Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. 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.
  2. Model and describe the nature of a solution and the factors that influence a solution’s properties.
  3. Apply the principles of kinetics in calculating reaction rates, activation energies, and order of reactions, and relating such topics to reaction mechanisms.
  4. Apply the principles of equilibrium in calculations involving gases, acids-bases, and slightly soluble ionic compounds.
  5. Calculate if and understand why a reaction is thermodynamically favored, or not.
  6. 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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