Second course of a two-course sequence designed to meet the one-year General Chemistry requirement for pre-med, science and engineering majors. Topics include thermochemistry, kinetics, acid-base equilibrium, solubility equilibrium and electrochemistry. Emphasis on problem solving.
A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 161, credit for or registration in MATH 135, or consent of instructor
- Predict properties of pure substances using phase diagrams.
- Predict properties (boiling point, melting point, osmotic pressure, vapor pressure) of solutions based on concentration.
- Determine reaction rate law and calculate rate constants and half-life based on experimental data.
- Calculate the equilibrium concentration of chemicals in solution involved in precipitation, and acid-base and reactions.
- Predict spontaneous reactions based on enthalpy and entropy considerations.
- Determine the electrochemical potential of redox reactions.