This class was tough.
Chemistry for engineers is not the easiest of classes offered at UW-Platteville. It is widely talked about as being a weed-out class. However, the rigour of the class is great for learning the discipline you need to be a successful college student. Even if you walk away from the course remembering nothing about the material, the fast-paced, intensive learning you must do to do well in the class is invaluable.
This course does a very good job at being thorough enough in the details of chemistry to provide a solid foundation, but vague enough to combine two semesters of general chemistry into one semester comfortably. In this class, you cover the basics of what makes an atom, how to mathematically illustrate chemical interactions, and how to apply chemistry to real-world problems. Additionally, there is a lab component to the class that does a fantastic job following along with lecture to help cement the material.
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Advice for students:
The best thing to do for this class is to DO PROBLEMS! This course is math intensive and requires story problem thinking. The best approach to this is to work and rework the homework problems and then if you still do not fully understand the concept, go online and find more problems. YouTube is a great resource for more problems because most of the time the person creating the content will work the problems out with you. Being that this is a freshman level course, there are hundreds of recourses on the material if you do not understand it, do not be afraid to look!