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Background Knowledge Expected
This class was tough.
While certainly not easy, those who are willing to put the effort into this class will learn a lot of great information about chemistry. Primarily, the big struggle in this course is that unlike Gen. Chem 1 (CHM 2045), the majority of the material in this course was rather new.
Sometimes if you want to nail down a concept you'll have to go out of your way to study it yourself. There was one particular time when I struggled with titration calculations so I watched the Khan Academy videos for them and practiced the calculations every day for the rest of that week and eventually I figured it out!
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Advice for students:
I think one of the most important things I took away from Gen. Chem. 2 is that it's a course that really helps people figure out whether they want to enter a field related to chemistry. As a result, it isn't for everyone. I know students who claimed that they didn't learn a thing in Gen. Chem. 2, but I also others who learned a lot and are studying to become chemists now. This class really helps you gauge your interest in the subject. On a side note, unlike Gen. Chem. 1, the lab component (CHM2046L) will take up the majority of the allotted time (3 hours) far more often; don't expect to be released early unless you can do your experiments quickly. Also, do not take this course with Calculus 2 (MAC 2312) at the same time unless you have a good time management system and consistent large chunks of time during which you can complete the work for both of the classes.