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    I am finding it REALLY hard to get myself to study Physical Chemistry for my final coming up...GRRRRRR

    And also, I only have two more chemistry courses (instrumental analysis and physical chem 2) to take to finish of my Biochem degree...I had planned to take them next semester...but having one acceptance is really tempting me to just drop them and graduate with a general science at the end of this semester and just work next semester!! Does anyone know if we can do that or do we have to graduate with the degree we stated on AADSAS?

    I hate these upper chemistry courses lol..
     
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    If you are in, then ditch PChem II. I would. Why torture yourself.
     
  8. who knows...

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    lol yeah that's what i want to do! I'm just worried to do so without asking the school first...I really hope they don't care ...because without it I would only graduate with a general science instead of a biochem and biotech honors...(feels kinda sad to drop the fancy name for only two courses left lol... but meh...)
     
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    oh and I am working on calculating the delta H of a reaction right this moment lol!
     
  10. kamandsam

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    Thanks. Might be a good review. :) I couldnt remember the equation for delta Hnaught! Ughh.
     
  11. Stephie3

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    physical chemistry lab is the worst class in the entire world.

    don't be a chem major, switch to bio now solely for this reason.

    i am getting an incomplete in pchem lab this semester. should have taken the frowny face on www.ratemyprofessor.com seriously
     
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    Physical chemistry is an enriching experience. Nothing beats thermo, kinetics, dynamics following by statistical mechanics with the lovely Boltzmann distribution. You'll plow through it. Pchem lab is annoying... 14 labs at a min of 8 pages a piece... gets old quick
     
  13. kamandsam

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    It definitely helps with brain growth.
     
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    PChem lab is trying to kill me. I agree with kamandsam, definitely helps brain growth.
     
  15. Chesnok

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    or brain hurting if you overstudy :)
     
  16. Oralfixation

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    I think they would rather see community involvement. But that is just my opinion. Both would be perfect.
     

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