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    Apr 22, 2024  
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CHEM& 163 - General Chemistry III with Lab



6.0 Credits
Continuation of CHEM& 162. Topics covered will include principles of acids and bases, solubility and acid/base equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative techniques.
Prerequisite CHEM& 162 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret graphical data of concentration versus time.
  2. Calculate, using the quadratic equation if necessary, the equilibrium concentrations of reactants and products in a chemical reaction.
  3. Calculate pH, pOH, [H+], [OH-], Ka, Kb, pka and pKb for both strong and weak acids.
  4. Use LeChatlier’s principle to predict the direction of a chemical reaction.
  5. Interpret titration curves.
  6. Explain the principles of a buffer system.
  7. Apply the first second and third laws of thermodynamics to predict the direction of spontaneous change.
  8. Apply a knowledge of redox reactions to a variety of problems in electrochemistry.
  9. Identify and perform calculations involving nuclear chemistry.
  10. Use critical thinking strategies to make connections and associations between chemical principles.
  11. Keep a well organized laboratory notebook.
  12. Interpret scientific data, draw appropriate conclusions, and make changes to experimental procedures.
  13. Conduct standard laboratory procedures that may include filtration, pipeting, solution preparation, dilution, titration, colorimetric analysis, and use of common equipment and instrumentation appropriate to the knowledge and skill level of CHEM& 163.
  14. Statistically analyze data and draw appropriate conclusions regarding the accuracy and precision of the experimental results.
  15. Report scientific data in an organized and readable form.
  16. Work effectively as a member of a team.


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