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CHE 152 - General College Chemistry II

4 Credits

A continuation of CHE 151. Topics include: solution concentrations and properties; chemical kinetics; gas and solution phase chemical equilibrium including solubility; acids; and bases; thermodynamics; electrochemistry. The laboratory features activities and experiments that reinforce the concepts presented in lecture.

Prerequisite: CHE 151 with a minimum grade of C-.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Calculate solution concentrations such as percent concentration, mole fraction, molarity, and molality.
2. Determine reaction order from graphical and experimental data.
3. Use integrated rate equations to make predictions related to reaction order and half life.
4. Calculate equilibrium concentrations based on initial concentrations.
5. Predict the direction of an equilibrium reaction based on changes in reaction conditions.
6. Discuss acids and bases and their reactions using Bronsted-Lowry theory.
7. Calculate the pH of strong/weak acids and bases.
8. Calculate the pH of buffer systems.
9. Calculate the solubility of sparingly soluble salts.
10. Predict the spontaneity of a chemical process based on thermodynamic considerations.
11. Write balanced oxidation/reduction reactions.
12. Distinguish galvanic, concentration, and electrolytic cells.
13. Calculate cell potentials for galvanic cells at standard and nonstandard conditions.
14. Explain the different parts of a voltaic cell and write its corresponding cell diagram.
15. Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques, such as using volumetric glassware or performing titrations.
16. Apply aspects of the scientific method.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023