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CHEM& 162 - General Chemistry with Lab II

5 credits

A grade of “C” or better in both CHEM& 161  and MATH& 141  (or placement in MATH& 142 ).

A continuation of general chemistry including bonding and molecular structure, states of matter, solutions, kinetics, equilibria, and acids and bases. Laboratory work includes elementary quantitative analysis.

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the formation of ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds
  • Draw Lewis symbols for atoms and monatomic ions
  • Draw Lewis structures and use VSEPR Theory to predict the shapes of molecules and polyatomic ions; assign formal charges and apply the resonance concept
  • Use Valence Bond Theory and hybridization to explain the structures of molecules and polyatomic ions
  • Apply Molecular Orbital Theory to diatomic molecules and ions
  • Describe and explain the properties of gases, liquids, and solids
  • Know and explain gas laws, including the ideal gas law, using Kinetic Molecular Theory; solve problems using these laws
  • Define and identify the different types of intermolecular forces of attraction and use them to explain the physical properties of liquids and molecular solids
  • Interpret phase diagrams
  • Classify crystalline solids; solve problems involving metallic and ionic crystals
  • Understand the role of intermolecular forces of attraction in the solution process
  • Convert between solution concentration units
  • Know the colligative properties of solutions; solve problems involving these properties, including determining the molar mass of a solute
  • Know the factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions; use the Arrhenius equation to relate rate constants and temperature
  • Write rate laws based on experimental data; propose reaction mechanisms based on experimental rate laws
  • Explain how catalysts function
  • Understand the concept of chemical equilibrium; solve problems involving equilibrium constants, including the effect of temperature on equilibrium
  • Use LeChatlier’s Principle to predict the effects of changes on a system in equilibrium
  • Know and apply the Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, and Lewis definitions of acids and bases
  • Apply the basic concepts of equilibrium to acids and bases, including the use of acid/base dissociation constants
  • Understand the pH concept; calculate the pH of a solution of an acid, base, or salt

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