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Olympiad preparation
« on: February 11, 2016, 03:01:15 AM »
Hi, as some of you might know i took the qualifying olympiad last year. I am taking it again this year in august. Can you suggest what to prepare? It is the Australian one by the way.

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Re: Olympiad preparation
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 07:14:05 AM »
This paper is based on good knowledge of all basic concepts ...First you have to learn all basic chemistry with good understanding like ...electronic configurations of atoms/ions ,balancing of reactions and types of reactions ,calculations based on the reactions ..you can start with this ...please do share what difficulties you faced with this exam last year.

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Re: Olympiad preparation
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 07:42:53 AM »
What paper do you mean?
Hey, I'm not judging.  I just like to shoot straight.  I'm a man of science.

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Re: Olympiad preparation
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 07:47:26 AM »
Hi, as some of you might know i took the qualifying olympiad last year. I am taking it again this year in august. Can you suggest what to prepare? It is the Australian one by the way.

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You said you took "qualifying Olympiad and  taking it again" ...

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Re: Olympiad preparation
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 02:57:33 AM »
Last year I took the Australian national qualifying exam, I made it into the camp but for personal reasons I did not go. This year I am retaking the national qualifying exam in August and hopefully I can make it to the camp again. I think me being invited to the camp last year was a bit of a fluke. I was not 100% sure for the questions, more like I kinda knew a bit and from what I know I applied it but I guessed a bit. So this year I really want to prepare well enough so I can feel like I got 95% of the questions 100% right. Last year I have looked at all the things on the syllabus, however, I do not know everything 100%, maybe 80% only. I can balance equations, do titration calculations, do redox reactions, name organics but not too confident with spectrometry. I don't know if I should try to do as many olympiad questions as possible(international and from other countries) or learn the year 11 and 12 textbook 100% or read things beyond high school such as organic mechanisms and analytical books. Sorry about the rant, I would really appreciate any suggestions. Cheers!

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