Tips to Study Chemistry
Chemistry is the subject that explains the world around us, from atoms and molecules to matter and its types. It also explains the various phenomenon that we experience such as rust, combustion, breakdown or formation of compounds etc. From an academic perspective, chemistry provides students with many potential opportunities that range from career to research. Following are a few chemistry study tips to adopt for effective learning.
It is a known fact that chemical equations and formulae encompass nearly every chapter in chemistry regardless of class or grade. And manually memorizing these could be tedious and mentally straining. A useful tool to aid memorization is flashcards – this helps to actively recall information and thereby, stimulating the learning process.
A mnemonic is essentially another tool to help recall information. This can be better explained with an example. In the periodic table, there are 5 elements under group 17 elements (also called halogens). To remember these 5 elements, namely, Fluorine (F), Chlorine(Cl), Bromine (Br), Iodine (I), Astatine (At), the students can associate these with something unique or odd. For instance, students can create associations such as these:
1. Fried Clove Bread I Ate
2. French Clam Broth I Ate
Similarly, associations can be made for recalling other concepts:
Alkali metals: Lithium (Li), Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Rubidium (Rb), Caesium (Cs), Francium (Fr).
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2. Liam’s Narration Knew the Robbers – Caesar & Francis
In conclusion, these are some of the tips to adopt when studying chemistry. Learn more important concepts such as Aufbau principle, atomic structure, electron configuration, radioactivity and more only on BYJU’S. Alternatively,visit their YouTube channel to watch fascinating topics in chemistry.