IIT student, Physics and Maths tutor with more than 2 years experience
Hi Om, if you are able to understand concepts, then you should be able to solve questions. It is like in Chemistry you won't be getting same question like it has been taught to you in classes. For solving Organic Chemistry questions, you need to relate reactions and stuff with reactions and theory you did in your class. And the thing is you are supposed to know all concepts (not chapter wise). If you are still not able to solve questions, you should get help from your teacher, ask her how the solution is arrived, instead of just knowing solutions. Hope that it helped you. Regards, Puneet
Chemistry Tutor - IIT-JEE 2011, 4th year student at IIT
Practice, practice and practice! That is the only hack for learning application. Do as many questions as possible, especially paragraph type ones and matrix matching. They give you lot of insight into linking your concepts to questions. Don't look at the answers if you are unable to solve something, think of it for a day. Look up to the concept once again and try solving again. Only then check for answers. All the best!
To get the application orientation, try to do exercise problems from only one book first. After that you will get doubts. Then interact with concerned subject teacher to clear doubts. Then only your problem solving levels will be improved.
As per your question, I am able to get that you are able to understand the concepts well and having difficulty in applying them. When your teacher solves the questions and explains you the concepts, it seems easy and when you yourself apply it’s difficult. For this I will suggest you to practice more number of objective questions and start your level as beginner. Objective questions provide deep insights of concepts and it will help you a lot and with time you should increase the difficulty level and you will love and enjoy Chemistry.