General Chemistry II –
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.
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.
Catalysis and Chemical Equilibrium
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.
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
Describe qualitative analysis
Explain complex ion equilibria
Explain the second law of thermodynamics
- Calculate changes in entropy
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 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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