This class was tough.
This course takes the introductory chemistry course one step further. The concepts that were covered before are expanded, the experiments are cooler, and the collaboration that happens in the classroom makes it feel good to be a part of.
My favorite experiment was our very last project of the year. It was a series of tests that isolated ions, so we had to determine which ions were in our mystery sample. It was our only independent project over the entire year. I learned to be confident in myself and the importance of noting observations in conducting labs.
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Advice for students:
Form a study group! This course is taken well into your high school career, and it is definitely a step up from your basic chemistry. Keep all of your notes from any previous chemistry course, get a group of friends, and collaborate. Bounce ideas off of each other. Motivate each other.