Oct 22, 2021
CHEM& 162 - General Chemistry with Lab II
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.
4 theory hours.
Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.
AA Specified Elective
Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
- 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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