This class was tough.
This course focuses on the general principles of chemistry. Prof. Sironi is very thorough and easy to follow. He uses power point slides, which makes understanding much easier. Recitation is optional, but the problems he goes over are very similar to ones on the tests so it is helpful. He also provides an exact break down of his grading spreadsheet, making it easy to anticipate your grade.
The specific topics of this course are atoms/molecules, stoichiometry and conversion of measurements, aqueous reactions, thermochemistry, quantum mechanical model of the atom, gasses, chemical bonding, properties of elements and intermolecular forces/solutions.
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Advice for students:
The Mastering Chemistry homework was a waste of time - very much busy work. But do it! The points you will lose by skipping assignments can knock you from an A to a B+. Be prepared to study most days of the week.