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CHEM 115: General Chemistry II

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Class Information

Description: A continuation of general principles of chemistry with emphasis on chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. The course includes an overview of coordination chemistry and organic chemistry.

SLOs: 

  • Acid & Base Theory — Successful students will be able to explain the general differences that exist between weak acids and
    bases versus strong acids and bases.
  • Application of the Scientific Method — Successful students will be able to apply the scientific method by stating a question, performing
    experiments and/or analyzing a data presentation.
  • Chemical Equilibrium — Successful students will be able to set up an equilibrium problem and solve for equilibrium concentrations.
  • Electrochemistry — Successful students will be able to calculate the potential of a voltaic cell using the Nernst equation.
  • Kinetics — Successful students will use experimental data to determine the rate law for a chemical reaction.
  • Weak Acid Equilibrium — Successful students will be able to calculate the pH of a weak acid solution using the appropriate Ka value.
  • CHEM 115L: Application of the Scientific Method — Successful students will be able to apply the scientific method by stating a question, performing
    experiments and/or analyzing a data presentation.
  • CHEM 115L: Chemical Lab Technique — Successful students will be able to set up and execute general and intermediate chemical reactions in the
    lab using a chemical technique.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 110 and 110L; A minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 115, or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 115

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook; Summer @ San Marcos

Textbooks (required): Chem 115L Laboratory Manual, 5th Edition (Palomar College)

Textbooks (recommended): Chemistry by McMurry and Fay (any edition)

Textbooks (optional): Chemistry (Orange Cover) by OpenStaxx

Homework: ALEKS

Materials: scientific calculator, safety glasses/goggles (Z-87 Rating), completed Safety Quiz, completed Proficiency Quiz

 

Class Resources

Oxidation Numbers & Redox Reactions Worksheet

Excel: Creating Linear Graphs

Periodic Table Review Worksheet

Downloadable Periodic Tables

Common Lab Equipment via ACS

 

Study Links & Materials

Concept Practice: Videos & Workbook

Making an ICE Chart Review via Purdue

Chemical Equilibria Practice via Minnesota State University

Electrochemistry Practice via KhanAcademy

Electrochemistry Practice via U of Rhode Island

Electrochemistry Practice via Minnesota State University

Kinetics Practice via KhanAcademy

Kinetics Practice via U of Rhode Island

Kinetics Practice via Minnesota State Universtity

Weak Acids/Bases Sample Problems via Virginia Tech

Weak Acids/Bases Equilibria Problems via Purdue

Varied Practice Problems via Washington University

Redox Reactions Practice via KhanAcademy

Redox Review via ChemLibre

Lab Equipment Practice via Quia