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General Chemistry II




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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.


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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.

Chemical Equilibrium

  • 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.

Nuclear Chemistry

  • Describe radioactive decay.
  • Describe transmutation.
  • Develop nuclear equations.


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