Do you guys hate chemistry too?

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Do you guys hate chemistry too?

Post by u62philo » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:28 pm

It's been my experience that biologists hate chemistry. I know I do! I'm a biology major taking a general chem class and I can't stand it.

I love my organic chemistry class though. It's so different... much more my thing.

I was just wondering who here hates or hated chemistry in college.

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Re: Do you guys hate chemistry too?

Post by Hatem25 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:49 pm

Hi
Actually,I think the majority of Biology students don't like Chemistry so much.I am a Biology & Chemistry major :D ,so I studied both but I consider myself a Biologist :wink: .
I guess most of Biologists like organic chemistry because it relates to biology and biochemistry but on the other hand I think biologists hate physical chemistry coz we feel it's boring. :roll:

But I should say that the langauge of Biology is Chemistry ,so Biology speaks Chemistry 8)
I guess you should concentrate on organic and biochemistry and you may need to read a little about physical and inorganic chemistry :shock:

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:56 pm

I rather like chemistry, of all kinds...
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Post by wheel » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:47 am

I find chemistry quite interesting. I do prefer biology but never hate chemistry.

Biochemistry and organic chemistry is very much related to biology. But then, physical and inorganic chemistry has also important connection to biology. For instance, the change of color when iodine is added to starch is because of the formation of starch-triiodide complex which absorbs a certain wavelength of light and reflect the blue-black color to us.

I see that many things are related. To be a really great biologist, one should learn those things.
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Post by Legion » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:53 pm

I don’t hate chemistry. However I do have the thought every once in a while that to focus too much on it is to miss the forest for the trees. I think it’s possible to get lost in the details of chemistry. I suspect that organisms can be manifested in many different chemical contexts.
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Post by mith » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:46 am

Chemistry is like coloring for grownups
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Post by MichaelXY » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:24 am

mith wrote:Chemistry is like coloring for grownups


That settles it. I am buying a dirt bike and taking up sky diving.

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Re: Do you guys hate chemistry too?

Post by u62philo » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:41 am

Guess it's my professor then... he's a pitiful excuse for an instructor.

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Post by alextemplet » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:47 pm

I love chemistry, and most other sciences.
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