This class was tough.
I would recommend this course to whoever is interested in learning the basics of chemistry in a little more depth. This course deals with various subjects ranging from properties of the periodic table,to kinetics, thermodynamics, etc. It is the perfect class for someone pursuing a chemistry/biochemistry major and pre-med track. It is a high speed course and very engaging. You will need to go to office hours if you do not understand something. Don't be afraid to ask questions because if you don't understand something, you will be stuck for the rest of the semester. The book is essential in passing this course as it thoroughly explains the material and gives multiple practice problems with the answers in the back.
CH109 allowed me to brush up on my basic chemistry skills while delving deeper into more details on important topics. It helped me to develop my studying skills and my academic life overall. By being in such a high pace course, you learn to not procrastinate and actually keep up with the reading and ask questions.
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Advice for students:
Buy the book ahead of time if you can. Start reading and mark the areas you are stuck on. This lets the professor know that you are engaged in the course which goes a long way, although it might not seem so. Creating a student-teacher relationship from the beginning is essential in not only getting a high percentage in class participation, but in establishing a resource for help as well.