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    Nov 12, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    WSU has a really good chemistry department. The class is held in one of the best lecture halls with a nice big smartboard which records the lecture for students who would like to re-listen to it after class. At the same time, the professor writes all of the notes on an electronic device which saves them on a school website where the students can download them. In addition to that, Dr. Pflum is very passionate about her course. She always makes announcement about research opportunities, study resources, and even discoveries in the field of chemistry. Lastly, students can always get help in organic chemistry from peer mentors who are available five days a week.

    Course highlights:

    We started off by learning about the basic units of an organic molecule, carbon and hydrogen, and resonance structures of how electrons move from one atom to another in the same molecule. We then moved on to larger molecular structures and learned about the benzene ring and how it forms a chair in a three dimensional space. We also looked at the functional groups of the molecules. This is where the chemical reactions take place. Each functional group has its own orientation in the three dimensional space. By looking at the structure, number of carbon atoms, and functional groups we came up with unique names for each molecule. Lastly, we covered chemical reactions between molecules as well as synthesis reactions where you come up with steps to synthesize a specific molecule. All of this was reinforced by lab work.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't spend too much time on trying to read the textbook, the supplemental reading book was more helpful. Its called Organic Chemistry as a second language. The textbook is more helpful for practice problems. Make sure you do the problems everyday. Its a hard course.

    • Fall 2015
    • MaryKayH.Pflum,Ph.D.
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Competitive Classmates Meetings Outside of Class
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    Apr 12, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Class is required but Zibuck does help teach the information. Going to class and doing examples actually helps.

    Course highlights:

    Gained a solid foundation of Organic Chemsitry which helps make it easy to retain information when preparing for things like the MCAT.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to class and do regular practice.

    • Winter 2016
    • ReginaZibuck
    • Yes
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