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CHEM 162: General Chemistry II (3 credits)

Course Description

Second course of a two-course sequence designed to meet the one-year General Chemistry requirement for pre-med, science and engineering majors. Topics include thermochemistry, kinetics, acid-base equilibrium, solubility equilibrium and electrochemistry. Emphasis on problem solving. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 161, credit for or registration in MATH 135, or consent of instructor.

Co-Requisite(s): CHEM 162L.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Predict properties of pure substances using phase diagrams.
  • Predict properties (boiling point, melting point, osmotic pressure, vapor pressure) of solutions based on concentration.
  • Determine reaction rate law and calculate rate constants and half-life based on experimental data.
  • Calculate the equilibrium concentration of chemicals in solution involved in precipitation, and acid-base and reactions.
  • Predict spontaneous reactions based on enthalpy and entropy considerations.
  • Determine the electrochemical potential of redox reactions.

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