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General Chemistry II

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 7 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7

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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.
    • Describe 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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