Professor Sam Sewall / Pallavi Sirjoosingh / Paul Wiseman / Mitchell Huot (lab) / Badawy Shaath (lab) Reviews


Class Ratings

4.7Amazing Class
5Very Interesting
5Very Useful

Professor Rating

4Good Prof
Comments on the course

This is the quantitative version of first year chemistry. Some of the content should be high school review. This course is much more math-heavy than CHEM 110.

Course Content

Gas laws, gas mixtures, Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases, chemical kinetics, reaction rates, reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics, calorimetry, chemical equilibrium, enthalpy + entropy, intermolecular forces, properties of mixtures, acid - base chemistry, ionic equilibrium, electrochemistry,

Comments on the professor

Professors were pretty nice.


Do the comprehension questions after each set of recorded lecture videos and make sure to get the answers during the live sessions because these questions serve as the foundation for quiz and exam questions. Tutorial questions are equally important. Make sure to take clear and organized notes as this course is content heavy and things will pile up very quickly. Lab component was pretty fun and interesting. Quizzes and timed assessments were not too bad but the final was challenging due to being longer and having some harder questions.

Course: CHEM 120Delivery: OnlineGrade: AAttendance: Non-MandatoryWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Optional
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