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Principles of Chemistry 2 (CHEM 1152)

Total Credits: 5
Lecture Credits: 4
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course is a continuation of Principles of Chemistry I. You will explore more advanced inorganic chemistry topics including equilibria, acid/base/buffer equilibria, thermodynamics, oxidation/reduction, and nuclear chemistry. You will conduct laboratory experiments that illustrate concepts covered in the lecture material, emphasize experimental techniques, and use computer assisted data acquisition and manipulation. This course includes three hours of required lab per week, which must be taken on campus.

Topical Outline:
1. Solutions, concentration and colligative properties
2. Chemical kinetics
3. Chemical equilibria and applications of chemical equilibria
4. Free energy and thermodynamics
5. Electrochemistry
6. Nuclear Chemistry

Learning Outcomes:
1. Qualitatively describe colligative processes for solutions, interconvert between solution concentration units and quantitatively determine solution based colligative changes
2. Define the chemical reaction rate, describe how it is affected by physical/chemical modifications and calculate new reaction rate parameters for single and multi-step reaction mechanisms
3. Apply fundamental equilibrium concepts to qualitatively/quantitatively determine changes in acid/base, buffer, complex ion and solubility equilibria
4. Describe the factors affecting chemical spontaneity and calculate entropy, enthalpy and free energy changes for chemical reactions
5. Diagram electrochemical processes, calculate cell potentials and qualitatively/quantitatively determine physical and thermodynamic changes that are taking place during cell operation
6. Write balanced nuclear equations and identify types of nuclear reactions including radioactive decay, fission and fusion

Prerequisites:  CHEM 1151

MnTC: Goal 3: Natural Sciences