CHEM& 163 : General Chemistry with Lab III
Introduction to equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, ionic equilibria, chemical thermodynamics (first and second laws), electrochemistry, and nuclear reactions. Three hours of lecture and four hours laboratory. (E)
2.0 or higher in CHEM& 162 or permission of instructor.
- Explain how equilibrium concepts apply to chemical systems, including acids and bases, slightly soluble ionic compounds, and complex ions.
- Solve word problems for chemical systems at equilibrium to determine equilibrium constants, pH, and concentrations.
- Predict and quantify the chemical behavior of acids and bases in aqueous solutions.
- Analyze the relationship between cell potential, free energy, and the equilibrium constant for electrochemical redox reactions in aqueous and electrochemical systems.
- Apply the basic principles of collision theory to explain the energetics of a chemical reaction and determine how the reaction rate is affected by reactant concentration, temperature, molecular sterics, and the addition of a catalyst.
- Predict reactant order and formulate an experimental rate law using the initial rate method or the integrated rate law method and judge the reasonableness of a proposed reaction mechanism.
- Develop laboratory practices for conducting experiments and reporting experimental results within the context of the scientific method including the proper application of significant figures, precision, and accuracy.