Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The material learned in this class is extremely interesting and applicable in the real world. However, I do not recommend taking this course with Professor Schmuttenmaer, as he did not explain things well at all. I was more confused after attending his lectures than I was before going in. Reading the book was extremely important to success in this class.
My favorite part of this course was learning about phase diagrams of tertiary mixtures. These are very useful in the real world and explain a lot of real-world behavior, which is rewarding to me. Besides this, I learned a lot about interactions of molecules with each other in the real world through thermodynamics and kinetics. This is useful and applicable information.
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Advice for students:
The key to success in this course is doing all the readings and reviewing all of the problem sets before exams. Make sure you understand each topic before the class moves to the next one.