General Chemistry II – chm151 (4 credits)
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.
Catalysis and Chemical Equilibrium
- Determine how changes in temperature, concentration, and volume affect equilibrium.
- Compare catalyzed and uncatalyzed reactions.
- Write equilibrium expressions.
- Predict reaction direction.
- Calculate equilibrium concentrations and constants.
Acids, Bases, Buffers and Solubility Equilibria
- Compare acids and bases.
- Calculate pH and pOH.
- Use Kw in calculations for acidic, basic, and neutral solutions.
- Explain buffer characteristics, range and capacity.
- Interpret titration curves.
- Calculate solubility product constants.
Ionic Equilibria and Entropy
- Predict precipitation reactions.
- Calculate changes in entropy.
- Describe qualitative analysis.
- Explain the second law of thermodynamics.
- Explain complex ion equilibria.
Electrochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry
- Explain the electrochemical cell and standard electrode potential.
- Predict the spontaneous direction of a redox reaction.
- Calculate delta G for reactions.
- Calculate E(degree)cell under nonstandard conditions.
- Explain batteries and electrolysis.
- Calculate radioactive decay.
- Compare fission and fusion.
- Balance Oxidation-Reduction Equations.
Nonmetals and Organic Chemistry
- Explain the uniqueness of carbon.
- Describe hydrocarbons.
- Compare the properties of silicates, nonmetals and halogens.
- Describe main-group elements.
Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
- Describe the properties, distribution, structures, and alloys of metals.
- Write electron configurations for transition metals.
- Identify complex ions and common ligands.
- Compare types of isomers.
- Apply the valence bond theory.
Solution Chemistry and Chemical Kinetics
- 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.
- Analyze the effects of temperature on reaction rates.
- Explain reaction mechanisms.
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