OMG Francis is teaching Chem 112A

<p><em>jumps for joy!</em></p>

<p>YES! I heard he's a really good teacher. Has anyone ever had him before?</p>

<p>Why are you taking chem 112A? What's your major and do you need it or is it an extra class that you want to take for yourself? I haven't heard of it before.</p>

<p>It's way too bad Ellman left for Yale. Amazing prof. But you guys are lucky to have Francis as well.</p>

<p>Chem 112A is first-semester ochem, equivalent to 3A/L. It's required for people in CoC and a small number of MCB majors.</p>

<p>The grade distribution is fixed at 30-30-30-10, but having a good professor is always nice :)</p>

<p>I notice that a lot of freshman College of Chem students post around in this forum, but not many sophomore/junior/senior standing ppl.</p>

<p>This makes me wonder if the upperdiv o-chem did something to them. :|</p>

<p>O, but AppleJuice is definitely an exception, right?</p>

<p>Admittedly, I was kinda anxious about who would be teaching 112a, seeing how Ellman's out. Another thing to look forward to in the fall :)</p>

<p>Between Chem 112A and Chem 3A what would you guys choose?</p>

<p>If they had a choice, it'd probably be Chem 3A. Chem 112A is upper division o-chem, which doesn't sound very appealing, lol</p>

<p>I took 112A with Ellman, and having looked at the exams for 3A, I actually thought the 3A exams were harder. Typically the final grade distributions are similar, though supposedly Pedersen doesn't give many A's in 3A. So it's not really clear to me which is more difficult. However, 112B definitely covers wayy way more material than 3B (however the 112B curve is super lenient).</p>