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CH 116: General Chemistry II

A course guide providing information about how to locate and use Library resources to research important concepts and principles of chemistry.

Welcome to the General Chemistry II Course Guide

Welcome to the General Chemistry II Course Guide, designed to assist students in CH 116 General Chemistry. Click through the tabs to learn more about how to access books and e-books, popular and scholarly articles from databases, as well as useful, reliable information from the internet.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to important concepts and principles of chemistry with a focus on the following topics: chemical kinetics; properties of solutions; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; acid base equilibrium, polyprotic acids, buffers, titrations, indicators, salts; solubility and complex ion equilibria; chemical thermodynamics: entropy, free energy and spontaneity; electrochemistry:  balancing oxidation reduction reactions, galvanic cells,  electrolysis;  nuclear chemistry, nuclear energetics and radioactivity; the representative elements; transition metals and coordination chemistry.


After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Be able to predict:

(a) How fast a reaction will happen (KINETICS)

(b) How far a reaction will progress (EQUILIBRIUM)

(c) If a reaction will happen (THERMODYNAMICS)

2.  Describe and explain general factors that affect the extent to which chemical reactions occur and their rates in relation to the following topics: Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Free Energy and Thermodynamics, Acids and Bases, Aqueous Ionic Equilibria, and Electrochemistry.

3. Use conceptual and mathematical models to make reasonable and accurate predictions about the effects of multiple variables related to the above topics on the extent and rate of chemical reactions.

4. Describe and explain the relationship between structure and reactivity in relation to the topics listed above and Radioactivity and Nuclear Chemistry

5.  Develop and use teamwork abilities (among them communication).

6.  Develop interest in science, and in learning science and about science, and they will value scientific literacy for its impact on society.

7.  Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as applied to chemistry and science in general.

8. Be able to identify important resources for their own subsequent learning.

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