Nov 25, 2020
CH 131 - Principles of Chemistry II
Credits: (4 credits)
Topics in this term include chemical reactions and energetics, entropy and molecular organization, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and reaction kinetics.
Prerequisite: CH130 or permission of instructor.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
- Predict the geometry and polarity of molecule and explain how it relates to the properties of substances using VSEPR, valence bond, and hybridization theories and an understanding of bond polarity.
- Model and describe the nature of a solution and the factors that influence a solution’s properties.
- Apply the principles of kinetics in calculating reaction rates, activation energies, and order of reactions, and relating such topics to reaction mechanisms.
- Apply the principles of equilibrium in calculations involving gases, acids-bases, and slightly soluble ionic compounds.
- Calculate if and understand why a reaction is thermodynamically favored, or not.
- Solve quantitative problems competently by identifying the essential parts of a problem and formulating a strategy for solving the problem, and assessing whether a solution is realistic given the context of the problem.
Frequency of Offering:
Offered: Spring semester
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