This class was tough.
I loved this course. I did find it difficult at times, but the teacher was always willing to help and explained everything clearly to me. He went over it as many times you needed and gave examples to practice on before leaving. I am more of a biology person and hated chemistry ever since we started learning about the subject, though the way he teaches the course. It was actually fun. I fairly enjoyed it and he brought on a love of chemistry for me.
The course is fast paced, so even if you do get help you need to catch on quickly. It involves drawing molecules and looking at molecules and naming them (organic chemistry). How the nature of attractive forces that exist between particles in a substance determines the properties and limits the uses of that substance. How energy changes and rates of reaction can be described quantitatively. You will investigate ways to improve the efficiency of chemical reactions by applying optimal conditions. Students will also evaluate the societal and environmental costs and benefits of technologies that transform energy. The predictable ways in which chemical systems are dynamic and respond to changing conditions. You will also assess the significant implications for nature and industry of applying chemical systems at equilibrium. The predictable way in which electrons are transferred from one substance to another in oxidation and reduction reactions. You will also assess the significant implications of controlling and applying oxidation and reduction reactions for industry, health and safety, and the environment.
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Advice for students:
If you ever take a chemistry course and think it'll be tough always ask around for opinions on the teacher. I find knowing who is going to teach you would best prepare yourself for the help you may need and where else you can find it. Also, I found when I study (can apply to any course) if you take short breaks in-between studying it can help improve your focus. I say work for 30 minutes and then take a 10 minute break to stretch / get some water.