2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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CHM 152 - General Chemistry II

CHM 1152.
Description: Advanced topics in general chemistry including chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base, and electrochemistry. Chemical principles are presented at a level appropriate for science majors and pre-professional students.

Prerequisites: CHM 151 .

General Education Competency: Scientific Literacy

Credits: 5
Lecture: 4
Lab: 3

Course Content:

  1. Laboratory practice

a. Instrumental analysis, computer assisted data acquisition in a laboratory setting (pH titrations, etc.), experimental design, long term project management, electronic data processing and scientific report writing.

  1. Solutions and Colligative Properties of Solutions
  2. Chemical Kinetics: Reaction Mechanisms and Reaction Rates
  3. Chemical Equilibrium: Equilibrium Constants, Reaction Diagrams, and Le Chatelier's Principle
  4. Advanced Equilibrium Principles: Acid-Base behavior, pH and Titration Curves, Buffers and Buffer preparation, solubility products.
  5. Chemical Thermodynamics: Enthalpy, Entropy, and Gibb?s Free Energy.
  6. Electrochemistry: Balancing Redox Equations, Electrochemical Cells, Connections with Thermodynamics and Equilibrium
  7. Nuclear Chemistry: Nuclear power, bombs, waste, radiologic dating, and writing nuclear equations

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Introductory aspects of organic, and biological chemistry1. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate physical and natural phenomena. (1-9) 

a. Solve chemical problems associated with kinetic, equilibrium, thermodynamic, and electrochemical principles.
b. Draw conclusions regarding physical and chemical phenomenon through evaluation of data and observations collected in a traditional laboratory setting.

  1. Identify the unifying themes of the scientific field of study. (1-9) 

a. Use appropriate scientific vocabulary to describe or identify chemical phenomenon associated with kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.
b. Write equations that represent chemical equilibrium, and mechanisms of reaction using accepted nomenclature and symbols.
c. Describe the major themes associated with concepts presented during the term of study.
d. Identify the correct analysis of a problem or explanation of a concept.

  1. Interpret the numerical and graphical presentation of scientific data. (1-9) 

a. Use data to support a conclusion or interpretation.
b. Draw conclusions from chemical information presented on graphs.

  1. Use the tools and equipment necessary for basic scientific analysis and research. (1) 

a. Use laboratory glassware and instruments in a traditional laboratory environment to manipulate and measure chemical quantities.

  1. Record the results of investigation through writing. (1)

a. Write a report, using chemical literature norms, to document the result of an investigation.

Required Assessment:

  1. Students will complete a common comprehensive written final exam. Assessment will also include departmental pre-semester and post-semester evaluations. Instructors may utilize a variety of additional assessment measures including, but not limited to, quizzes, mid-term exams, written assignments, and homework. In all cases the required assessment measures will be outlined on the course syllabus.