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CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/Lab ll (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences with Lab; General Transfer Elective
Prerequisite CHEM& 161  with a grade of at least 1.5, or instructor permission.

Course Description
The second quarter of a three quarter sequence in general chemistry for science and engineering majors. The course covers bonding theory, molecular structures, states of matter, quantum theory, periodic properties, atomic structure, intermolecular forces and an introduction to the second law of thermodynamics. Lab included.

Student Outcomes
1.Describe the historical development of atomic theory from Dalton up to the present.
2.Describe atomic orbitals and draw the shapes.
3.Describe the wave and particle natures of electrons and appreciate the incongruity of the theories.
4.Use quantum numbers to describe electron energies.
5.Relate chemical and physical properties and electron configurations to the positions of an element/atom on the periodic table.
6.Predict the types of bonding in a compound.
7.Write Lewis structures for and apply VSEPR theory to various molecules and polyatomic ions.
8.Predict which hybridized orbits are being used in a given molecule.
9.Explain chemical bonding in terms of a) Lewis theory, b) valence bond theory – including orbital hybridization.
10.Predict the polarity of a molecule based on its bonding and shape.
11.Describe the states of matter and the processes by which matter changes state.
12.Describe the types of intermolecular forces and relate their strengths to the physical properties of matter.
13.Describe different types of solids based on the attractive forces and their characteristic properties.
14.Describe the properties of mixtures including concentration, solubility, and colligative properties.
15.Calculate concentrations of solutions including molarity, molality, percent, and ppm and perform interconversions between units.
16.Prepare solutions of appropriate concentrations using solid and stock solutions.
17.Write molecular and net ionic equations.
18.Predict the products of precipitation and acid/base reactions.
19.Predict the spontaneity of reactions based on entropy and free-energy.
20.Perform calculations using Gibbs free energy equation.
21.Appreciate the significance of entropy and the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
22.Design and perform experiments.
23.Demonstrate the appropriate use of standard laboratory equipment.
24.Practice standard laboratory safety precautions.
25.Use chemical reference materials appropriately.
26.Use computers to gather and analyze data.
27.Communicate the results of laboratory work.

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