General Chemistry w/Lab II

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Course Description: 
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 lecture hours; 4 lab hours. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in both CHEM& 161 and MATH& 141 (or placement in MATH& 142). Corequisite: Concurrent enro llment in CHEM& 162 Lab.
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.