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Chemistry Papers 1-3 (MAY08)

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Guest valem

hey guys!

so what do you think about chemisrty exams?paer 1 2 &3?

to be honest i thought that paper 3 was harder compared to previous years...our options were chemical industries and further orgnaic chemisry.

its so weir I'm not able to predict how i did in chemisrty.. :)

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I thought P1 and section A of P2 were quite difficult :\ but section B of P2 was ridiculously (and surprisingly) easy. P3 was also ridiculously easy.

It's weird because usually section B of P2 is supposed to be harder than section A but it was reversed. I absolutely hated the questions in section A.

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To be honest, I found all 3 papers really easy. P1 was easy, had some interesting questions. P2 was fun, Section A was nothing and Section B had 2 good questions, redox and organic. Paper 3 I absolutely loved because I going in I was afraid I might fail (I only started going over the options thrusday night, and I didn't do much), but I crammed more on the bus in the morning and the questions was everything I had crammed (I did further organic and modern analytical - ha ha, the questions on HNMR were like explain the meaning of the following (i) the number of peaks (ii) the ratio of the areas under the peaks (iii) the splitting patterns, and then they asked to account for the chemical shifts of different structures -- so easy)

With our school, though, we actually had choices for P3. We covered environmental, further organic, modern analytical, bio kids covered human biochem, and the physics kids covered fuels.

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I am surprised to say this... but may 08 chemistry examinations (P1, P2 and P3) were strangely easy... i mean i've studied harder than this and the questions that they asked could be answered by a student who has not studied the whole syllabus in depth!... some questions in paper 1 were REALLY REALLY straight-forward (kinda reminds me of IGCSE chemistry multiple choice lol)... if i compare it to may 07 P1 for example... its WAY easier... P2 section A was not as easy... i struggled with a couple of questions but i did not care alot because section B was almost free marks given to us lol... i did questions 5 (energytics and equilibrium) and question 8 (organic) and they were both really easy questions.... i stayed away from the ugliest chapter in chemistry (bonding) and VSEPR... i also liked the questions in section B as they offer you the chance to pick the subjects your good at and leave others (in my case bonding)... i am just hoping that they do not raise the boundaries alot this year with these easy exams... P3 was the ugliest between them... i hate biology and everything related... therefore i did not do well in the option human biochemistry... but option D: environmental chemistry was better... all in all i am satisfied with chemistry (wish i didnt study as hard as i did lol)... so far i am finding May 08 exams easy... i just hope physics HL is the same too !!

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i cant believe how easy the papers were... i dont think i did so well in paper 1 cuz i just hate multiple choice and i whizzed through them

but paper 2 was the EASIEST THING EVER

and paper 3 was a piece of cake.. we did industrial and further organic

so simple :)

lets hope physics HL is just as easy XD

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I hated Section A in paper 2!!!!!For section B i did energetics and equilibrium and bonding! the bonding question was pretty straight forward..i thought! paper 3 was not good...i hated the 9 point question in chemical industries.....soooo ugly!

for the ones that took further organic chemisrty in paper 3 how many equations did you include?

:)

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I hated Section A in paper 2!!!!!For section B i did energetics and equilibrium and bonding! the bonding question was pretty straight forward..i thought! paper 3 was not good...i hated the 9 point question in chemical industries.....soooo ugly!

for the ones that took further organic chemisrty in paper 3 how many equations did you include?

:)

Agreed, I hated section A in p2 too..the questions weren't really like any of the past papers. Especially the one with oxygen and hydrogen gas in the boxes..wasn't expecting that. And I hate acids/bases so I was unhappy to see that it came up in section A.

I did the first 2 questions in section B..rates/bonding and the equilibrium one, I thought both were pretty easy.

Paper 3 was also very easy but I had different options, I did environmental and modern analytical.

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Agreed, I hated section A in p2 too..the questions weren't really like any of the past papers. Especially the one with oxygen and hydrogen gas in the boxes..wasn't expecting that. And I hate acids/bases so I was unhappy to see that it came up in section A.

I did the first 2 questions in section B..rates/bonding and the equilibrium one, I thought both were pretty easy.

Paper 3 was also very easy but I had different options, I did environmental and modern analytical.

The acids and bases question was quite straight forward/i think i got lucky :) - you just had to arrange pk equation and then shove in the value of [H+] into the log formula - I did questions 5 and 6 for the 2nd part - had a mind blank on explaining why the boiling points were different at the end of the bonding one though =/ oh well it's over! XD

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Guest LauraheartsLife

Paper 1 was fine

Paper 2 was awesome :):) it couldn't have been any easier

Paper 3 was okay

I failed the end of year exam in Lower 6th and the mock but i think i have definately passed

With very little revision :D

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now every1 is scaring me :D especially since i suk at chemistry hahaha... maybe i didnt do as well as i thought...

for paper 2 section B i did the 1st 2 questions.. i found them to be really straight forward

and section A the last Q was the only tricky part abt it.. or so i think hehe dunno

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Paper 1: Beautiful! It was prettty good times.

Paper 2: Ahhh ****ed up Section A COMPLETELY. Section B was decent but I'm sure I found a way to screw that up as well.

Paper 3: A GIFT! Sooooo easy. I actually had time to stop and take a break and think about my plans that afternoon.

Overall: 1 + 3 were amazing... 2 is going to keep me from getting a 7... or 6... maybe :)

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Paper 1: Beautiful! It was prettty good times.

Paper 2: Ahhh ****ed up Section A COMPLETELY. Section B was decent but I'm sure I found a way to screw that up as well.

Paper 3: A GIFT! Sooooo easy. I actually had time to stop and take a break and think about my plans that afternoon.

Overall: 1 + 3 were amazing... 2 is going to keep me from getting a 7... or 6... maybe :)

I agree section A was difficult than normal... but i hope u get that 7 u want !! anyways i always think of my plans after the exam DURING MY EXAM lol!

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TZ2:

Paper 1: Beautiful! It had a couple of questions that needed thinking but in general, it was fine.

Paper 2: Section A also needed some time to handle, but it was fine too (I guess? I really have a low self esteem :) ). In Section B I remember choosing questions 5 (energetics, equilibrium and bit of organic) and 8 (organic chemistry).

Paper 3: Lovely :) .. Did options B (Medicines and Drugs) and C (Human Biochemistry) and they were simple and straightforward (guess?? :) )

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i thought paper 1 and 3 were like super easy.

but paper 2 was so hard!

in our class we did practice paper 2s all the time and it was still very difficult.

for section b i did the first question. what did everyone else pick?

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i thought paper 1 and 3 were like super easy.

but paper 2 was so hard!

in our class we did practice paper 2s all the time and it was still very difficult.

for section b i did the first question. what did everyone else pick?

Wow - there are so many people claiming that the chemistry papers were easy this year. That could mean that the marking boundaries are going to be very tight. I would rather have a very hard paper than an easy one, so that you get some grace marks and leniency with the grading boundaries.

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I think Paper 1 and Paper 3 were fairly doable - as long as students studied it really well. Paper 2 threw me off a bit because the questions tested were on things that we didn't really go over in class.

Man, I wish the mark boundaries would not be too high for this session.

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it's been a while...but i believe i remember thinking that MC was insanely hard..but my teacher went over it with us right after and i found myself doing fine on it... but otherwise the other papers... i can't even remeber which paper is what now.. were ok. like....oh the options paper was so stupid..it basically gave you the answers for half the questions i did for my topic (environmental/industrial chemistry)..it was free marks!

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