Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM& 163 General Chemistry with Lab III

5 credits
Third in a three-course chemistry sequence for science and engineering students. This course introduces fundamentals of chemistry, including chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, aqueous ionic equilibrium, free energy, co-ordination compounds, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Includes laboratory investigation of these topics.

Prerequisites: CHEM& 162  

Quarters Offered: Spring

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

  • Express equilibrium constants for various chemical systems, including acid and base, complex ion, and less soluble ionic compounds
  • Solve word problems for systems at equilibrium to determine pH, concentration, solubility product, and equilibrium constants
  • Apply Le Chatelier’s Principle to a system and predict its response to the disturbance
  • Compare Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, and Lewis definitions of acids and bases
  • Define buffer solution and apply the Henderson-Hasselbach equation to calculate concentrations and pH
  • Calculate concentration of anions for polyprotic acids
  • Describe titration and analyze the data provided (graphically) to calculate the concentration or pH of solutions
  • Discuss the effects of the thermodynamic properties of enthalpy, entropy, and free energy on chemical equilibria
  • Predict the spontaneous direction of redox reaction using standard cell potential
  • Analyze the relationship between cell potential, free energy, and the equilibrium constant for redox reactions and electrochemical systems
  • Predict the products of electrolysis and solve electrolytic stoichiometric problems
  • Examine magnetism, color, and biochemical and industrial applications in co-ordination compounds using Valance Bond Theory and Crystal Field Theory
  • Develop laboratory practices for conducting experiments and reporting experimental results within the context of the scientific method

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20