Course Abstract Details

CHEM-106, Principles of General Chemistry 2

Credits: 4

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

CHEM-106, General Chemistry 2, is a continuation of CHEM 105 for students who intend to major in chemistry, life sciences and other areas that require a minimum of one semester and/or one year of college chemistry. Topics covered in the course include and includes the study of intermolecular forces in liquids and solids, phase changes, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, gaseous and aqueous equilibria, acids and bases, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and introduction to nuclear, organic and biological chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM-105 and MATH-128 with C grades or better, or consent of the department chair. Credit by exam available. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour conference each week. Four credits. Four billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

As of Academic Council on Friday, 5/14/10, this course has been designated a General Education Science Course. As of 2011/SP, course sections are marked as GE. Previous students will be retroactively included in this adjustment.

Course Objectives:
1. Recognize, relate and explain the properties that affect liquids and solids and influence their change of state. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
2. Describe the factors that affect solutions and solve math related problems. (GE2, PG1, PG2)
3. Explain chemical kinetics and the effects on chemical reactions. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
4. Describe the factors that affect chemical equilibria and solve math related problems. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
5. Understand chemical reactions that involve acids and bases, their effects and solve pH for buffer systems and acid-base equilibria. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
6. Predict and solve spontaneous reaction based on states, enthalpy, entropy and free energy of reactions. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
7. Solve oxidation-reduction and electrochemical reactions to predict spontaneous and non-spontaneous reactions. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
8. Recognize the process involving select nuclear reactions (including half lives and curies), nomenclature of organic chemistry (including different functional groups) and biological
chemistry with relevance to interactions with such compounds. (GE2, GE3, GE7, PG1, PG2)
9. Perform collaborative laboratory explorations to reinforce understanding of chemical concepts, develop mastery in proper measuring techniques and laboratory report writing; and relate lab experience to applications of chemistry in daily life. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)
10. Research and present information on selected topics from the course using various modes of communication (oral, written, and visual). (GE1, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG3, PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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