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  • Average Rating (from 5 Students)

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    • Profile picture
    Jan 26, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Although the coursework and exams themselves were very grueling and difficult respectively, the knowledge you gain (especially if you plan on entering the medical field in the future) is the kind that stays with you your entire life. For those of us who have never been exposed to chemistry until high school, learning chemistry is like learning a second or third language. It does not come easily, but when it does, it's not the kind of thing you would forget, even after a couple of years. Because of all the labs incorporated within the course itself, you also get a lot of practical experience. You learn how to light up and adjust the flame of a bunsen burner. You learn which liquids or gases are flammable and which solids are densest. You learn how to work with acids and how to handle toxic waste with care. It's the perfect balance of textbook learning and hands-on experience.

    Course highlights:

    One of the best parts of this course was when we learned about different chemical reactions such as decomposition, synthesis, metathesis reactions, single-displacement, and oxidation-reduction reactions. It was so much fun predicting what the products of a reaction would be and making that reaction come alive on paper. I am the type of person who likes to create diagrams, so the sections on bonding and electron configuration were very interesting to me. I enjoyed creating the lewis structures and orbital diagrams of different compounds such as SF4 and NO2, learning about pi bonds and resonance, and working with hybridization and the molecular orbital theory. Learning about cathode ray tubes and electron ray guns really opened my eyes to the workings of everyday electronic devices such as televisions and computers. My favorite aspect of the class, however, was probably the intensive in-class discussions and question sessions we had. Because the teacher I had knew a great deal about the world, we often had a chance to apply the things we learned to real-world situations and to talk about cutting research with technology such as the Superconducting Super Collider.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Never shirk on the homework. This is one class you cannot afford to let slide or blow off. Always make sure to get a good night's sleep the day before and especially before exams. I suggest setting aside at least an hour a day studying for this course. Make sure you're reviewing the present day's material and reading ahead in the book to the next lesson. It will make comprehending the next day's lecture so much easier. Believe it or not, you can learn so much more by listening attentively to your teacher as he or she speaks and by taking notes sparingly than by writing furiously everything he or she says and being left with a lot of unnecessary notes that you won't be able to understand later. Also, indulge in your curiosity. You don't have to limit yourself to the labs within the course requirements. Do experiments at home. They don’t have to be as complicated as acid-based titrations but can be something as simple as the Pepper and Soap Experiment.

    • Winter 2016
    • Sawan
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jan 20, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class to those who genuinely enjoy chemistry. The class is not easy and requires a lot of hard work, but it pays off. I had a blast in this class and enjoyed learning about chemistry more than anything.

    Course highlights:

    My favorite part of the course was the labs and the reports we had to write. It was always on the unit we were working on which helped put a lot of what we were learning into perspective. Seeing something explored through actual lab work rather than just notes was very beneficial and helped me a lot throughout the class.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to enjoy AP Chemistry, I would recommend that you enjoy chemistry and math. Chemistry is a lot of math and equations which are tied to conceptual knowledge. Without the desire to take this class, I doubt any student would succeed.

    • Winter 2016
    • Parker
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Meetings Outside of Class
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    Oct 23, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is fun and helps you to learn a lot of things such as writing conclusion and summaries what you have done.

    Course highlights:

    In this class I learned to write conclusions and do lab experience

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    You have to listen of course to what the teacher says and try to do it as she said. Also always ask questions If you miss something or didn't understand a vocabulary . Nothing is hard if give your best you will reach what you want.

    • Fall 2016
    • Parker
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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