Apr 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

CHM 152 - General Chemistry 2

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: CHM 151  with a C grade or better.

In this course students investigate intermolecular forces, properties of solids and liquids, solution theory, acid-base theory, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics and electrochemistry. This course has a laboratory component. The experiments support the lecture principles through data collection and analysis.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply principles of intermolecular attraction to predict physical properties of substances.
  2. Identify central themes in the chemical theories of solids, liquids, solutions and gases.
  3. Perform calculations related to the chemical concepts. 
  4. Relate chemical concepts to real-world contexts. 
  5. Infer information from periodic trends.
  6. Apply experimental techniques and safety rules used in the execution of laboratory experiments.

 Listed Topics

  1. Solids, liquids and intermolecular forces
  2. Solutions and colligative properties
  3. Kinetics: rate laws, collision and transition state theories
  4. Chemical equilibrium: equilibrium constant calculations and Le Chatelier’s principle 
  5. Acid-base theory: pH, buffer and ionization constant calculations
  6. Thermodynamics: entropy, free energy, spontaneity and the laws of thermodynamics
  7. Electrochemistry: voltaic and galvanic cells and calculation of cell potential

 Reference Materials
Textbooks and materials as deemed appropriate by instructor.

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/17/2020

Course and Section Search

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)