Summer 2019 - This is my first ever bruinwalk review but I felt like I had to write one because the reviews on here doesn’t do Pang justice. He’s a very effective professor and gives little hints to help you memorize stuff while also being funny. Also he prints out the slides for the lectures which makes it easier to follow and take notes since you don’t have to worry about missing important info since most of it is already there (rip the trees tho lol). Pang also gives you a study guide for the midterm and final with solutions like what an angel. The study guide is harder than actual exams so you’ll do well if you just study off of it. The labs are time consuming but the manual gives you step to step directions. Some of the reviews blamed Pang for the structure of the class but it’s a freaking lab of course it’s going to have a heavy workload and every 14bl professor is required to assign those labs. Overall Pang is a real homie and I wish he taught the regular chem classes because I would’ve gotten way better grades with him as the professor
Spring 2022 - I had a very positive experience taking Pang for 14CL, especially after hearing horror stories about Henary. The three hour labs 2 times a week honestly sounded overwhelming, however, its not as bad as some weeks it's just one lab that requires possible 4 hours total. Other weeks we didn't even have to meet for the other section or it would only last 1 hour if you were efficient. The pre and post lab reports were a decent amount of work but the midterm and final were very reasonable if you studied all the content. Additionally if you have a good lab TA like I did (king Brandon Jolly), then you should have close to 100% in you lab category. I ended up only needing to get around a 66% on my final to get an A because the requirement for an A is 90%. Professor Pang teaches very clearly, and is one of the last few good chem professors left as the UCLA chem department falls to shambles.
Winter 2021 - Professor Pang made this course very accomodating for students everywhere. Asynchronous lectures, light workload, and 24 hour exams. The exams, as well as the homeworks and lab reports were light in terms of courseload. I would spend about 4 hours a week max working on homework and lab reports. His slides are concise and informative, and we breeze through a lot of content in such a short time. His lectures are done on PowerPoint though, so no 2x speed. He is available for many office hours, and labs were not very time consuming (we could leave early). He is also very responsive to emails, so don't be afraid to reach out if you need help. Overall, Professor Pang has been one of my favorite instructors so far, and he has made this class very fun! I would take this class again with him in a heartbeat.
Fall 2021 - Dr. Pang is awesome. After coming back from quarantine and getting throwing into 30AL after taking 20L virtually, the transition was made extremely comfortable thanks to the setup of this class. Dr. Pang's lectures are very clear and engaging, and are also podcasted online. The workload is very manageable and labs are structured quite well (and you can leave early if you finish—physics department has something to learn from this class). You spent most of this class in the lab (go figure) with the TA, but Dr. Pang always drops into the lab and looks around and is generally available for questions. He's also a total chad and will notice if you're doing something wrong with your sulfuric acid solution and step in and fix it without wearing gloves or goggles. He's never upset if you mess something up, and your grade won't suffer if your percent yield is low, as long as you can explain why (again, physics department, you really got to step it up). Tests are fair and not too hard as well, and this class is a great complement to CHEM 30B, which will take all your time anyway, so it's nice that this class is much easier.