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CHE102 - General Chemistry 2
Catalog Description: A continuation of General Chemistry 1 includes properties of solids, liquids and solutions, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, precipitation, thermodynamics, oxidation/reduction, and electrochemistry. Recommended for students pursuing careers in science, engineering, health and/or technology fields. A solid math/algebra background is expected. Spring and Summer only. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisites: CHE 101 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Lab: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Differentiate between chemical and physical bonds and identify intermolecular force types. Apply the concepts of
evaporation, boiling and vapor pressure to solve qualitative and quantitative problems.
2. Perform the calculations and provide explanations associated with colligative properties.
3. Determine and describe rate law from concentration/rate data and use concentration vs. time equations for 1st and 2nd order reactions. Describe collision theory and use k vs. T data to determine Ea (activation energy)
4. Write equilibrium constant expressions and utilize them, including what happens when equilibrium is disturbed (LeChatelierâs Principle).
5. Apply acid/base definitions to determine acids, bases and conjugates. Identify strong or weak acid/base and apply the definition. Determine pH for acids, bases, buffers and acid/base titrations.
6. Describe and apply the concepts of the 2nd law of thermodynamics and entropy. Perform calculations involving Gibbs free energy, enthalpy and entropy. Interpret the results.
7. Identify, balance and utilize oxidation/reduction reactions. Interpret (qualitatively and quantitatively) electrochemical cells.
8. Apply data, concepts and models related to the content areas of this course.*
9. Explore natural phenomena through observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.*
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
1. Liquids, Solids and Solutions
3. Chemical Equilibrium
4. Acids, Bases and Buffers
5. Precipitation Reactions
7. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions and Electrochemistry
Effective Term: Spring 2018