A continuation of Chemistry 1A. Topics include Chemical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium, Nuclear Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Coordination Compounds and Bonding, and Selected Topics in Descriptive Chemistry.
After successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Identify factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction, and measure those rates experimentally in order to determine a rate law for that reaction.
2. Describe phenomena related to nuclear chemistry and radioactivity and perform associated calculations.
3. Use bonding theories such as molecular orbital theory and hybridization to explain the bonding in transition metal complexes.
4. Apply the principles of electrochemistry in the construction of galvanic and electrolytic cells.
5. Apply the laws of thermodynamics to chemical reactions and chemical equilibrium.
6. Describe specific behavior of various categories of elements on the periodic table.
1. Chemical Kinetics
2. Nuclear Chemistry and Radioactivity
3. Advanced topics in chemical bonding including transition metal
4. Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium
6. Descriptive Chemistry
7. Introduction to Organic Chemistry
2. Chemical Kinetics
3. Chemical Synthesis
5. UV-visible spectroscopy
6. The use of computer interfaces for the collection of laboratory data
7. The use of spreadsheets for computation in the laboratory
1. Specific reading and study assignments from the lecture textbook (averaging 10-30 pages per week)
2. Completion of recommended end-of-chapter problems (averaging 15-20 per week)
3. Laboratory experiments and accompanying reports
4. Midterm Exams, Quizzes, Final Exam
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 25%
|Written homework, Lab reports||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 45%
|Homework problems, Lab reports||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
|Class performances, Lab skill techniques/accuracy of lab results||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
40 - 60%
|Multiple choice, Completion, Problem solving & short essay||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 5%
|Attendance, assignments submitted on time, improvement demonstrated on final exam||
Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown, LeMay, Bursten; Prentice Hall
Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change by Silberberg,
McGraw Hill, 2006
Principles of Modern Chemistry by Oxtoby, Gillis, Nachtrieb, Brooks/Cole,
Chemistry by Zumdahl, Houghton Mifflin, 2004
Chemical Principles by Zumdahl, Houghton Mifflin, 2005
Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity by Kotz, Treichel, Weaver, Brooks/Cole
Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry: The Central Science, by Nelson and
Kemp, Prentice Hall, Current edition
Experiments in General Chemistry by Greco, Rickard, Weiss, Prentice Hall, Current edition