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Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
11:51 pm
This is a shameless plug for my own community exam_panic_zomg

</font>I think it would really benifit a lot of you, you can ask questions about anything and we will try our best to answer them A.S.A.P.

The more members the better !

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- mia

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Sunday, September 18th, 2005
6:37 pm
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK I hope I can post it here, because I'm desperate.
I am really bad at chemistry, I just can't get it, and my professor isn't that much of a help, he barely speaks english!

Is here anyone who would like to help me with my assignement?
I have test on Tuesday and he gave us a review, but we didn't get answers:( And here's the thing, if I don't know the answers how am I gonna know if I'm right?

Here are the links to the assignment...
However it is kinda hard to read them but if saved and then maximized it is much more easier to see what's written.

There's only 20 questions and I'm having such a hard time, I can't figure out most answers. Oh and it is organic chemistry II...


The same thing but different pictures

If it is hard to read that, tell me I'll rewrite it.
Your help will be greatly appreciated, I even can send you music, like if you like COldplay I can send you all the songs from the latest CD.



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Sunday, January 30th, 2005
8:44 pm
Extraction Question
This is going to sound like a weird post but let me explain first. I'm retaking organic chemistry II because I wasn't doing very well in it and needed a break last year. I conveniently found some of my old labs that I wrote up, including the pre-lab I'm working on now. I didn't have a regular TA last year when I took it; I had a professor. His writing is atrocious and I can barely read anyting he wrote.

Here was the question: "Why must the organic and aqueous phases be mixed well when performing an extraction?"

I put down that you have to allow the organic phase to mix with the aqueous so that you could pull all of the organic compounds out of the aqueous phase. He said that was wrong and said something about you're actually trying to take out ? ingredients out of the organic layer (? distribution).

Can somebody please explain this to me and try to let me know what he probably meant where I put the question marks?

Thanks in advance!


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Wednesday, January 26th, 2005
6:31 pm
I'm a fellow Chemistry destester. Even though my teacher is really good, I just. don't. understand. it. Hopefully my "Chemistry for Dummies" book will come before Friday (I have a test) Ionic/covalent bonds, lewis dot structures. I thought I understood it, but it turns out I don't. I made it by the skin of my teeth last semester, only one more to go.

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Thursday, January 13th, 2005
7:08 pm

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Friday, December 17th, 2004
4:59 pm
but ochem, my lover!
hi y'all.... I'm gonna have to agree with aquafrogg over there.... I have sacrificed all other entertainment to fall madly in love and spend time exclusively with with organic chemistry (masochistic of me, i know, as it tends to abuse me when i spend time with it).... but you looked so happy with your hateful chemistry thoughts that i couldn't help myself.... (wow. that was a mouthful.)

chem is evil....

Current Mood: pleased

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004
10:32 pm

10. We might name a molecule after you.
9. Chemists know how to handle HOT items!
8. Chemists have all the right elements.
7. Guaranteed to experience great chemistry.
6. Chemists have all the solutions.
5. Chemists are used to exchanging fluids.
4. We are constantly learning and improving our techniques.
3. We have no problems resorting to gadgets and gizmos to get the job
2. We are used to pulling all nighters.
1. Who else better to experiment with, than a chemist?

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Sunday, September 26th, 2004
5:22 pm

I'm in APChem, and STRUGGLING. I hate it so much it makes me wanna drop it, but because I'm Asian (oh ho ho ho) I can't! This sucks! Chem is so bad I'm actually ranting on LJ!

So guys, sup?

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Sunday, September 12th, 2004
5:07 pm
Hi, my name is Shanna and I hate chemistry. I've been suffering with college chemistry for nearly 2 years now, I know, but I just can't make myself quit. Ok really who cares what range of an infrared spectrum carbon carbon double bonds show up in? Ahhhh, i've never felt so lost in all my life. I mean I used to be smart but organic chemistry has ruined my brain, i can no longre spel. Haha. Anyway I'm pre-med as many of you might imagine at UAB one of the most difficult science schools in Alabama, UAB is known for high quality health care professions training. So while my friends party it up in neighboring "happy" colleges, i am studying all the time at my "mean" college for organic chemistry which i swear is the spawn of satin himself. Chemistry is always on my mind,i can't live happily anymore because of organic chemistry and i seriously feel like my life won't start again until this stupid series of chem classes is over! So to all of you out there: You're not alone, Chemistry is trying to kill me too!

Current Mood: aggravated

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Saturday, June 12th, 2004
2:01 pm
NO MORE CHEMISTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...for 14 weeks.

Still good though!

Current Mood: relieved

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2004
11:46 am
Fake sugar
So my chem professor has this thing he calls "Cool Molecule of the Week (CMOTW)," for which he takes a few minutes of lecture-time every week to talk about a random molecule. Now, of course everyone likes these because they're welcome diversions, usually somewhat applicable to real life, and not on exams. ;) CMOTW this quarter has featured ascorbic acid (which Linus Pauling apparently took tons of) and anabolic steroids (the professor spent half the time talking about how much Barry Bonds must have taken), and this week the molecules were artificial sweeteners.

