This class was tough.
Most people take this course because it's required. Outside of that, I wouldn't really recommend it to others unless they're passionate about chemistry. It isn't too hard, yet you do have to work very hard for an A in the class.
In this course you learn a lot of the "real world applications" of chemistry. You apply the problems to everyday life situations, and that is one of the reasons this course wasn't all that bad. There is a laboratory session each week that also contributes to the learning process.
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Advice for students:
Make sure that you brush up on your chemistry knowledge, whether it be from AP Chemistry or General Chemistry I. Going into the course, you are expected to know how to do basic calculations using dimensional analysis. You are also expected to know how to balance equations, find the limiting reagent, thermochemistry, etc. On top of that, you must attend lecture and be involved and pay attention. You must hand write your own notes. You must do the reading for yourself.