General Chemistry II
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General Chemistry II
Course level: Undergraduate
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 completion of virtual labs.
- CHM/150 - General Chemistry I OR
- minimum one college chemistry course including laboratory
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
Solution Chemistry and Chemical Kinetics
- Explain solubility rules.
- Explain the solubility of a gas in a liquid using Henry's Law.
- Describe colligative properties of solutions.
- Determine the order, rate law and rate of a chemical reaction.
- Analyze the effects of temperature on reaction rates.
- Explain reaction mechanisms.
- Explain catalysis.
- 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
- Define Bronsted/Lowry concept of acids and bases.
- Calculate pH and pOH.
- Use K in calculations for acidic basic and neutral solutions.
- Explain buffers and hydrolysis.
- Interpret titration curves.
The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics, Entropy and Free Energy
- Calculate solubility products.
- vDescribe precipitation reactions.
- Explain the spontaneity of chemical reactions.
- Define entropy.
- Describe the second and third laws of thermodynamics.
Electrochemistry and Nonmetals
- Balance Oxidation-Reduction Equations.
- Explain the electrochemical cell and standard electrode potential.
- Predict the spontaneous direction of a redox reaction.
- Calculate Gibbs Free Energy for reactions.
- Calculate EMF under nonstandard conditions.
- Explain batteries and electrolysis.
- Describe main-group elements.
- Compare the properties of silicates, nonmetals and halogens.
Organic Chemistry, Transition Metals, and Coordination Compound Chemistry
- 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.
- Explain uniqueness of carbon.
- Describe hydrocarbons and other carbon containing compounds.
- Describe radioactive decay.
- Describe transmutation.
- Develop nuclear equations.