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### Memorization Tricks

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:58 pm
These were horrible for me to remember in high school. Does anyone have any tricks or mnemonic devices for memorizing hybridization? I'd like to start early on these since historically, I had so much trouble with them. Thank you!

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:03 am
Does anyone have any tricks for memorizing conversion units? I'm so bad at converting and always forget to convert certain numbers and get them mixed up!

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:35 am
Flashcards are always a good way to memorize things.

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:59 am
Also someone had told me this cool memorization trick for SI units.
"Good Models Know How Dunkin Donuts Can Make U Not Petit
Giga, Mega, Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Deci, Centi, Milli, Micro (symbol looks like a āUā), Nano, Pico"

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:09 pm
Hi! For the units, my high school chem teacher said it would help if you think about it like a stair case. This way, you know which way to move your decimal. I attached a photo of the "metric stairs" to this comment.

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:07 pm
Another good acronym is Kings Hate Dragons Because Dragons Can't Make Money for Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli, and Micro.

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:07 am
for memorizing hybridization like s p d f orbitals I set them up in columns from 1s to 7s 2p to 7p 3d to 7d and 4f to 7f and go across and at an angle for which ones come after one another so you know to fill the 4s before the 3d and others like it except for the exceptions at the 3d^5 and 10
this provides a good example
http://theatomprojectmayhur.weebly.com/ ... 1_orig.jpg

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:35 pm
The mnemonic device that has always stuck with me is Kittens Hate Dogs But Do Chase Mice. Learned it in middle school, and for some reason have never forgotten it.

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:02 pm
My high school chemistry teacher taught us "King Henry died by drinking chocolate milk", so pretty similar to what everyone else has been suggesting.

### Re: Memorization Tricks

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:24 am
Wait to return to the original question, does anyone have tips for remembering the exceptions (like 3d^10 and 3d^5)? I think I'm still confused about those. Thanks!