Chemistry Complexity

Reported by Landen Anciso

Madison offers 425 different classes, but when students are asked about the hardest class, Chemistry is often the most cited. This includes Chemistry, Chemistry Honors, and AP Chemistry.

For instance, student-athlete Athlete Jacqueline Espinosa said “What makes Chemistry hard is learning the complex processes of hybrids and resonance. It can be very complicated and confusing. I constantly need to watch videos and take notes on the topic, or else I’m completely lost in class.” Jacqueline is not a bad student either, she brings in nearly all A’s and maybe a B now and again, so for her to say that this class is very tough and getting in the way of her free time should be saying something.

Sophomore Jacqueline Espinosa tries to stay on par with chemistry.

Jacqueline also plays softball, and as we know softball season is starting very soon, and she will be having practice for it every day, so this chemistry class will cause some problems. “Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with all the work, and it can be a lot on top of my busy schedule. It affects my mood, sleep, schedule, and the amount of motivation I have to do other things.” Jacqueline says.

Jacqueline’s experience is not unique, and many students struggle to balance their busy schedules with the demands of Chemistry. Although it is not advisable to eliminate Chemistry classes, it would be helpful to slow down the pace or find ways to make the subject clearer to students. This would reduce the stress and pressure that students experience, and allow them to balance their lives better.

To help cope with chemistry issues, try thinking of these jokes to alleviate the stress. How often should you tell them? Periodically.


  1. Did you hear about the chemist who was reading a book about helium? He just couldn’t put it down!
  2. Why do chemists like nitrates so much? They’re cheaper than day rates.
  3. What do you call a tooth in a glass of water? A one-molar solution.
  4. A neutron walks into a bar and asks how much for a soda. The waiter replies, “For you, no charge!”
  5. Why did the noble gas cry? Because all its friends Argon.
  6. What do you call a tooth in a glass of water? A one-molar solution.
  7. Why did the biologist break up with the physicist? They had no chemistry.
  8. Why do chemists call helium, curium, and barium the medical elements? Because if you can’t helium or curium, you barium!
  9. Why can you never trust an atom? Because they make up literally everything.
  10. Two atoms were walking down the street and one suddenly stopped and says, “Oh no, I think I lost an electron!” The other atom asks, “Are you positive?”

* Jokes are provided by Google.



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