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Offline ursename

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Hi! It might sound weird but I didn't study chemistry in high school yet because the system is a little different where I live. We have four years of highschool, the science classes come in the last two. Basically I was supposed to have it started this year, but the quarantine made it kind of impossible. I get the remote classes but I don't think they're as fulfilling as the regulars would be.
All the knowledge I have right now are very basic middle school chemistry (that's when I fell in love with it) and very basic high school chemistry, which I'm still learning. Also from books and YouTube videos. I also think I learn better by myself so I was wondering if I could get the necessary knowledge for colllege on the internet or from the books I own.
My final question would be: how much do you have to know about chemistry before you start college? I assume you have to know at least the stuff from high school, but again, I don't really know how much that is.
I really appreciate any kind of advice!

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Re: Can I study chemistry in college without studying it in high school?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 09:30:27 AM »
General chemistry 101 in college will start with the basics. Previous exposure in high school will help, but you should be fine.
What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?  - Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Can I study chemistry in college without studying it in high school?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 11:59:25 AM »
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