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Tips to Memorise Formulas in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

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Tips to Memorise Formulas in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

Before you get started, be motivated by understanding that all formulas are important and easy to master!

When you have such a large syllabus to study, memorising formulas can be difficult. Many times, you’ll have to look up old formulas in old books that you may have forgotten. So, here’s how you can memorise Physics, Chemistry, and Math formulas.


Why do we forget formulas, for instance?

There could be a variety of reasons, including a lack of concentration (focus), a lack of time and too much to comprehend, or difficulty relating which formula is used for which problem. Working on such issues should be your top priority; otherwise, you risk forgetting some crucial formulas. You must understand that all formulas are important and simple to master. 


How to memorise formulas in:




  1. Visualize and put yourself to the test.

Choose a few problems to work on and write down the formula you’ll use for each one. If you run into a problem where you can’t remember the formula, circle it in red on your list so you don’t forget it again.


  1. Apply and practise problem-solving techniques.

Practicing will assist you in learning how to apply the formulas correctly and in the correct order. When you solve problems with formulas, you’ll learn how to use each formula and when to use it. Plus, as you solve problems, the formulas will come back to you automatically.


  1. Acquire the ability to deduce formulas

You won’t be able to remember everything. As a result, you must reduce the burden of memorising hundreds of formulas at once. Deriving the formula is the best way to go about it. Some formulas can be deduced from other formulas, which makes memorising much easier.




Math, more than any other subject, has a large number of formulas, which you must master properly. You don’t want to squander your grades over a few formulas.


  1. Get to know the list of mathematical symbols.

Make a list of all the formulas by chapter so you can refer to them whenever you need them. After you’ve made a list of formulas, go over all of the new symbols you’ve come across. Make a list of the unknown mathematical symbols and try to comprehend them.


  1. Formula structure and how they can be derived

Learn to deduce formulas by understanding how they work and how they are structured.


  1. Practice

For each chapter, write the formula at least three times before beginning to solve. Math is all about solving problems, so solving sums is a must. The more you solve, the more you will enjoy it and become a perfectionist in your solving. During your study time, you can also invite a friend over and compete over a piece of cake. This will motivate you and help you remember the formulas for longer. 


  1. Review, revise, and test yourself with flashcards

For formulas in Math, you can use flashcards (short notes to glance through) to help you remember them




Chemical formulas are abbreviated representations of a compound’s properties, such as its type, molecular formula, and atomic number. So, here’s how to make chemistry more interesting and enjoyable.


  1. Make a list of the most important ones.

Make a periodic table chart that you can access from anywhere at any time. Then learn the chemical symbol for each element that is most easily found on the periodic table, which includes both the symbol’s full name and the full name of the element, such as C for carbon and He for helium, H for hydrogen, and Cl for chlorine. Some are simple to recall, while others are more difficult. Remember that the periodic table is primarily for reference, so think about it.


  1. Connections and solutions

Put the formula list on the wall so you can see it. However, do not consult it while working on the problem. Solve at least three problems in each chapter for each formula, so one chapter per week. If you’re having trouble solving a problem or remembering the formulas, circle it in red and pin it to the wall.


  1. Choose problems at random and keep the references to a minimum.

Last but not least, choose and solve random problems. If you can’t do that, write the formula at least 5 times during the week. As you become more familiar with the formulas, try to use them without consulting the formula list. If you’re solving problems at random and forgetting the formula, you should write it down.


Key Takeaways


In the end, remember nothing is difficult. 


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