Saccharin (the stuff in pink packets):

Supposedly saccharin was found to be carcinogenic in lab rats, in particular causing bladder cancer, but harmless to humans because rats concentrate their urine a lot more than we do, but my professor says, 'so what if someday our kidneys decide to concentrate our urine more" (perhaps because of excessive salt intake)? So he doesn't touch this stuff.

Splenda (the new stuff in yellow packets):

Compare to sucrose, from which it is derived:

So Splenda (sucrolose) is sucrose with 3 OH groups replaced by Cl's. My professor says, in a very chemistry-professor sort of way, something like "Now see how easy it is to have a nucleophile attack and displace chloride, a good leaving group. I don't want this sort of thing happening in my body. I use 0 Splenda."

Nutrasweet (the stuff in blue packets):

Basically just a dipeptide formed with aspartic acid at the N-terminus and phenylalanine at the C-terminus. Now my chem professor, who drinks like 5 bottles of Diet Pepsi a day, insists that Nutrasweet is completely harmless since it can only be broken down into naturally occuring amino acids, and that drinking it is "just like eating steak." My neuroscience professor would beg to differ. Aspartic acid is structurally similar to glutamic acid, a neurotransmitter that, when present in excess, can be excitotoxic and cause neuron death. When taken orally, excessive intake of these two amino acids could kill neurons in areas of the brain not protected by the blood brain barrier, making the young particularly susceptible. So taking too much Nutrasweet is basically the same as having too much MSG. Now, drinking diet soda and eating out at Chinese restaurants once in a while probably won't really have enough of an effect, but if you drink a gallon of diet soda every day... I wonder if I should tell my chem professor that.

So the take-home lesson, I guess, is that all artifical sweeteners present some sort of health danger. And that synthetic chemicals are bad. Ha.

Current Mood: tired

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Sunday, April 25th, 2004
1:06 pm
Greetings, all! Just joined this community as it seems anti-chem has died...sad! Anyway, I'm a rising junior at Penn...biochem major. I hate chemistry with a passion. I don't know why I chose to do biochem but I'm really incredibly bad at organic chem and am barely surviving biochem right now. I hate enzyme action. I hate organic chem. I especially hate metabolism. And I still have two more years of chem/biochem to trudge through. I'm really looking forward to organic chem lab and Pchem next semester. Right.

The highlight of my semester is when my organic chem professor referred to acetals as protecting groups as "chemical condoms", but that's about it.

Chem haters unite!

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2004
3:48 am
For all those who have to write annoying reactant/product data tables in prelabs, this is a useful resource that saves you trips to the library and time flipping through CRC Handbooks or Merck Indices.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
11:37 am
Chemical Comic Relief
I found this on anti_chemistry and thought you all might appreciate it too. If only we could write that on our exams...

Current Mood: amused

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12:09 am
A letter from the moderators
Dear Reader,

Greetings! We're your devoted moderators. Please allow us introduce ourselves and this community.

Tonight, we were chatting on AIM about how much we hate chemistry. Incidentally, both of us have written LiveJournal entries about how much chemistry sucks today (and received concurring comments from others). At first, missfreud suggested that we do our chemistry lab reports due tomorrow, hoping that we might provide each other with some much needed motivation. How ironic (or not) is it that although we're separated by nearly 3000 miles, we both suffer daily because of this hell we're put through. But the two of us decided otherwise, and this community was born.

missfreud: I am a junior in college, and sadly a biology major. This is the origin of my troubles and hatred for chemistry. For my major, I am required to take one course in general chem, three in organic, one in physical, one biochem, and two organic labs. It all started with Chem 33: Structure and Reactivity. What can I say? I can't stand organic chemistry, I can't stand memorizing reactions, I can't stand lab reports, I can't stand boring 9:00 a.m. lectures with 300-plus students, I can't stand chemistry exams, I can't stand anything and all things related to organic chem, affectionately (or maybe antagonistically) known as "orgo" among some of my friends. Sadly, I'm still only on my second organic chemistry course and first organic lab (which is graded based on percent yield! utterly ridiculous!). Call me crazy, but there was a short time in my life when I had considered majoring in chemistry! And now I can't believe I ever liked general chem. I know, I know, after those last two sentence you all just lost respect for me. Sorry!

tanyasrc: At 3:30 a.m., I can't write anything interesting. I'm a junior in college, a bio major and unfortunately for my major I have to take 5 semesters of chemistry which i hate so much (2 semesters of gen chem, 2 semesters of organic and one semester of biochemistry). I'm only in gen chem now and I hate it a whole lot. I don't know if i will survive through 3 more semesters of this hell.

If you are in a similar situation, join and tell us about yourself and why you hate chem. Feel free to talk about anything related (or not) to chemistry, frustrations, anger, joy (at the end of the term, perhaps), whatever. We look forward to reading your posts!


tanyasrc and missfreud, moderators

Current Mood: chem-hating

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