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    I actually withdrew my university application after that exam i'm not joking. All I needed was a B in chemistry but nope no WJEC couldn't do that and this is the last exam before the new syllabus. Which means no more resist. And this is my first time doing a level.
    For me to get a B now in chemistry i'd have to probably get A in chem1 A in Chem2 A* in chem3 probably a D in Chem 4 and maybe a B in chem 5 and A* in Chem6 and maybe I might scrape a B. But that's not going to happen I know for sure I don't even have enough for my insurance.
    I'm actually complaining because that was horrendous the point of an exam is to test us on A level's syllabus they tested us on maybe 20% of all.
    Teach us how to add subtract times and divide then test us on addition only that means 3/4 they don't know if we're capable of it so it's an a level on a 1/4 of the course.
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    I ran out of time before finishing the last question on why the yield was low, but my first reason was to do with the fact it was a two step reaction ~ so losses will be more or something like that
    God yes the two step process sounds right, wish I'd put that
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    Annoying how small they spaces they gave you to write in for disproving the statements were
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    Was unsure how to answer the 7 marker too, so I think i just put conditions/reaction type/reactants and then I did the mechanism (including the making of the CH3+ electrophile for CH3Cl)
    I'm pretty sure the question said to Put reactants/reaction type/ conditions + 'describe the mechanism' (correct me if im wrong), so not 100% on whether i was supposed to write out the mechanism, but whatever
    I drew out the mechanism because I didn't know how to describe it?! Then I just added on about how it attacked the electron rich benzene ring and about how the halogen carrier has been reformed, not sure if I needed more ahaha
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    (Original post by Chemistry Master)
    I actually withdrew my university application after that exam i'm not joking. All I needed was a B in chemistry but nope no WJEC couldn't do that and this is the last exam before the new syllabus. Which means no more resist. And this is my first time doing a level.
    For me to get a B now in chemistry i'd have to probably get A in chem1 A in Chem2 A* in chem3 probably a D in Chem 4 and maybe a B in chem 5 and A* in Chem6 and maybe I might scrape a B. But that's not going to happen I know for sure I don't even have enough for my insurance.
    I'm actually complaining because that was horrendous the point of an exam is to test us on A level's syllabus they tested us on maybe 20% of all.
    Teach us how to add subtract times and divide then test us on addition only that means 3/4 they don't know if we're capable of it so it's an a level on a 1/4 of the course.
    The AS is on the new syllabus already and I resat the old syllabus for ch2 this year. You can still resit old syllabus ch4 next year, it's called a 'legacy paper' instead.
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    Annoying how small they spaces they gave you to write in for disproving the statements were
    Threw me off a bit that the first one had two QWC marks, but none of the others did?? Also what did you talk about for the last one about the alpha amino acids?
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    (Original post by sumeyyatontus)
    I drew out the mechanism because I didn't know how to describe it?! Then I just added on about how it attacked the electron rich benzene ring and about how the halogen carrier has been reformed
    ya that's what i said/did apart from the bit about it attacking the electron rich bezene ring
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    (Original post by Mango88)
    Also what did you talk about for the last one about the alpha amino acids?
    Remind me what the question was
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    Anyone wanna make a prediction on the grade boundary for an A??
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    Remind me what the question was
    It was about why they have higher melting/boiling temperatures than expected. I wrote about how they form zwitterions and bond with ionic bonding which is stronger than hydrogen bonding and van der waals
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    (Original post by sumeyyatontus)
    It was about why they have higher melting/boiling temperatures than expected. I wrote about how they form zwitterions and bond with ionic bonding which is stronger than hydrogen bonding and van der waals
    That was part of question 3?

    I remember the last question being on why they were soluble in water mmm
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    (Original post by sumeyyatontus)
    It was about why they have higher melting/boiling temperatures than expected. I wrote about how they form zwitterions and bond with ionic bonding which is stronger than hydrogen bonding and van der waals
    I said the same excellent. Annoyingly I must have misread the mechanism question, I didn't describe the mechanism at all, I just drew it out. Very annoying.
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    That was part of question 3?

    I remember the last question being on why they were soluble in water mmm
    Wasn't that about glucose / sucrose / fructose?
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    (Original post by sumeyyatontus)
    Wasn't that about glucose / sucrose / fructose?
    Yeah, I just can't remember being asked a question on the boiling points of amino acids
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    Yeah, I just can't remember being asked a question on the boiling points of amino acids
    It was the last part of question 2
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    The AS is on the new syllabus already and I resat the old syllabus for ch2 this year. You can still resit old syllabus ch4 next year, it's called a 'legacy paper' instead.
    I've already had to resit my AS once because I was betrayed buy my school I was literally teaching myself AS chemistry my teacher was as good as a monkey teaching AS chemistry
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    (Original post by wwwwwwwwwwwf)
    Was unsure how to answer the 7 marker too, so I think i just put conditions/reaction type/reactants and then I did the mechanism (including the making of the CH3+ electrophile for CH3Cl)
    I'm pretty sure the question said to Put reactants/reaction type/ conditions + 'describe the mechanism' (correct me if im wrong), so not 100% on whether i was supposed to write out the mechanism, but whatever
    Ch3Cl would give you chlorobenzene not methyl benzene.
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    (Original post by Chemistry Master)
    Ch3Cl would give you chlorobenzene not methyl benzene.
    Na it gives you methyl bezene

    http://www.chemguide.co.uk/mechanism...b/fcalkyl.html
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    Can someone remember what the questions for question 4 were (apart from the NMR and mass spec bits)
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    the paper was written by a 6 year old. all the questions were terribly written.
 
 
 
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