CHEM 101B General College Chemistry (5)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Chemical kinetics, applications of aqueous equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, oxidation and reduction, electrochemistry, symmetry, crystal structures and solid state chemistry, transition metal ions, descriptive chemistry of selected elements, and introduction to organic chemistry.
C-ID CHEM 120S (CHEM 101A + CHEM 101B)
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Deduce rate laws from experimental data, and calculate rate constants and activation energies from appropriate data. Utilize the above concepts to explain chemical reaction mechanisms.
- Outcome 2: Predict the mode of decay for typical radionuclides, write the corresponding nuclear equations, and calculate the energy released from the nuclide masses.
- Outcome 3: Manipulate and evaluate equilibria of acid-base, complex ion and solubility systems, using standard algebraic and physical arguments. In addition, the student will measure equilibrium concentrations in the laboratory and deduce the corresponding equilibrium constant.
- Outcome 4: Predict and balance chemical equations for a wide variety of applications, including acid-base, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction reactions.
- Outcome 5: Determine the pH of a buffer from its components, construct a buffer solution appropriate to a given pH, and construct and interpret titration curves for mono- and polyfunctional acids and bases.
- Outcome 6: Define and understand entropy, enthalpy and free energy, and their relation to the spontaneity of chemical reactions and physical processes.
- Outcome 7: Determine entropy and free energy of reactions from tabulated properties, indirect measurements, and equilibrium data; and apply these data to the determination of equilibrium constants.
- Outcome 8: Construct an electrochemical cell, determine the electrochemical potential of the cell directly, and correlate a cell potential with the composition of the cell.
- Outcome 9: Determine the symmetry elements and assign point groups for inorganic and organic substances, including transition metal complexes.
- Outcome 10: Construct and analyze crystal lattices for the cubic systems.
- Outcome 11: Apply the bonding theories for transition complexes to the prediction of the physical properties of those complexes.
- Outcome 12: Name organic/inorganic complexes, and predict the bonding properties of organic/inorganic complexes, metals, and semiconductors using molecular orbital theory.
- Outcome 13: Demonstrate refined laboratory skills in the use of pH meters, voltmeters,spectrophotometers, and volumetric glassware.