Conceptual Questions

Science questions not covered in Chem 14A and 14B. Try to limit questions to chemistry (inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, environmental chemistry).

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Conceptual Questions

Postby 105012653 1F » Sun May 13, 2018 11:50 pm

What is the best way to study conceptual questions?

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Re: Conceptual Questions

Postby Cate Guempel 1C » Mon May 14, 2018 2:07 am

I would also like to know how others are studying for this. I end up drawing out everything I know (without notes or textbook) about different concepts/topics we have gone over and from there can see the holes in my thought processes. Explaining concepts to others or pretending to also helps see what you actually understand about the concept.

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Re: Conceptual Questions

Postby YeseniaGomez_1L » Mon May 14, 2018 8:06 am

I think it is helpful to just give yourself time to process more conceptual questions. If there is such a topic, it helps to just sit and think it out, even explain it to yourself or someone else. Drawing it out also seems really helpful, I think I will try it next time!

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Re: Conceptual Questions

Postby nelquosey » Mon May 14, 2018 11:09 am

I find it really helpful to watch videos on the concept, I like Crash Course Chemistry. I watch the video and take notes on it. It's also helpful to explain the concept to other people. If you can explain the concept without using notes you have a full understanding of the concept.

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Re: Conceptual Questions

Postby FizaBaloch1J » Mon May 14, 2018 12:03 pm

I too like to explain the concepts to people or find pneumonics that can help me try to remember trends for example and why those trends exist

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