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CHEM 103 (Fall 2013)

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87 87 79 82 82

Comment: Decent class took with Chris Chang. Not too difficult if you stay on top of the material. Pretty much learn some basic inorganic chemistry of transition metals and a few applications to biological systems. Good class for chem-bio majors, not sure if it would be helpful for anyone else. No textbook, but Chang's notes are more than sufficient. GSI's were helpful in OH too. Chris Chang really knows his stuff and is pretty enthusiastic about the class. There is more organization to the class now than there was in the past from what I've heard. Pretty interesting learning about the way metals work in enzymes. Would recommend. Some OChem knowledge would definitely be helpful towards the end of the class (acid-base, electrophile/nucleophile chemistry). Beware if you are not a fan of mechanisms as there is heavy emphasis on mechanisms at the end of the class...

CHEM 103 (Fall 2012)

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67 85 64 65 66

Comment: Do the homework, study the lectures and you'll do fine. Class is rather unorganized and you don't really feel like you get too much out of it in the end, unfortunately.

CHEM 103 (Fall 2012)

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79 79 50 35 28

Comment: The material covered is not very bad, and is generally easier than most other upper division chem classes at Berkeley, and presents a lot of interesting material. Lot of memorizing metalloenzyme reactions, and pretty difficult exams relative to the ease of lecture material. Overall, a pretty good class, although C. Chang is not the most approachable or enthusiastic professor.

CHEM 103 (Fall 2012)

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90 100 94 78 79

CHEM 103 (Fall 2012)

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91 100 94 71 94

Comment: Really awesome professor. Tests were fair, and the curve was generous.

CHEM 103 (Fall 2012)

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71 71 72 73 75

CHEM 103 (Fall 2010)

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82 80 81 70 65

Comment: The material is extremely interesting, but sometimes he can be a little dry. Highly recommend this class.

CHEM 103 (Fall 2010)

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92 100 100 81 79

Comment: exams were very fair. one of the most interesting chemistry classes i've taken. it is especially interesting if you have taken/will take bio 1a/other biology courses since it really helps you understand the role of metals in enzymes

CHEM 103 (Fall 2010)

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85 77 50 91 50

CHEM 103 (Fall 2009)

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80 100 84 100 100

CHEM 254 (Spring 2013)

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85 84 74 86 85

Comment: A fun course to take. Basically Chem 103 but in a little more detail. Lectures were very interesting and the coursework was very light. No homework, no exams, just a final paper on a topic of your choice. I highly recommend this class.

CHEM 254 (Spring 2013)

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77 50 50 50 50

Comment: No exams, no assignments. Only a paper at the end of the course on a topic of one's choosing. Chem 254 covers many topics covered in Chem 103, but skips the basic inorganic chemistry (e- counting, MO diagrams, HSAB, etc). The course covers very interesting material, especially for those interested in the chemical biology of metals, a topic that is - in my opinion - often not as heavily emphasized in an undergraduate curriculum as it should be. Great course to take for those who have completed 103 but are still looking to learn more about metals in biology.