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CHM1025 vs CHM2045

tharealnesstharealness Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited July 2009 in University of Florida
I have taken basic chemistry in high school, but thats it. I do not remember anything. Chemistry was one of my worst subjects and I barely managed a B in Honors chemistry. But I don't remember anything. I took the readiness assesment and just squeaked by with the lowest amount to be eligible to take the class.

Should I take CHM1025 or CHM2045. Getting an A is very important to me. I am a freshman. I want to finish off my first semester with straight As to see the difficulty and what it is worth. Will I be overwhelmed in CHM2045(with John Anthony Mitchell)? That is what I have now and I am 99% sure that I should change to CHM1025 and then go into CHM2045. Or with a reasonable amount of studying will I be able to pull off an A in CHM2045? Thanks!!!
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Replies to: CHM1025 vs CHM2045

  • danny_125danny_125 Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    Look, get rid of the mentality of "I want A's and easy classes." In college, you won't find easy A's out there. It will be common if you don't get an A. And if you're going to be taking chemistry classes, don't expect that the majority are breezing through the classes.
    In my opinion, I would take CHEM 2045 to save time in the long run. The intro class is a waste of time.
    My two cents.
  • tharealnesstharealness Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    dude what the hell. i'm asking if i'm going to be overwhelmed by CHM 2045 and if it would be possible for me to get an A in it or if it was going to not cover too much information I should already know in the class and if taking CHM1025 first would be a better option. I didn't ask to be lectured on why I shouldn't strive for an A in my college classes.

    Other opinions please.
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    I personally would recommend 1025. Most decide on 2045 knowing that they have somewhat of a good/ok/great background with chem from HS.

    FYI - 1025 does the first 6 chapters. 2045 does 15 chapters, also the 1st exam in 2045 is the 1st 6 chapters.
  • danny_125danny_125 Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    Read this before anything: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-florida/753648-chm1025.html.

    Sure you're going to be overwhelmed by CHM 2045. It's Chemistry. Any science class is going to be overwhelming. Period. As for "...possible for me to get an A in it...", sure it is possible to get an A. As a matter of fact, people do get A's in Chemistry, but not the majority. To answer your broad question, search your prospective professor in Pick-A-Prof and research his grade distribution for the class he teaches.
  • tzais01tzais01 Registered User Posts: 755 Member
    Cool link at pickaprof. Thanks!
  • danny_125danny_125 Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    No Problem!
  • stephen08stephen08 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    In high school, I only took Pre-IB Chemistry, which is basically the same as an honors class, and did well in that. In my 1st semester of freshman year, I took 2045 and I definitely had trouble in it, and it seemed like pretty much everyone else had taken AP or IB Chem in HS. I ended up with a low B in 2045. If getting an A is really very important to you, you should consider taking 1025.
  • gthopefulgthopeful Registered User Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    Better make sure your major accepts it as credit first. I know that my major did not allow me to take 1025.
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    Better make sure your major accepts it as credit first. I know that my major did not allow me to take 1025.

    Most(all?) majors dont accept it as a gen chem credit. The class is only used for a prep class to 2045. Also some people take it for a P credit, for majors that dont require the gen chem sequence.
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