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    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?
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    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.
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    (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?
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    (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
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    (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.
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    (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!
 
 
 
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