Making decisions is never easy, especially those that play an influential role in your future. Having to choose a major that will either make you love what you are doing, or make you resent the day you chose that course, is definitely difficult.
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Back to Basics: Acids, Bases & the pH Scale - Precision Laboratories
Being an engineer you might have to be independent and stand out a bit. I have a shirt that says engineers aren't boring, we just get excited over boring things.
Chemical Engineers are Universal Engineers. Chemical engineering is nothing like chemistry!