Inorganic Chemistry is horrible

Watch this thread
username2835262
Badges: 19
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
How on earth am I supposed to remember all of the reactions/equations for the transition metals and metal-aqua ions? The inorganic section reads like an encyclopedia - horrible.

The textbook doesn't say which ones we need to remember, but there are so many that it seems ridiculous if they expect us to remember all of them.

Does anyone have any advice, and can tell me exactly what we need to remember in regards to A2 inorganic chemistry?
1
reply
alow
Badges: 19
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
Take a look at your specification, but if there's a reaction in the textbook it would be a good idea to remember it or remember the principles behind why it happens, so you can work out any reactions in the exam.

Also inorganic chemistry is lovely.
0
reply
2384911
Badges: 3
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 5 years ago
#3
(Original post by W. A. Mozart)
How on earth am I supposed to remember all of the reactions/equations for the transition metals and metal-aqua ions? The inorganic section reads like an encyclopedia - horrible.

The textbook doesn't say which ones we need to remember, but there are so many that it seems ridiculous if they expect us to remember all of them.

Does anyone have any advice, and can tell me exactly what we need to remember in regards to A2 inorganic chemistry?
I agree, Inorganic Chemistry is absolute tosh. The A Level Chemistry Specification is EXTREMELY dull when it comes to inorganic chemistry and becomes a game of "Who can remember all these colours?". Is your exam board AQA?
2
reply
username1539513
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 5 years ago
#4
(Original post by W. A. Mozart)
How on earth am I supposed to remember all of the reactions/equations for the transition metals and metal-aqua ions? The inorganic section reads like an encyclopedia - horrible.

The textbook doesn't say which ones we need to remember, but there are so many that it seems ridiculous if they expect us to remember all of them.

Does anyone have any advice, and can tell me exactly what we need to remember in regards to A2 inorganic chemistry?
Just spam your memory with a table of all the reactions and the colours; it's what I did and I got a B in that unit
0
reply
username2835262
Badges: 19
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#5
(Original post by AshEntropy)
I agree, Inorganic Chemistry is absolute tosh. The A Level Chemistry Specification is EXTREMELY dull when it comes to inorganic chemistry and becomes a game of "Who can remember all these colours?". Is your exam board AQA?
Yes AQA, it's literally just a list of things that we need to remember.
0
reply
TheBBQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#6
Report 5 years ago
#6
(Original post by W. A. Mozart)
Yes AQA, it's literally just a list of things that we need to remember.
Pretty much just memory when it comes to inorganic AQA with the colours and such. Better get revising!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Year 12s - where are you at with making decisions about university?

I’ve chosen my course and my university (26)
28.26%
I’ve chosen my course and shortlisted some universities (31)
33.7%
I’ve chosen my course, but not any universities (8)
8.7%
I’ve chosen my university, but not my course (3)
3.26%
I’ve shortlisted some universities, but not my course (5)
5.43%
I’m starting to consider my university options (13)
14.13%
I haven’t started thinking about university yet (4)
4.35%
I’m not planning on going to university (2)
2.17%

Watched Threads

View All