Chemistry has a reputation of being a difficult science to master. Let us take a minute to think about what makes Chemistry so hard? One has to be comfortable with maths including algebra to understand and work chemistry problems. Part of the reason why chemistry is so hard for many is due to the fact that one has to re-learn math at the same time they learn chemistry. In Chemistry, there are 118 elements to learn, an entire system of writing chemical equations and variety of new words to master. There is more to Chemistry than just learn the concepts. One has to learn to communicate and interpret the way Chemistry is described.
Even though Chemistry is challenging, it is worthwhile and possible to master. Also, which other science discipline explains so much of the world around you? You may need to change the way you organize your time and learn new study skills but anyone with the will to learn chemistry can do so. You will gain a deep sense of accomplishment as you succeed.
While studying concepts like reactivity series in Chemistry can get hard, there are a few things that can make studying the subject a lot easier and fun. Following are a few tips that will help you learn Chemistry effectively
- Brush Up on Your Math
There are going to be a plenty of equations and formulas to solve in Chemistry. If you can’t remember how to solve quadratic and logarithmic equations, then it is a good idea to go through a few algebraic problems. A few of the math concepts that are often used in Chemistry are:
- Negative Numbers
- Choose a Quality Textbook
Don’t choose a textbook just because it seems easy. Reading such textbooks might make you feel like you have learnt chemistry. But you learn without really understanding the essential principles. In order to find a good textbook, take a look at some university bookstore and find out which textbooks their professor prefers.
- Learn and Understand the Periodic Table
Learning elements in Chemistry is just as essential as learning numbers in Math. It is also essential to learn the trends of the periodic table to learn more complex concepts in Chemistry. One should learn to read and understand what is on in the periodic table. The elements of the periodic table are grouped into metals, nonmetals and metalloids or also known as semimetals. The metalloids separate metals and nonmetalson a periodic table.
- Link your lab studies to the content in your textbook
The lab studies are designed in such a way that they support your class lectures. Ultimately, chemistry is a science performed in a lab. Performing experiments will give you a chance to brush up on your knowledge of equations and measurements.
These were a few tips to help make studying chemistry easier. Above all, Keep trying! Everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways. There are lots of engaging and interesting content on Chemistry at BYJU’S that can make you curious about Chemistry. You can subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel to learn about the different concepts in chemistry and also have a glimpse of how BYJU’S app is changing the way students learn.