Dec 04, 2023
CHEM& 163 - General Chemistry with Lab III Credits: 6
Continuation of CHEM& 162 . Covers metals and non-metals, electrochemistry, nuclear reactions and coordination compounds, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 . CHEM& 162 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and 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:
- Determine a reaction rate, reaction order, rate constant and rate law.
- Calculate amounts or time using integrated rate laws for zero, first, or second order reactions, including nuclear decay.
- Write balanced nuclear chemistry reactions for the various decay modes, fission and/or fusion.
- Describe the collision theory of reaction rates, including the role of activation energy and catalysts.
- Define or calculate the reaction quotient or equilibrium constant from a balanced chemical equation and solve for equilibrium concentrations.
- Use the principles of chemical equilibrium to solve problems involving acid/base, solubility, complex formation and/or electrochemical equilibria.
- Use Le Châtelier’s Principle to predict the effect of a stress applied to a chemical equilibrium.
- Calculate pH, pOH, [H+], [OH-], Ka , Kb, pKa and pKb for both strong and weak acids.
- Describe how buffers work, and be able to calculate the concentrations of all species in a buffered solution.
- Predict how the solubility of solids will be affected by pH, as well as calculate the Ksp and/or solubility of a weakly soluble salt.
- Identify the factors that determine the spontaneity of a chemical reaction, and predict if a given reaction will be spontaneous.
- Calculate enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy changes for a chemical reaction, as well as predict and/or calculate how temperature affects the spontaneity of a chemical reaction.
- Distinguish between voltaic and electrolytic cells.
- Calculate the potential of an electrochemical cell under standard and/or non-standard conditions.
- 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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