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.

This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Solution Chemistry and Chemical Kinetics

  • Explain reaction mechanisms.
  • 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.

Catalysis and Chemical Equilibrium

  • Compare catalyzed and uncatalyzed reactions.

  • Predict reaction direction.

  • Calculate equilibrium concentrations and constants.

  • Determine how changes in temperature, concentration, and volume affect equilibrium.

  • Write equilibrium expressions.

Acids, Bases, Buffers and Solubility Equilibria

  • Explain buffer characteristics, range and capacity
  • Interpret titration curves  

  • Compare acids and bases

  • Calculate pH and pOH

  • Calculate solubility product constants

  • Use Kw in calculations for acidic, basic, and neutral solutions

Ionic Equilibria and Entropy

  • Describe qualitative analysis

  • Explain complex ion equilibria

  • Explain the second law of thermodynamics

  • Calculate changes in entropy
  • Predict precipitation reactions

Electrochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry

  • Balance Oxidation-Reduction Equations
  • Explain the electrochemical cell and standard electrode potential
  • Predict the spontaneous direction of a redox reaction

  • Calculate delta G for reactions
  • Calculate Ecell under nonstandard conditions

  • Explain batteries and electrolysis

  • Calculate radioactive decay
  • Compare fission and fusion

Nonmetals and Organic Chemistry

  • Explain the uniqueness of carbon

  • Describe hydrocarbons

  • Describe main-group elements

  • Compare the properties of silicates, nonmetals and halogens

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

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