Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases

Laurence Lavelle

Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Laurence Lavelle

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Overall 3.6
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Easiness of class 2.7
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Workload 2.9
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Clarity of professor 3.5
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Helpfulness of professor 3.9
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

Chemical Principles
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Chemistry Equations & Answers (Quickstudy Reference Guides - Academic)
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Chemistry (Quick Study Academic)
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Grades

Fall 2017
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17.1%
13.7%
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6.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2016
16.9%
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11.3%
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Summer 2016
13.4%
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8.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
21.9%
18.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
14.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2013
15.8%
13.2%
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2.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2012
19.6%
16.4%
13.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
13.5%
11.2%
9.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2006
16.4%
13.7%
10.9%
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2.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 31, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

I ended up with a "B" in this class. I studied extremely hard for the Final Exam and last two quizzes and I did relatively well. I barely studied for the Midterm or first quiz and I did poorly. Thus, my overall grade of a "B" could have been an "A" potentially, but it was my own fault for not putting in the time at the beginning of the quarter. What this all means...Lavelle is a tough professor. He writes difficult exams. But, if you put the time in studying, going to lecture and section, and DOING THE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS IN A TIMELY MANNER, you will be fine.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 31, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lavelle is a nice guy but not really a good professor. I had him for 14 A and 14 B and I got an A- in both. in order to do good on quizzes you must do all the problems assigned in the book. to succeed on the midterm and final, just do all the practice tests in the course reader. You gotta study A LOT but as long as you are about 10% above average you should be able to get an A-. Lectures are very very boring so for me it was just nap time. If you have time i suggest you go to as many discussion sections as possible. ask around to see who are the good TA's and go to their discussions (jennifer casey and xiaming and janie and rob tobolowsky are awesome TA's) and go their office hours if you have questions about any concepts or problems in the book. Not too bad. I didn't take AP chem in high school and I did good so there is no need to be scared just be prepared to work

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 21, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

He was very clear in his lecture and doesn't mind taking the time to address every student's question. Yes, even dumb questions and repetitive questions. And he's always around on VOH, which I don't think people take advantage of enough. and he provides a ridiculous amount of review hours. And the course reader is a good study guide. Tests are very fair. I did all the homework problems, some of which are much harder than his test questions, and I did have a decent AP Chem teacher in high school. I look forward to taking him again for 14B. Hopefully this helps.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 15, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

I took Lavelle for chem 14A, and i thought he did a pretty good job. He was a VOH site where u can post questions and he usually answers them pretty quickly, which is very helpful. I thot his tests were fair. As of now, hes the only chem 14a professor, so u kind of dont have a choice of whether u wanna take another professor unless u take the 20 series. Otherwise, i thought he did a fairly good job w/ the class.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 30, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Each lecture served as naptime for half of the class. It's hard to stay attentive because Professor Lavelle reads straight off of the overhead. But then again, how else do you teach chemistry without confusing the students too much? Professor Lavelle is very organized, outlining what we need to know before he begins a new chapter. He may be a dry lecturer, but he knows his stuff and he's a really nice guy. If you have any questions, ask him on VOH and he'll answer back very quickly. His midterms and final aren't too bad; you just need to know the material well. I never did any of the homework and studied the day before the exams and ended up with a B-. If you keep up and do the problems, you should get an A.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 1, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lavelle is an exremely organized and articulate lecturer. He prepares his lectures in such a way that I find it quite easy to follow along, or at least pinpoint where I'm confused. Many people complain that he's too hard, but this just makes it all the more rewarding when you do well in his class. His class takes a lot of work, but it's definitely possible to do well - if you don't get behind. And by the way, his accent is absolutely not a problem. Those of you complaining about it, just step into a couple of econ lectures at this school, and that should keep you quiet.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 23, 2005 Grade Received: N/A

I thought Lavelle was a good professor. He was probably the best professor out of the three that I had this quarter. The only thing is that the class requires a lot of work if you want an A. You have to buy the lecture notes and follow along during the lectures, read the book, and DO THE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS. Also, I thought covel tutoring was really helpful for this class so sign up for it if you have this class next quarter. All in all, Lavelle's class is pretty easy if you put enough effort and work into it. I spent a lot of time reading the chapters and doing the homework problems and I got an A.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 7, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lavelle, however intelligent he may be, was incapable of teaching chemistry. Though his accent was entertaining for the first week or so, nothing could make up for his lack of covering material properly. He went over material fast, would often times go off on tangents and though he was organized, he lacked the ability to communicate his knowledge to students effectively. Not only this, but his midterms are ridiculously difficult and do not test your knowledge gained from the class, but rather how closely you read the lecture notes. If I had the chance, I would avoid this class like the plague, but if you must take it, make sure you get Frank as your TA, he is a better teacher than Professor Lavelle.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 6, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

First of all, Doc Lavelle is a very nice person. He cares about his students' learning and i highly reccomend office hours. The class is very basic chemistry so it's not going to be that interesting. Us science majors just have to trudge through it. The tests were challenging but fair. Im looking forward to taking him again next quarter.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 8, 2004 Grade Received: N/A

Lavelle is such a nice professor. His lectures can eventually get a big boring but paying attention can really help once you start to read the text. His tests are pretty fair, 2 MTs, 1 final, couple quizzes, all curved. Sometimes he'll throw in a couple tricky questions tho on minor topics that he barely touched on, not too hard tho. A lot of practice tests are availabe on the course webpage, do them! they are very very helpful especially since some of the test q's will be very similar or even exactly the same if yure lucky.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

Chemical Principles
Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones, Leroy Laverman
ISBN: 9781429288972
View on Amazon

iclicker+ student remote and REEF 6M Packaging
i-clicker
ISBN: 9781319149246
View on Amazon

iclicker2 student remote and REEF 6M packaging
i-clicker
ISBN: 9781319149581
View on Amazon

Chemistry Equations & Answers (Quickstudy Reference Guides - Academic)
Inc. BarCharts
ISBN: 9781423201892
View on Amazon

Chemistry (Quick Study Academic)
Inc. BarCharts
ISBN: 9781423218593
View on Amazon
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