This class was tough.
This class is very tough because you need to take everything you learned from Chem 20BL and the first of of Chem 30AL to analyze a soil sample as your final project. It is a group project, which is nice if your group members know what they are doing (mine did), but if they don't, this lab is definitely a lot of work for just 1 person.
It was nice to see that all the reactions we learned in Chem 30A were being applied in this lab so that we could tangibly see the connection between 2D drawings of chemicals on paper, and how they actually react in lab.
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Advice for students:
Definitely stay on top of your work. Do the labs and learn them well. Everything that he tests you on will be straight from the labs, and you will have to apply what you know to other scenarios as well. The labs are not graded to harshly, but the final can make or break your grade.