Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The class is designed as an introduction to chemical engineering and accomplishes that goal with the intuitive tests and assignments. The tests focused on applying what was learned in class to solve a problem. Process diagrams were easy to understand conceptually and equally easy to solve as basic algebra the most math necessary. However, what the questions asked for were of a variety of variables and answers that required more intense thinking to even begin solving the problem.
The biggest concept was how to solve process flow diagrams. In essence, this is what happens in a particular process of what goes in and what comes out. By adding different aspects to the diagrams such as energy and mass transfer as well as equilibrium, variables could be determined for a given process. While it may become complex it is quite easy to solve at its core with simple algebra.
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Advice for students:
Practice makes you better but far from perfect. Expect both simple and very challenging questions that you may have attempted before or are just seeing it brand new. Both the tests and assignments are like this so a deeper understanding of the material is necessary to know how to solve any problem. Intuition is the main factor to succeeding in this course.