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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

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Determine a reaction rate, reaction order, rate constant and rate law.
  2. Calculate amounts or time using integrated rate laws for zero, first, or second order reactions, including nuclear decay.
  3. Write balanced nuclear chemistry reactions for the various decay modes, fission and/or fusion.
  4. Describe the collision theory of reaction rates, including the role of activation energy and catalysts. 
  5. Define or calculate the reaction quotient or equilibrium constant from a balanced chemical equation and solve for equilibrium concentrations.
  6. Use the principles of chemical equilibrium to solve problems involving acid/base, solubility, complex formation and/or electrochemical equilibria.
  7. Use Le Châtelier’s Principle to predict the effect of a stress applied to a chemical equilibrium.  
  8. Calculate pH, pOH, [H+], [OH-], Ka , Kb, pKa and pKb for both strong and weak acids.
  9. Describe how buffers work, and be able to calculate the concentrations of all species in a buffered solution.
  10. 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.
  11. Identify the factors that determine the spontaneity of a chemical reaction, and predict if a given reaction will be spontaneous. 
  12. 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.
  13. Distinguish between voltaic and electrolytic cells. 
  14. Calculate the potential of an electrochemical cell under standard and/or non-standard conditions.
  15. Utilize laboratory equipment, including electronic instruments, to record, present, and analyze scientific data, as well as, draw appropriate conclusions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use appropriate symbolic reasoning or quantitative methods to evaluate problems, make decisions and formulate solutions.
  2. Effectively use laboratory tools and/or equipment to collect data, analyze it and draw reasonable scientific conclusions.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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