Organic Chemistry

@Catkin (480)
United States
January 6, 2007 9:53pm CST
Who here has taken organic chemistry, or is facing it in the future? As a biology major, I'm required to take it, but it's horrid. I made it through one semester, but I'm retaking the second one when the new semester starts. Is there anyone around who actually *liked* it?
8 responses
• South Africa
22 Jan 07
Yea men, this is my favorite area in chemistry. I love chemistry but am in love with organic chemistry. it is very stright forward to undrstand. i also like teaching it one way or the other. be my student in this forum. You make me think os isomerism, nomeclature, esterification, steriods, terpenes etc
@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
I agree it can be difficult, but once you understand the rules of naming things and the reactions I found it relatively easy. There is a number of great sites out there that can help you practice your skills. Have you tried looking for them?
@hereim (61)
• India
10 Feb 07
i love organic chemistry..if u wud go about cramming things u ll nvr like it thts fr sure bt if u ll observe d intermediates n hw they bring abt rxns u ll love d way things work..later u ll find almost evryting gets repeated n ull save lots of time else u wud lose while cramming
@Pigglies (9329)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I kind of wish that I could like chemistry. The hard part is understanding it. It doesn't help that so much of it has to do with doing things in order, which is quite difficult for me being dyslexic. But I sort of liked chemistry at first. Just as it's gotten harder I don't like it. I want to try to take organic chemistry next quarter. Maybe I'll like it more than general?
@andylest (54)
• Brazil
1 Feb 07
I think I'll have organic in the second semester of this year, I've been having a look at my friends books and it doesn't seem to be all that, the problem is the usual numenclature, most don't say anything about the formula :P
• Canada
3 Feb 07
I am a genetics major, and I am very glad I didn't have to take analytical or organic chem! I like chem, but biology is my first love :)
@freshWiz (19)
• United States
8 Feb 07
It is fine. I had a semester of it and I will have 2 more years of it starting next year. I like all sciences in general.
@yueliu (1619)
• China
30 Jan 07
I am a university student majoring chemistry.We studied organic chemistry in the past two semesters.Yes,it's difficult to learn,but it's very useful.So I had to try my best to learn it well.I don't like the theotry very much,but the organic experiment is interesting indeed.Maybe I can say"I like it."^_^
@kacana (539)
• Bulgaria
23 Jan 07
I am now studying organic chemistry for my entrance exams.