all that can be said to describe chemistry is eughh…..
My relationship with the subject went the way of an unstable nucleus today,breaking down with the emission of any knowledge I may ever have had of chemistry. Don’t get me wrong,I loved chemistry and still do but it’s kinda like the way you still ‘love’ your dog after it chews up your phone.
The mixture of topics on the paper was KERRAZY and there were so many finicky little questions that my teacher tells me most of her ilk don’t even cover because it’s so pointless unless you’re in college or something. In short…NO FAIR SEC!!!!
I kind of abandoned water over the course of the last few days since I knew there was no way I could possibly learn it but on readin through the paper I sorta had to concede defeat and try question 1 which I subsequently abandoned half way through, quite the way to spend 40 minutes.. Question 2 wasn’t sooo bad except wtf is the iupac name for glycerol?? I called it dihyroxyl propanol or something strange along those lines…at least the examiner can admire my many interpretations of its structure..: / Question 3 wasn’t that bad either, graph didn’t go my way though,I wasted loads of time plotting a graph of concentration versus time instead of rate. All in all experiments probabley weren’t entirely awful if I had studied water but they definitely weren’t as predictable or as straightforward as I think they usually are.
I only just managed to get 8 short questions answered since I didn’t know the case studies or sewage treatment. THANK YOU to whoever saw fit to steal my workbook so I couldn’t study industrial or atmospheric,you’re just such a swell person! I think i’m gonna erect a statue to you around the time of the results,cos you’re just that good…. I didn’t even attempt question 5 since I am not good with names of scientists and their theories(if it isn’t highlighted in a little green box declan kennedy then How am i supposd to learn it???). Question 6 was more my style but the questions they asked were so complicated and precise. Like what was up with that 17:83 thing?? were they asking for heptane or 2,2,4 trimethylpentane? then the heat of reaction was oddly short and simple,confusing question…. Q7 took me AGES because for some reason I couldn’t comprehend the concept of a vessel which was more the 1L of capacity,in the end i disregarded it and pretended like it didn’t matter bcause i’d already wasted enough time and having 40 minutes to do three questions is not generally a good thing…
I had to power through question 8 and just hope for the best but reading over it I don’t know how I didn’t get stuck there too. The only thing I remember is getting a really low ph for the methyl orange..like around 2 or something,I assume that’s wrong based on the concentration..? Question 10 wasn’t awful since I was expecting those experiments in the first three questions. THen there was the car crash that was question 11…..I completely bullcrapped my way through part (a) since I had absolutely no clue of part (c) and I was rapidly running out of time and options. The only question I’m sure I know I didn’t do too bad in was (b) of 11 since I knew radiation backwards and it was more common sense then actual complicated radioisotopial-beta-giegarmuller-ish stuff. Why of why did radiation have to be with electricity?? I might have actually done better in my scattered attempt at question 1 then I did in question 11 since I definitely got 0 for p (a), oh well..it’s not like chemistry is a minimum subject requirement for my first choice or anything…
Oh well…that’s that anyway,now I best be off and see to the mass murder of brain cells which usually marks the end of exams and what not.
Hpat results next monday,woo….