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Hey, does anyone have any suggestions on inorganic chemistry help. I just cant seem to understand it. I go over problems and study for hours on end. I just cant seem to get what is going on. I have A's in all my other classes, advanced micro, intro to path, econ stat. This class is killing me, the 4 tests are worth 10% each almost half of our grade. and we have one on tuesday. Please help :-(
 

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hey, i'm in inorg right now too...mo theory is killing me right now, we have a quiz on friday...wut topic r u on right now?
 

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How r ur Engrish classes going, tennis?

In most Inorganic Chem classes the tests are worth >80% of your grade. Consider yourself lucky.

And study more. Always study more.
 

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Seriously, 10% per test is nothing. You could get a zero on one and still make an A.

Our orgo final alone is 50% of our grade.
 

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Yup our tests are 75%, but idk if I can really help you about the studying part. Just keep at it, and try to get help from the professor or if your school provides a tutorial service that is a good option.
 

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for inorganic, wikipedia was my friend. but it honestly is a fun class once you get the hang of it. just the application of different theories. keep telling yourself that you love it...or you'll start to hate it (does that make any sense?)
and yes, 10% is nothing! its not a big deal if you dont do so well on the tests. Good Luck :)
 

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for inorganic, wikipedia was my friend. but it honestly is a fun class once you get the hang of it. just the application of different theories. keep telling yourself that you love it...or you'll start to hate it (does that make any sense?)
and yes, 10% is nothing! its not a big deal if you dont do so well on the tests. Good Luck :)

I kept telling myself I love chemistry but I still hated inorganic with a passion...if there was a heaven and hell, inorganic chemistry is what they'd teach in the latter. And since I'm sure someone will mention it, physical chemistry & analytical chemistry are probably reserved for the people in hell who screwed up bad. ;P
 

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I kept telling myself I love chemistry but I still hated inorganic with a passion...if there was a heaven and hell, inorganic chemistry is what they'd teach in the latter. And since I'm sure someone will mention it, physical chemistry & analytical chemistry are probably reserved for the people in hell who screwed up bad. ;P
hahaha, good analogy.

So what do you learn in your heaven???

Mine would be anatomy with my avatar to practice on!!
 

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I kept telling myself I love chemistry but I still hated inorganic with a passion...if there was a heaven and hell, inorganic chemistry is what they'd teach in the latter. And since I'm sure someone will mention it, physical chemistry & analytical chemistry are probably reserved for the people in hell who screwed up bad. ;P

hahaha :laugh: i couldnt agree more
 

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inorganic chem, chem1 and chem2, are usually the weed out classes for freshman pre-med students.
 

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You should probably check out the reqs at most med schools.

Inorganic chemistry is usually in there.
 

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You should probably check out the reqs at most med schools.

Inorganic chemistry is usually in there.

this is a typical misconception that non-chemistry majors have. as a chemistry major, i hate when people refer to freshmen chemistry as inorganic chemistry; general chemistry is more appropriate.

inorganic chemistry is a senior level class that chem majors take teaching concepts such as molecular orbital theory, ligand field theory, crystal field theory, group theory, coordination chemistry, etc.
 

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Except a lot of colleges call the general chemistry sequence inorganic chemistry.
 

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this is a typical misconception that non-chemistry majors have. as a chemistry major, i hate when people refer to freshmen chemistry as inorganic chemistry; general chemistry is more appropriate.

inorganic chemistry is a senior level class that chem majors take teaching concepts such as molecular orbital theory, ligand field theory, crystal field theory, group theory, coordination chemistry, etc.

Erm, well I learned all that stuff in gen chem 2...I'm guessing you mean that they cover it in much greater detail. I'm aware of the distinction between inorganic chem and gen chem; I guess I just forgot that the OP may have been referring to the upper div inorganic and not actually gen chem per se.

Either way, I hate that crap. I can't wait to start organic chemistry in the fall....the survey of it we did in gen chem 2 was the only interesting part about that class.

And yes amwatts, I'd say heaven would be the anatomy and the lab w/your avatar to go along with it. :cool:
 

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Erm, well I learned all that stuff in gen chem 2...I'm guessing you mean that they cover it in much greater detail. I'm aware of the distinction between inorganic chem and gen chem; I guess I just forgot that the OP may have been referring to the upper div inorganic and not actually gen chem per se.

Either way, I hate that crap. I can't wait to start organic chemistry in the fall....the survey of it we did in gen chem 2 was the only interesting part about that class.

And yes amwatts, I'd say heaven would be the anatomy and the lab w/your avatar to go along with it. :cool:
You are gonna regret that lol. Orgo has been the only chem class I havent enjoyed, well atleast orgo 2. Orgo 1 was awesome bc my professor liked to talk about all the sex and beer he had back in his harvard days.
 

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Inorganic sucks! We just had our first exam on group theory and character tables... Moving on to acid/base MO theory now....gah.
 

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You are gonna regret that lol. Orgo has been the only chem class I havent enjoyed, well atleast orgo 2. Orgo 1 was awesome bc my professor liked to talk about all the sex and beer he had back in his harvard days.

True...I hear the organic teacher at UCSB is absolutely horrid, come to think of it. Ah well...I'm finishing calc 2 and I'm done with gen chem, so the way I see it, outside of physics, I'm done with math so any math-based chem can go straight to hell with a can of gas and a match. :D
 
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Erm, well I learned all that stuff in gen chem 2...I'm guessing you mean that they cover it in much greater detail. I'm aware of the distinction between inorganic chem and gen chem; I guess I just forgot that the OP may have been referring to the upper div inorganic and not actually gen chem per se.

Either way, I hate that crap. I can't wait to start organic chemistry in the fall....the survey of it we did in gen chem 2 was the only interesting part about that class.

And yes amwatts, I'd say heaven would be the anatomy and the lab w/your avatar to go along with it. :cool:
if you're a visual person you'll love organic chem.
 

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hey, i'm in inorg right now too...mo theory is killing me right now, we have a quiz on friday...wut topic r u on right now?
Hey, does anyone have any suggestions on inorganic chemistry help. I just cant seem to understand it. I go over problems and study for hours on end. I just cant seem to get what is going on. I have A's in all my other classes, advanced micro, intro to path, econ stat. This class is killing me, the 4 tests are worth 10% each almost half of our grade. and we have one on tuesday. Please help :-(

This is WAY late, but I always tell people that the inorganic concepts (especially in gen chem 1) will come easier if you read the chapter, think about it, sleep on it, review it again, and then just stop thinking about it so much. It's really not that hard, and once you get it MO theory is actually sort of mind-blowing (and really helpful for organic chemistry!).
Gen chem II, on the other hand, needs to burn in hell and I feel sorry for anyone whose hopes & dreams require them to suffer through that cluster-cuss of a course--I'd rather take organic 1 & 2 twice over than have to take gen chem 2 once...but then again, a teensy bit of it IS used in organic. Although not so much that they wouldn't be able to take the first lecture or two and teach what you need to know.
 
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