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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by UCLABruin, May 31, 2002.

  1. UCLABruin

    UCLABruin Junior Member
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    Hi... I was just wondering if anyone else found organic chem to be a lot easier than other chem. I have taken general chem, kinetics/thermodynamics, and this quarter I am taking organic. I like organic so much more than the other chem that I have taken. Is anyone else like this? :)
     
  2. Sweet Tea

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    oh yeah, orgo is much better. no math, and that makes me very very happy <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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  3. Doctor Octopus

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    O-chem starts out easy, but gets more challenging in the second half of the course. Nevertheless, I found it easier and more fun then Gen Chem.
     
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  4. Angel_Eyes

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    ARE YOU ALL OUT OF YOUR MINDS??? <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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  5. Forensic Chick

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    Annie, I must second that!! I had a professor that liked to give 3 midterms per quarter (yes, quarter - which is TEN WEEKS) and 4 quizzes... I understand every science BUT chemistry - so my 30 weeks of o-chem were pure hell. I did enjoy the labs though. :)
     
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    depends on the professor. if you had ochem with Orville Chapman you would not be saying it's easier than gchem. Maybe if you had Luceigh or someone else.
     
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  7. Jedi In Training

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    Organic Chemistry definitely more interesting and therefore easier to study for than General Chemistry. All I remember from General Chemistry is wasting my Thursday afternoons in lab washing tubes and drawing charts for an experiment that took 30 minutes and that I already did in high school.
     
  8. candybits

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    I started out really enjoying org chem, but then the reactions kicked in, and I was all confused! I started hating it ever since then! :p
     
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    Organic chemistry was the easiest course... I don't know why, but the reactions were a lot easier than I expected, the mechanisms too. Now, ADVANCED Organic is something to write home about! I took that course and it was a killer!

    I hate inorganic chem... I think most bio majors lappreciate Organic a lot more.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Street Philosopher:
    <strong>Maybe if you had Luceigh or someone else.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yeah, I have Luceigh this quarter (and I will have her next quarter). Does this mean that she is easier than most?
     
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    I must concur, O-chem is fun! I found it to be pretty easy too. It's not hard to memorize a few reactions. And the mechanisms that you study make everything intelligible. Have fun in Biochem too.
     
  12. JulianCrane

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    Orgo 1 is absolutely horrible. There is NO fun whatsoever in that course. Orgo 2 is no picnic either, but there are so pretty neat reactions involved. I liked Orgo 2 because the material was more concentrated and focused. But, to each his own. . .
     
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  13. Femtochemistry

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    Post your favorite Org Chem reaction(s):

    The Grignard:
    R-X + Mg ----EtO2----&gt; RMgX

    A "deadly" way of making benzene :D
    3(C2H2) ----Fe/500C---&gt; C6H6
     
  14. Street Philosopher

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by UCLABruin:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Street Philosopher:
    <strong>Maybe if you had Luceigh or someone else.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yeah, I have Luceigh this quarter (and I will have her next quarter). Does this mean that she is easier than most?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Not exactly. I think it has to do with the fact that she actually knows how to teach Ochem. She's a great teacher from what I've heard.
     
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  15. The Philosopher

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    OH MY GOD....

    We have gotten as far as to posting our favorite orgo-chem reactions????

    WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TOO?? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  16. Femtochemistry

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    I am a chem fool. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

    I dont think O chem was that bad; if studied just 1-2 hours a day for O chem, it would be somewhat "less difficult" you could say.

    And heres to you The Philosopher:

    <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />

    hehhe j/k man...it's all good :cool:
     

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