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Background Knowledge Expected
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Almost all science majors are required to take this course, but Dr. McGrath made it so much fun while easy to understand really tricky concepts. You are expected to know the concepts from 1301, but if you are struggling with new or past material, he is easily available in office hours if you have questions and willing to work with people who had less than ideal teachers in the prerequisite classes!
I learned unit conversion (dimensional analysis); chemical symbols, balancing chemical equations and how to interpret them; moles, stoichiometry and molarity; atomic structure and the Periodic Table; Lewis structures, VSEPR, preliminary bonding descriptions and electronegativity; the states of matter, phase changes and intermolecular forces.
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Advice for students:
Don't miss class! If you attend lecture and use the provided powerpoint notes, it is easy to stay caught up and Dr. McGrath will often give practice handouts for new concepts.