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I got into University

- Sun, 06 Aug 2017 16:10:13 EST +YUSEic8 No.78765
File: 1502050213796.png -(11782B / 11.51KB, 370x294) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. I got into University
So I went back to college recently to pursue chemistry, I just got accepted into a pretty good uni to do Organic chemistry.

Now since i'm not that young anymore I really need to do well and not fuck this up, so since i really enjoy chemistry and need to make this work i've been putting a whole load of effort into making sure it goes well.

Please give me some recommendations for pre uni reading so I can get a head start.

Also share experiences? I did a pretty short and condensed course to get here I learned all the basics during that but i've stilled missed out on a lot of stuff an 18 year old would have done at the college level, so i'm expecting my first week at uni to be a bit overwhelming and full of things i need to learn but then i've heard from a few people that it's like that for everyone no matter how much extra reading you've been doing.
Edward Sirringfoot - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:33:35 EST /7WRcsoW No.78772 Reply
you might want to take a look at the organic chemistry lectures the stanford university uploaded on youtube. i donĀ“t know whether they are good, i just watched the physics lectures of leonard susskind and enjoyed them very much. propably the quality of the OC-lectures is comparable.

Also when my interest in organic chemistry arose back in school i just looked for drug syntheses (for example at the rhodium archive on erowid.org) and tried to understand what happens. I never touched an (advanced) chemistry book until university but had quite a lot of OC-knowledge when i started. Also i found that it is quite easy to understand the theoretical background - molecular orbital theory in particular - when you have all the examples of actual drug syntheses in mind.

Hope that helps,
good luck
Fucking Cuggleshaw - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:16:57 EST +YUSEic8 No.78773 Reply
I downloaded an archive of rhodium way back in the day and still have it.
I don't really take drugs anymore but i was always interested in that side of things.

Thanks for the suggestions on the lectures, no idea they were up on there and a quick glance looks good, i'll check them out.

Thanks man.

>side note
Do we have a group of knowledgeable people who frequent this board enough, I've visited a few times throughout the years but never stayed long enough as I couldn't contribute anything. Just wanting to know if I should make /chem/ my new home
Simon Goodfoot - Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:19:27 EST k13Q1XY9 No.78774 Reply
Read Organic Chemistry as a Second Language, that book helped me a lot. The first chapters on the basic concepts are very good, and it explains them rather well. It also discusses methods for learning organic efficiently for a beginner looking to do more than just pass the course. I'd suggest buying it or following along in a notebook. Drawing a structure always helps me visualize and understand a structure and some practice drawing structures is actually pretty valuable. If you can't draw you can't communicate.
Lillian Bittingbodging - Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:04:49 EST +YUSEic8 No.78775 Reply
Looks good i'm going to torrent it till I can afford to buy it outright.

By the way Cuggleshaw those lectures were pretty good thanks again
Walter Bribberket - Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:56:49 EST 7sls351d No.78776 Reply
Khan academy has some great lectures on a lot of topics. Relatively quick and really thorough, maybe following along with them and taking some notes would help. The stuff they have on there would likely fall pretty close to your curriculum in class if you pics the right lessons.

As a student, though, I'd recommend right now trying to read the stuff that makes you tick. As in, don't just go straight into reading the dryest chemistry you can find, read about the stuff you love. One of the most useful and most underrated assets a student can have is a love of the material. I think in our education system this is totally ignored and if anything you end up with a bunch of people who only learn just enough to do decent on a test. By finding ways to sort of 'kindle' a passion for subjects I'd be learning in my classes, I easily rose to the top of most of those classes without doing much 'work'. I mean I still had to do a fair amount of reading and hw, but I actually loved it, and so it was hardly work to me. Just keep finding ways to connect your material to things that you're interested in. Most of the best work I've ever done at school was ironically the stuff I enjoyed doing. There's definitely something to that
Schepperschop - Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:50:20 EST 81NLKdBS No.78780 Reply
You might want teks so here you go*
Want dextromethylamphetamine?: You might want to try reactin ephedrine with nickel ( a very fast oxidising metal) I would advise a 25%nickel 75%copper coin.
Schepperschop - Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:52:34 EST 81NLKdBS No.78781 Reply
extracting oil of nutmeg or mace(as in macis) with acetone in my oppinion and react with air in high temperatures as air contains an N otherwise known as nitrogen.
Schepperschop - Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:06:51 EST 81NLKdBS No.78783 Reply
MDA Might BEE More Fun Than Methylamphetamine.
Have Fun
Schepperschop - Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:03:21 EST 81NLKdBS No.78785 Reply
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This is piperazine and euros reacted with bitter almond oil.
Schepperschop - Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:58:00 EST 81NLKdBS No.78792 Reply
Wait untill you notice the similarities of cathinone and ritalin(wich might contain cathinone instead of methylphenidate).
Schepperschop - Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:10:22 EST 81NLKdBS No.78793 Reply
If it has not allready been replaced it with phenylethamine.
Maybe a docter could be more gentle and prescribe a bar of chocolate?
Charles Pockford - Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:04:44 EST +YUSEic8 No.78818 Reply
what have you done to my thread?
Perhaps you've gotten into those cathinones you're talking about?
Schepperschop - Sun, 03 Sep 2017 18:46:00 EST 81NLKdBS No.78822 Reply
Schepperschop - Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:48:37 EST 1tcgFn9N No.78834 Reply
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Nathaniel Wirringtork - Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:26:37 EST 4tmtdVyg No.78881 Reply

Try Khan Academy. Listen to their lectures on the basic sciences.

Also call me retarded, but I think if I went back to college I would do fucking awesome. You have an edge over the rest of those kids now: you know what the outside world is like.

Back in the day I was smart as shit, but I had little drive, motivation, or direction other than the challenge itself. Nowadays, after 4 years of professional chemistry formulation, I have the experience of research, confidence in my abilities, and an understanding of how shitty being a full on adult is.

You don't really appreciate consequences when you're young in school. But if I ever went back, I would smash that shit.

So here's what I read about students who are Stanford material: Get the books for the course a couple of months ahead, read them before starting class.

Then study the professor's notes and do practice problems as you pass through sections. I always learned more when I wasn't scribbling shit down in class. I don't learn like that, I have to watch, listen, and try to understand.

So my recommendation is: Don't take notes in class. Watch, Listen, Engage yourself. But apparently I'm a rare exception that doesn't learn from rote memorization. I hate memorization. I need to understand.
William Sicklefune - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:20:29 EST 6w3Nr5Vv No.78926 Reply
Always know that you're going to use carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (basically carbohydrates) from here on out, so no using acids, aqueous, etc...
Phyllis Hillynod - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:23:12 EST m7C8Nxby No.78927 Reply
Always remember that you're always doing carbohydrates, ie carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, that means no using acids, etc...
William Sicklefune - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:23:17 EST 6w3Nr5Vv No.78928 Reply
Always remember that you're always doing carbohydrates, ie carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, that means no using acids, etc...
William Sicklefune - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:24:52 EST 6w3Nr5Vv No.78929 Reply
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