August 9, 2013

How long will it take me to memorize 1,400 flash cards (index cards)?

How long will it take me to memorize 1,400 flash cards (index cards)?
Ya, Seriously. One thousand and four hundred flash cards.

Just how many hours will it take?

This is for a contest, not an exam or anything, so I don’t need to understand the concepts, just memorize questions and answers. The material is Chemistry based, so don’t be confused about why I am just MEMORIZING long word problems involving calculations and equations and their answers. (None of us in the contest have even learned this material yet)

They range in difficulty as shown below: since I have to memorize these, difficulty can mean either in content or length.

EASY
Q: How many atoms in one face-centered cubic unit cell of a metal?
A: Four

SO-SO
Q: If an equal number of moles of the weak acid HCN and the strong base KOH are added to water, is the resulting solution acidic, basic or neutral?
A: Basic

HARD (or at least sort of lengthy)
Q: When a narrow diameter tube is inserted into a body of water, water rises in the hole and its surface inside is concave upwards. Which statement concerning the strength of the intermolecular forces between lass and water molecules compared to those between water molecules is accurate?
A: The forces of attraction between the glass and water are stronger than those in water

HARD (due to length and all those numbers and elements)
Q: Gaseous Hydrogen bromide decomposes at elevated temperatures according to the following equation: 2HBR(g) –>H2(g) +Br2(g). At a certain temperature a 2.00 L flask is initially filled only with 0.600 mol of HBr. What is the value of Kc at that temperture if the flask contains 0.104 mol of H2 at equilibrium?
A: 7.04 x 10^-2

so yea…1400 of those
I am not a GENIUS, but my memory is not HORRIBLE

how long would it take an average person (in hours)
Thanks!

The average joe about half an hour per flash card but remember everyone is different

How long will it take me to memorize 1,400 flash cards (index cards)?

How long will it take me to memorize 1,400 flash cards (index cards)?
Ya, Seriously. One thousand and four hundred flash cards.

Just how many hours will it take?

This is for a contest, not an exam or anything, so I don’t need to understand the concepts, just memorize questions and answers. The material is Chemistry based, so don’t be confused about why I am just MEMORIZING long word problems involving calculations and equations and their answers. (None of us in the contest have even learned this material yet)

They range in difficulty as shown below: since I have to memorize these, difficulty can mean either in content or length.

EASY
Q: How many atoms in one face-centered cubic unit cell of a metal?
A: Four

SO-SO
Q: If an equal number of moles of the weak acid HCN and the strong base KOH are added to water, is the resulting solution acidic, basic or neutral?
A: Basic

HARD (or at least sort of lengthy)
Q: When a narrow diameter tube is inserted into a body of water, water rises in the hole and its surface inside is concave upwards. Which statement concerning the strength of the intermolecular forces between lass and water molecules compared to those between water molecules is accurate?
A: The forces of attraction between the glass and water are stronger than those in water

HARD (due to length and all those numbers and elements)
Q: Gaseous Hydrogen bromide decomposes at elevated temperatures according to the following equation: 2HBR(g) –>H2(g) +Br2(g). At a certain temperature a 2.00 L flask is initially filled only with 0.600 mol of HBr. What is the value of Kc at that temperture if the flask contains 0.104 mol of H2 at equilibrium?
A: 7.04 x 10^-2

so yea…1400 of those
I am not a GENIUS, but my memory is not HORRIBLE

how long would it take an average person (in hours)
Thanks!

I have always been great atmemorizing things, but 1400 is a stretch, and here’s why:
Let’s say you memorize one per minue. A thousand minutes have passed. Someone asks you the very first question and you don’t know it. You are cramming your brain with so much stuff that it “doesn’t fit.”
Now, you may have heard of those people who can momorize thousads of digits of pi. That’s because they are digits. Not complete sentences. Oh and Im just wondering: what contest has 1400 questions?
Anyway, I know it sounds cheesy, but you should learn the basic facts and concepts, and then figure the answers out on the spot. For example, when you are learning how to add th numbers from one to a thousand togther, do you memorize all of the facts? No way! Instead, you are taught how to do any problem, not just one.
So basically, learn some chemistry. Also, if no one else in the contest knows the material, you probably won’t have to work too hard to beat them!

P.S. If htere is prize money involved, I want have of it. If not, just pick me as best answer.

How long will it take me to memorize 1,400 flash cards (index cards)?

How long will it take me to memorize 1,400 flash cards (index cards)?
Ya, Seriously. One thousand and four hundred flash cards.

Just how many hours will it take?

This is for a contest, not an exam or anything, so I don’t need to understand the concepts, just memorize questions and answers. The material is Chemistry based, so don’t be confused about why I am just MEMORIZING long word problems involving calculations and equations and their answers. (None of us in the contest have even learned this material yet)

They range in difficulty as shown below: since I have to memorize these, difficulty can mean either in content or length.

EASY
Q: How many atoms in one face-centered cubic unit cell of a metal?
A: Four

SO-SO
Q: If an equal number of moles of the weak acid HCN and the strong base KOH are added to water, is the resulting solution acidic, basic or neutral?
A: Basic

HARD (or at least sort of lengthy)
Q: When a narrow diameter tube is inserted into a body of water, water rises in the hole and its surface inside is concave upwards. Which statement concerning the strength of the intermolecular forces between lass and water molecules compared to those between water molecules is accurate?
A: The forces of attraction between the glass and water are stronger than those in water

HARD (due to length and all those numbers and elements)
Q: Gaseous Hydrogen bromide decomposes at elevated temperatures according to the following equation: 2HBR(g) –>H2(g) +Br2(g). At a certain temperature a 2.00 L flask is initially filled only with 0.600 mol of HBr. What is the value of Kc at that temperture if the flask contains 0.104 mol of H2 at equilibrium?
A: 7.04 x 10^-2

so yea…1400 of those
I am not a GENIUS, but my memory is not HORRIBLE

how long would it take an average person (in hours)
Thanks!

Well if you have the right way to approach it then it wont take you as long as you think.

Here is what i would do

1 Just take 10 cards at a time and get to know those like the back of your hand.
2 Repeat
haha

But that would take me forever but you seem smart