Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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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
Course Fee: $25.00

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

  1. Calculate the wavelength, frequency and energy of electromagnetic radiation associated with electron transitions predicted by Bohr’s atomic model. 
  2. Identify the key differences between classical and modern atomic theory, including the particulate nature of light and the wave nature of matter.
  3. Describe the underlying principles of the Quantum-Mechanical model of the atom.
  4. Describe the location of electrons in an element or ion using quantum numbers, electron configurations and orbital diagrams.
  5. 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).
  6. Use the applicable bonding model (metallic, ionic, covalent or network covalent) to predict the physical and chemical properties of a substance.
  7. Use Lewis structures to represent ionic or covalent compounds, including those expanded octet configurations.
  8. Use the VSEPR theory 3-D shape of a molecule or ion to predict physical properties, such as polarity and solubility.
  9. Use valence bond theory and molecular orbital theory to describe the bonding in molecules and explain their properties.
  10. Calculate the enthalpy changes involved in various phase changes and temperature changes.
  11. Use a phase diagram to predict the physical state of a substance under specified conditions of temperature and pressure.
  12. Calculate unit cell and atomic properties using an understanding of basic crystal structures.
  13. Use the appropriate intermolecular forces to predict physical properties, such as boiling point, viscosity, surface tension, solubility and volatility. 
  14. 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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