general chem exam study help

<p>I have my first chem exam a week from tomorrow and am looking for some advice in terms of studying. It is on three chapters: organic chemistry, thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. </p>

<p>The test is all multiple choice and is somewhere around 25 questions.</p>

<p>I have been struggling a lot with the course because I did not take the first half of General Chemistry at the same school.</p>

<p>Ive been going to tutoring and seeking extra help but it has not helped as much as I have hoped. Any advice for how to study and do well on the exam?</p>

<p>Chemistry is actually not a hard subject (general only) if you can apply your own logic to it. Organic chemistry is a lot of memorization, so yes, you will have to dedicate a lot of time to that. Thermodynamics is very logical and consistent. Just know your formulas, but HOW THEY WORK, not just how to use them. Chemical Kinetics should be approached the same way as thermo. Make sure you understand the concepts thoroughly. </p>

<p>Try teaching someone the concepts and answering all questions they ask. If you can explain everything in depth and why this happens or why you do this, you will do fine. If you have trouble explaining it but know it on the tip of your tongue, try going over that section again.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>