Dec 04, 2023
CHEM& 162 - General Chemistry with Lab II Credits: 6
Continuation of CHEM&161 . Covers modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular and electronic structure, valence bond theory, liquids and solids, and intermolecular forces.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL&101 . CHEM&161 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in MATH 142 or MATH 106 ; or eligible for MATH&151 or higher; or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Calculate the wavelength, frequency and energy of electromagnetic radiation associated with electron transitions predicted by Bohr’s atomic model.
- Identify the key differences between classical and modern atomic theory, including the particulate nature of light and the wave nature of matter.
- Describe the underlying principles of the Quantum-Mechanical model of the atom.
- Describe the location of electrons in an element or ion using quantum numbers, electron configurations and orbital diagrams.
- Explain periodic trends (e.g., atomic size, electron affinity, ionization energy or electronegativity) and use these to predict the chemical and physical properties of a substance (e.g., lattice energy, melting point, polarity).
- Use the applicable bonding model (metallic, ionic, covalent or network covalent) to predict the physical and chemical properties of a substance.
- Use Lewis structures to represent ionic or covalent compounds, including those expanded octet configurations.
- Use the VSEPR theory 3-D shape of a molecule or ion to predict physical properties, such as polarity and solubility.
- Use valence bond theory and molecular orbital theory to describe the bonding in molecules and explain their properties.
- Calculate the enthalpy changes involved in various phase changes and temperature changes.
- Use a phase diagram to predict the physical state of a substance under specified conditions of temperature and pressure.
- Calculate unit cell and atomic properties using an understanding of basic crystal structures.
- Use the appropriate intermolecular forces to predict physical properties, such as boiling point, viscosity, surface tension, solubility and volatility.
- Utilize laboratory equipment, including electronic instruments, to record, present, and analyze scientific data, as well as, draw appropriate conclusions.
- Use appropriate symbolic reasoning or quantitative methods to evaluate problems, make decisions and formulate solutions.
- Effectively use laboratory tools and/or equipment to collect data, analyze it and draw reasonable scientific conclusions.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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