This class was tough.
If you are passionate about chemistry, or just want to have a better understanding of how things work, this course will definitely interest you! Professor Hudson is clearly very enthusiastic about the subject, which makes learning it a lot easier.
The highlight of this course was definitely spectroscopy! We touched base on this towards the end, however it was a refreshing change from all the other content, and much more interesting too - seeing the graphs, and being able to decode what each peak and point meant, kind of like learning a new language.
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Advice for students:
If you focus on understanding the material, rather than memorizing it, it's not a tough course at all. Also, make sure to do the supplementary questions provided in the lab books! Those really help a lot. Also, for the labs, make sure to read over the lab manual beforehand - it truly makes the lab so much more interesting, faster, and allows you to avoid simple mistakes.