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CHEM& 163 - General Chemistry with Lab III

5 credits

A grade of “C” or better in CHEM& 162  .

A continuation of general chemistry including equilibrium in aqueous solutions, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, solutions, complexes, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to industrial and organic chemistry. Laboratory work includes qualitative analysis.

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

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

Course Outcomes
  • Understand the common ion effect and define a buffer; solve problems involving buffers
  • Understand acid-base titrations curves; calculate the pH at any point in a titration and select an appropriate indicator for the titration
  • Solve equilibrium problems involving slightly soluble ionic compounds and complex ions
  • Understand the concept of entropy and the factors that determine the entropy of a system
  • Use the Second Law of Thermodynamics to predict if a process is spontaneous or nonspontaneous; calculate changes in enthalpy, entropy, and free energy
  • Describe how a change in free energy is related to the position of equilibrium and the value of the equilibrium constant for a process; perform calculations involving these concepts
  • Know the terms associated with electrochemical reactions and cells
  • Describe the construction of a voltaic cell and write its cell diagram
  • Calculate cell potential using standard reduction potentials and the Nernst equation
  • Perform calculations involving cell potentials, changes in free energy, and equilibrium constants
  • Describe the construction and chemistry of common batteries and fuel cells
  • Predict the products of reactions carried out in electrolytic cells; apply the laws of electrolysis to calculate the amounts of products formed in these cells
  • Understand and predict periodic trends for the properties of main-group and transition elements
  • Describe the different types of radiation and of radioactive decay; balance nuclear equations for natural decays and for artificial transmutations
  • Convert between solution concentration units
  • Know the colligative properties of solutions; solve problems involving these properties, including determining the molar mass of a solute
  • Solve problems involving the half-lives of radioactive decays
  • Understand the health effects of radiation and the medical uses of radioactive isotopes
  • Understand the origins of nuclear energy and perform calculations involving mass defects and nuclear binding energies
  • Describe the components, operation, advantages and disadvantages of fission and fusion reactors
  • Understand basic metallurgical processes and their role in the production of important metals
  • Be familiar with the processes involved in the production of important industrial compounds and fertilizers
  • Classify organic compounds; name and identify isomers of hydrocarbons; recognize important reactions of hydrocarbons
  • Recognize addition and condensations polymers; identify and describe biological polymers

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