Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
If the intended major requires an intro to chemistry course at URI, I strongly recommend taking CHM 103 with Dr. Dombi. Not only is this course interesting, but this professor is extremely caring for his students to excel in class and will go beyond in helping anyone pass the course. The way he lectures the material makes it really easy to understand and also very interesting, which motivates a person to keep doing better in class.
Course highlights:
I would say that the highlights of this course was definitely the math involved. The mathematics involved in this chemistry course can be overwhelming but the professor made it really clear to understand. For example, the gas laws was a challenge that I quite enjoyed because a lot of mathematics were involved as well as memorizing key formulas. All of the material from the subunits of atoms to acidity/basicity were all intriguing to me.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
My advice to students considering or taking the course would be to put all of your attention on the class lecture. Some students find it boring, some talk during class, or be on their phones, but the lecture includes materials that will be on the exam. Make sure you pay attention and take notes. Also, taking notes of your textbook while you study and practicing the mathematics on your own time is essential to fully understand the material and do good on the exam. Lastly, there are many resources either online or by visiting the professor during their office hours, so make sure you seek help early!