Creative gen. chem exam

It’s summer, hooray! I am currently interning/vacationing in Livermore, so it’d be great if some of you guys can stop by to check on Mitch & Maz every once in a while, make sure they bathe and stuff. They would probably prefer that you bring some brownies, if possible. 🙂

Most of you Reddit addicts have probably already seen it, but I thought I would share anyway. This is one disgruntled chemistry student.

If my professor (or even TA) actually reads what we write on the exam, instead of just selectively scanning for answers, I would probably do something similar. My last creative masterpiece was a half page filled with happy faces on a lab final. The very kind and patient TA that graded the problem is probably reading this blog. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Noel 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

P.S. Chmist cant’ spel?



  1. The best line is:
    kinetics (bow-chicka-wow-wow)…?

  2. I know this is slightly unrelated but, usually once a semester, we’ll get an organic exam with a giant 3 paragraph apology for a poor performance accompanied with a monologue about how late the student stayed up, how many Red Bulls he or she consumed in the past 48 h, usually a mention of how they’re going through a painful breakup and then topped off with a promise to do better on the next exam “for myself and my goals of being a doctor.”

    And I agree with you about spelling. The dictionary on my Mac is the most frequently used application (including iTunes).

  3. If I got that last question, I would just draw all circles (to represent spheres). Without specifying which specific degenerate orbital, I would be correct! Much simpler.

    I am now past paper and pencil tests. But before I have gotten bored during test. I learned that even when I am done in 10 minutes and there is an hour and twenty minutes left, yet I have everything right, to not turn it in that quick (people then bug you too much for help). On one test I was so bored (I mean, it is a test, you can not look around and goof around) I wrote a short story on the scrap paper given for the test, with cool illustrations. It was 5 pages long, front and back. I just forgot that the scrap paper was numbered and the professor required all scrap paper returned!

    That was an awkward conversation with my professor.

  4. LOL. Reminds me of some tests I have graded in the past when I taught organic chem.

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