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CHEM 1b General Chemistry

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    Bogomolni,R, Roland, bogo, annomous, Bogomolni,R.A., Roland,R.E., Switkes,E., RANDAROLAND, Peter Weiss, Zhang,J.Z., Jin,M.R., Jin Zhang
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    Always Do the Reading

    A Few Big Assignments

    Background Knowledge Expected

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    Jun 21, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's a course you'll need for biology and chemistry majors, plus its corresponding lab depending on which specific major you are planning on, so make sure to check your major's requirements.

    Course highlights:

    Quantum mechanics was a huge part of it, and while it sounds intimidating, it really isn't. In this class you cover a bunch of stuff about waves and electrons.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always read the chapter before the lecture. It's a bit of a pain, but you'll need the info most of the time to really follow what the professor is going over in class. For this particular one, he expected you to do so anyway. Reading the chapters seriously will be the bulk of how you're learning anyway, since the short amount of time in class doesn't allow the professor enough time to teach you everything. Spend a couple days a week just reading the textbook for the class, so you don't have to read it all at once in a hurry before doing the homework/taking an exam. Knowing some physics already will help, but you'll be able to understand the material just through the textbook as well. If you get a high B in the class with raw grades, you're most likely getting a high A, since the curve really is that big. Aim for an A anyway, but don't get too scared if you get a B on a midterm (there are two of them). A lot of this info is relevant outside of the class, as you pursue higher levels of chemistry, so understanding the concepts now will help later on.

    • Spring 2017
    • Jin Zhang
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Jun 13, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Not very legible notes & no additional online resources

    Course highlights:

    Homework was only assigned every other week but was super helpful for grasping concepts.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Attend the sections. They aren't mandatory but would be extremely helpful.

    • Spring 2017
    • Jin Zhang
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading
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    Jun 19, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend that you take this course if you need to but if you can avoid it then you should. It is a challenging course and requires a lot of independent studying. The concepts get very confusing but it is an interesting course if it is part of your major.

    Course highlights:

    We mainly focused on learning quantum mechanics but there were other fields of chemistry that we touched on.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed make sure you go to lecture everyday, no exceptions. Also reach out to outside learning services like MSI or ACE. Get to know your section leader and don't be afraid to ask questions or go to office hours.

    • Spring 2016
    • Zhang,J.Z.
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours A Few Big Assignments

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