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Inorganic chemistry is so hard- A level chem

I'm in yr 12 and I am struggling with inorganic chemistry. I do ocr and we have just finished the AS side of a levels. Module 2,3 is inorganic, and module 4 is organic. I find organic chemistry hard but it is okay to understand and it makes sense, i enjoy organic. I have test on monday and it's on not the inorganic and organic side of as. I am doing past questions for inorganic and i cant attempt one with looking at the markscheme. I don't even know where to start. It is just math which i am absolutely horrendous at. I am so worried. I have been stuck marking a paper and trying to understand the steps for about 3 hours now. It's just so time consuming not understanding it the first time. I'm feeling very overwhelmed and anxious i have to also revise organic and the teacher announced the test last minute to but i know i should have been prepared anyway.
Original post by Elum
I'm in yr 12 and I am struggling with inorganic chemistry. I do ocr and we have just finished the AS side of a levels. Module 2,3 is inorganic, and module 4 is organic. I find organic chemistry hard but it is okay to understand and it makes sense, i enjoy organic. I have test on monday and it's on not the inorganic and organic side of as. I am doing past questions for inorganic and i cant attempt one with looking at the markscheme. I don't even know where to start. It is just math which i am absolutely horrendous at. I am so worried. I have been stuck marking a paper and trying to understand the steps for about 3 hours now. It's just so time consuming not understanding it the first time. I'm feeling very overwhelmed and anxious i have to also revise organic and the teacher announced the test last minute to but i know i should have been prepared anyway.


So what is your question?
Reply 2
Original post by Reality Check
So what is your question?

How do i get better at inorganic chemistry? Some could infer that from my post.
Reply 3
some of it is just memorisation, the group properties/ionisation energy etc. but for module 2 you need to learn all the equations, the moles one, pv=nrt one, the units for each one, standard RTP, conversions etc. then watch videos explaining example questions. try see what's throwing you off then try some more questions yourself :smile:
Reply 4
Honestly, its mainly just equilibrium- dynamic equilibrium, equilibrium constant and Kp
Original post by Elum
How do i get better at inorganic chemistry? Some could infer that from my post.


It was wrapped up in so much unnecessary verbiage, it was difficult to tell what the actual question was. I was going to help you actually, but forget it.
Original post by Elum
Honestly, its mainly just equilibrium- dynamic equilibrium, equilibrium constant and Kp




I found equilibrium topics relatively straight forward because of using MaChemGuy on YouTube, and then just attempting a bunch of practice questions on it.

The questions are also often repeated, and the mark scheme always wants the same answers but just in different contexts.
Reply 7
try the equilibrium section here, its fairly short and concise

https://science-revision.co.uk/A-level_site_index.html

also try revision summary on chemrevise.org

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