This class was tough.
I would recommend this course for people who are majoring in chemistry or for students who need Chem 1A for their pre requisites. This course is about as tough as Chemistry 1A. However, as long as you attend lab each week and answer the pre lab questions, you will be prepared for both the weekly quizzes and the subsequent labs. I suffered a little on the final because it emphasized mostly Chem 1A material instead of the typical lab quiz questions. Quizzes are straightforward, but slightly difficult to me given that I had to finish them in 15 minutes. Quizzes do not merely test you on questions corresponding to the current lab (but also the previous one sometimes).
The labs were really interesting and was able to help clarify several concepts in general Chemistry lecture. I learned lab apparatus and equipment, lab safety rules, nomenclature, stoichiometry (limiting reagents), solubility rules, titration, finding molar volume, the Le Chatelier principle, and more.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to answer all the lab questions with accuracy because the TA checks if they're correct or not. You can be docked off for making minor mistakes on lab questions and quiz questions, so watch out for units and small calculation mistakes (such as significant figures). Be prepared for the quizzes by studying the previous and current lab.