This class was tough.
Chemistry is already a hard science, and this teacher really wanted his students to master this subject. Hence, the exams are very challenging. This course is suitable for students who already have a strong foundation in chemistry and are willing to study hard.
The highlight of this course was learning about calorimetry and getting to create my own calorimeter using Styrofoam cups to measure the heat of a specific chemical reaction. This eight week summer course included topics like chemical structures and reactions, electron configuration, Lewis Structures, gas laws, thermochemsitry, stoichiometry, titration, calorimetry, bonding and nonbonding forces, solubility, various types of solids, and the electromagnetic spectrum, to name a few.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this eight week course, students should devote a minimum of three hours of studying every day. It is better to study the lecture slides and class notes than the actual textbook, but if the student is struggling to grasp a topic on the slide, then the textbook will provide a more in depth explanation.