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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 21, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM& 162 General Chemistry with Lab II

5 credits
Second in a three course chemistry sequence for science and engineering students. This course introduces fundamentals of thermochemistry, gases, liquids, solids, and intermolecular forces, phase diagrams and crystalline solids, solutions and chemical kinetics. Includes laboratory investigation of these topics.

Prerequisites: CHEM& 161  

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the exchange of energy in the form of heat and/or work at both the molecular and macroscopic levels
  • Calculate the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction or physical processes
  • Use the kinetic-molecular theory to explain the behavior of gases from a molecular perspective and apply the ideal gas law
  • Apply stoichiometry to calculate relative amounts of reactants and products in a gaseous reaction
  • Use van der Waals equation to predict gas properties under non-ideal conditions and describe the difference in real gas and ideal gas
  • Predict relative Lattice Energies for ionic compounds
  • Describe intermolecular forces and chemical bonds and how they influence physical properties and phase transitions
  • Classify different crystalline solids and determine crystalline solid structure by X-ray crystallography
  • Predict whether a solute and solvent will mix to form a solution and calculate the resulting changes in the colligative properties
  • Apply the basic principles of collision theory to explain the energetics of a chemical reaction and determine the factors affecting reaction rate
  • Formulate an experimental rate law using the initial rate method or the integrated rate law method and judge the reasonableness of a proposed reaction mechanism
  • Develop laboratory practices for conducting experiments and reporting experimental results within the context of the scientific method