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This course continues the examination of principles and applications of chemistry that was begun in CHM/150: General Chemistry I. Topics include properties of solutions, acids and bases, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, oxidation–reduction, ionic and redox equations, and electrochemistry. Students apply these concepts using practical examples, facilitated discussions, and experiments conducted through hands-on labs.
Determine the solubility of a solute in a solvent.
Quantify solubility using Henry’s law.
Calculate the concentrations of solutions.
Determine the order, rate law, and rate constant of a reaction.
Compare catalyzed and uncatalyzed reactions.
Write equilibrium expressions.
Predict reaction direction.
Calculate equilibrium concentrations and constants.
Determine how changes in temperature, concentration, and volume affect equilibrium.
Compare acids and bases
Calculate pH and pOH
Use Kw in calculations for acidic, basic, and neutral solutions
Interpret titration curves
Calculate solubility product constants
Predict precipitation reactions
Describe qualitative analysis
Explain complex ion equilibria
Explain the second law of thermodynamics
Predict the spontaneous direction of a redox reaction
Calculate Ecell under nonstandard conditions
Explain batteries and electrolysis
Explain the uniqueness of carbon
Describe main-group elements
Compare the properties of silicates, nonmetals and halogens
Compare types of isomers
Apply the valence bond theory