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Thermodynamics

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by triumphbr, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. triumphbr

    triumphbr Yeah I'm accepted. 2+ Year Member

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    uhg.. This stuff is frying my brain and I cannot find anything that is putting it into perspective.

    :scared: <--- me

    I get it.. then I don't get it. Just about the time I think AHA! it slips out of my grasp. lol :smuggrin:

    weird part is kinetics makes perfect sense... anyway.

    know of good site/resource on chemical thermodynamics on a basic chem level?

    thanks!
     
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  3. acetyl

    acetyl 5+ Year Member

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    I agree. Thermo is very abstract.
     
  4. triumphbr

    triumphbr Yeah I'm accepted. 2+ Year Member

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    thanks maybe that will un-frazzle my poor little brain.
     
  5. lvp0021

    lvp0021 2+ Year Member

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    Wait until you get to quantum mechanics in physical chemistry... :(
    Hopefully your undergrad degree won't ask you to take this. My biochem degree requires pchem 1, which is entirely about thermodynamics and I did enjoyed it to some degree. But the pchem 2 just annoys me so so much as you don't really know what on earth is going on!!!
     
  6. GatorRxGirl

    GatorRxGirl 5+ Year Member

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    Somewhere on the beach.
    It breaks my heart to hear someone say they don't like quantum.
     
  7. krsnyf

    krsnyf 5+ Year Member

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    i know what you mean... i managed a B with lots of hard work. luckily my professor offered to write me a letter of rec, so hard work does pay off.
     
  8. lvp0021

    lvp0021 2+ Year Member

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    I am so sorry to upset you ... I didn't mean to indeed. I am having a very high A average in that pchem 2 class right now and the professor is extremely nice and knowledgable. However, I did not enjoy it at all like I did with pchem 1. Maybe it's just me and my brain that reject the subject. We are doing spectroscopy now and I think it's getting better compared to the initial wavefunctions sections. I just hope there 's not gonna be any quantums in pharmschool as I can force myself to study for it, but truthfully, I don't enjoy it...Again, I am sorry to make you unhappy :)
     
  9. kikidun21

    kikidun21 2+ Year Member

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    I agree that thermodynamics is very rough.

    Have you considered getting a tutor? Sometimes it helps to have someone who is an expert in the subject explain it to you throughly. I am a chemistry tutor, and I have seen students make huge stride in pchem 1 & 2.

    If you can get kinetics you should be able to get thermodynamics. Therefore, my advice to you as a tutor, is to learn and understand the laws of thermodynamics. Also Learn and understand your equations and every entity involved in your equation. And finally do not over think the questions.
     

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