Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course for anyone who plans on pursuing a major or a minor concentration at McGill University. The chemistry department at McGill is absolutely fantastic. Like Chem 110, Chem 120 has a rotation of three profs in one semester. Bradley Siwick, the first professor, is very clear in his explanations, regularly posts his lecture slides, and is also very helpful for one on one help. Professor Pavelka is also fantastic and gives many practice problems and examples in class.
The highlights of this course are the labs, where you get to apply the concepts you have learned in class. It's very nice for hands-on learners. The labs are always interesting and in my opinion better than biology and physics labs. As far as what I have learned, I feel like much of this course expands on topics that were covered in my high school chemistry class.
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Advice for students:
Buying the ebook and access to the McGraw Hill Connect is very important, even though it's not mandatory. But there are sets of problems and readings every week that serve as great practice/review. Also, attending class is highly encouraged because you can benefit a lot from sitting with peers and working through problems together.