This course continues the examination of principles and applications of chemistry that was begun in CHM/150: General Chemistry I. Topics include properties of solutions, acids and bases, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, oxidation–reduction, ionic and redox equations, and electrochemistry. Students apply these concepts using practical examples, facilitated discussions, and experiments conducted through hands-on labs.
This undergraduate course is 7 weeks.This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
Solution Chemistry and Chemical Kinetics
- Explain solubility rules.
- Explain the solubility of a gas in a liquid using Henry's Law.
- Describe colligative properties of solutions.
- Determine the order, rate law and rate of a chemical reaction.
- Analyze the effects of temperature on reaction rates.
- Explain reaction mechanisms.
- Explain catalysis.
- Write equilibrium expressions.
- Predict reaction direction.
- Calculate equilibrium concentrations and constants.
- Determine how changes in temperature, concentration and volume affect equilibrium.
Acids, Bases, Buffers and Solubility Equilibria
- Define Bronsted/Lowry concept of acids and bases.
- Calculate pH and pOH.
- Use K in calculations for acidic basic and neutral solutions.
- Explain buffers and hydrolysis.
- Interpret titration curves.
The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics, Entropy and Free Energy
- Calculate solubility products.
- vDescribe precipitation reactions.
- Explain the spontaneity of chemical reactions.
- Define entropy.
- Describe the second and third laws of thermodynamics.
Electrochemistry and Nonmetals
- Balance Oxidation-Reduction Equations.
- Explain the electrochemical cell and standard electrode potential.
- Predict the spontaneous direction of a redox reaction.
- Calculate Gibbs Free Energy for reactions.
- Calculate EMF under nonstandard conditions.
- Explain batteries and electrolysis.
- Describe main-group elements.
- Compare the properties of silicates, nonmetals and halogens.
Organic Chemistry, Transition Metals, and Coordination Compound Chemistry
- Describe the properties, distribution, structures and alloys of metals.
- Write electron configurations for transition metals.
- Identify complex ions and common ligands.
- Compare types of isomers.
- Apply the valence bond theory.
- Explain uniqueness of carbon.
- Describe hydrocarbons and other carbon containing compounds.
- Describe radioactive decay.
- Describe transmutation.
- Develop nuclear equations.
Two prerequisites are required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisites below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- MTH/220 - College Algebra OR
- MAT/003 - Math Placement Exam C OR
- equivalent or higher college mathematics course
- CHM/110 - Introductory Chemistry OR
- equivalent or higher college chemistry course
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 888-484-1815.
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