liked organic=liked biochem

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  1. if i liked organic chemistry because its not alot of memorization (i dont think it is, i try to study to understand mechanisms very well and really enjoy questions like "propose a mechanism")...will i most likely hate a year of biochemistry?
     
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    I took a quarter of biochem and I enjoyed it. I kinda like ochem too (the synthesis part, hate mechanism).

    biochem is different though, there's tons of memorization, memorizing all the pathways and structures might be a bit overwhelming at first but once you see the big picture, it's not that bad.
     
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    What kind of Ochem class did you take? I memorized the mechanics over the mechanisms too, but still, there is a LOT of rote memorization that has nothing to do with electron pushing and what attacks, where, etc.

    I am taking biochem now and am enjoying it. There is a lot of memorization (less than Ochem IMO) but learning how things actually work in the living world is a lot more interesting than in the Ochem laboratory world.
     
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    Biochem is taught in different ways and depends on the teacher...some focus more on the biological aspects while others the chemical aspects....the one i took focused more on the chemical aspects and we had to memorize how to draw insane compounds for no reason (no not the amino acids more like carboxypeptidase etc)...
     
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    I took a semester of Biochem. I found the first 2/3 to be concept driven (enzyme kinetics, protein folding, biochem of macromolecules), but the last third was pure memorization (energy and metabolism).

    I really enjoyed the course though. It was really hard, but it was interesting to relearn all the biology through a chem perspective.
     
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    i liked organic chem II and also liked biochem (i took organic before biochem)..but at my school, biochem didnt emphasize as much organic chem as i thought it would...it basically stuck to the bio models and pathways..
     
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    Loved biochemistry (my field of study in graduate school) but was not "carbon-friendly" as an undergraduate chemistry major.
     
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    i abhor ochem, i LOVED biochem. different strokes for different folks
     
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    I loved both classes. However, biochem is very different than organic.
     
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    I hated orgo with a passion and now I dare not touch any more chem.

    But what do you people say about biochem vs. molbio. Are the topics similar? I was talking to someone and he said that molbio and biochem came together very nicely.
    true?
     
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    wasn't a huge fan of orgo but loved biochem. i think it differs by person.
     
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    loved loved loved orgo (need to think to do well)

    hated hated hated biochem (need to commit time to memorize to do well)
     
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    Loathed organic (and it loathed me in turn!), loved biochemistry.
     
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    I loved organic and I loved biochem. The only students I know who didn't like both didn't really like Biology.
     
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    liked orgo...hate biochem

    depends on teacher and course. covering 28 chapters of biochem in 1 semester (Biochem I & II) in 1 semester makes it suck even more...
     

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