2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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CHEM& 163 General Chem w/Lab III (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences with Lab; General Transfer Elective
Formerly CHEM 160 - CCN

Prerequisite CHEM& 162  with a grade of at least 1.5, or instructor permission.

Course Description
The last quarter of a three quarter sequence in general chemistry for science and engineering majors. The course covers kinetics, equilibrium, oxidation/reduction reactions, acids and bases, slightly soluble salts, and electrochemistry. Lab included.

Student Outcomes
1.Describe and use rate laws pertaining to reactions of different order.
2.Describe how various factors affect the rate of a reaction and describe the significance of the reaction mechanism.
3.Describe the condition of chemical equilibrium.
4.Perform calculations involving equilibrium systems, including acid-base, solubility and equilibria.
5.Describe the significance of the magnitude of the equilibrium constant.
6.Apply the principles of Le Chatelier as they apply to equilibrium.
7.Recognize and describe strong/weak acids and bases.
8.Describe, predict and calculate the outcomes resulting from interaction of acids, bases, buffers and salts.
9.Describe how the principles of solubility are used in identifying ions in solutions.
10.Relate free energy change to equilibrium constants.
11.Balance oxidation-reduction reactions.
12.Identify oxidizing and reducing agents.
13.Differentiate between voltaic and electrolytic processes.
14.Calculate cell potentials and relate to free energy and equilibrium constant.
15.Describe and calculate quantitative aspects of electrolysis.
16.Describe the operating principles of some common batteries, including solid-state batteries and fuel cells.
17.Practice standard laboratory safety procedures.
18.Use chemical reference material appropriately.
19.Use standard laboratory equipment appropriately.
20.Use computers to gather and analyze data.
21.Communicate the results of laboratory work.
22.Complete an individual scientific project involving chemical principles.
23.Prepare titrations, make calibration curves, prepare solutions, and evaluate the reliability of information.
24.Describe fundamental aspects of coordination compounds and complex ions.
25.Describe and identify isomerism in complex ions and coordination compounds.

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