I have been studying the passing of the SCEA exam and what I am not prepared for is the long list of questions that show oxidation numbers*/(HPAX). Most all questions ask about the components of the material that I am taking on. These simple concepts make for a breeze, but when it comes to questions that are based on chemistry and chemical interactions they are trickier than one might think. If I were to review the material that I have already seen, it would be exhausting.
So how do I get around this and still come out on top for my next Exams? Can I just look at the answers before the test begins and simply know what the answer is going to be?
Is there any way to take the Oxidation Numbers*/(HPAX) and then simply know the answer for the rest of the exam? It just seems that the human brain cannot learn from abstract thought alone, yet the question itself is not as easy to answer as one might think.
For instance, in my last exam I was looking for an answer to the question of hydrogen and oxygen in hydrogen peroxide. I got it, but I was not quite sure of its interpretation. I knew it was of the form HOH, but what was the “O” part?
In all, I got the Oxidation Numbers*/(HPAX) and the Oxygen Number on the following page. I had no idea what HPAX stood for and could not remember the definition. I did find out later on that the answer was to “Heterocyclichydroperoxide”.
Now that I have seen the wrongs of this answer, can I have it back? Do I just get another chance on my next Exams or does the testing staff give me a second chance?
What if I go back and take the same tests again with the correct HPAX and then make sure that I know exactly what it means. I may be able to recall the answers that I originally came up with.
This has me scratching my head about my next two Exams and whether or not I should consider getting an extra copy of the tests. Do I just get another chance? What if I do something that will hurt my chances of passing?
Well, now that I know that there is another test in another form of the answer and I would rather know than waste another chance on a question that has already shown my hand. I am not so sure that I can just pass the test with the wrong one, but if I knew that I would already have changed my answer, or at least redone it. I am also not sure that this question can be written off as not knowing the answer.
I also don’t feel as though I will have a lot of luck taking my next exams with an incorrect Oxidation Numbers*/(HPAX). I would really like to be able to take this test with the right answer, but I am not sure I will be able to pull it off. It will be very frustrating.
Now that I know that there is another test in another form of the answer and I would rather know than waste another chance on a question that has already shown my hand. I am not so sure that I can just pass the test with the wrong one, but if I knew that I would already have changed my answer, orat least redone it. I am also not sure that this question can be written off as not knowing the answer.