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General Chemistry
GENERAL CHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 106 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The second semester of a year-long course designed to meet the general chemistry requirements in engineering, science, and pre-professional majors. Topics include: chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, general chemical equilibria, acid and base equilibria, pH, buffers, ionic compound solubility and equilibria, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic nomenclature. This course includes a lecture and laboratory experience.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, 1st and 2nd Summer Blocks
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, general chemical equilibria, acid and base equilibria, pH, buffers, ionic compound solubility and equilibria, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic nomenclature. The laboratory component of the course teaches standard laboratory techniques and emphasizes the role quantitative measurements play in extracting chemically useful information. The laboratory component also reinforces the equilibria concepts through the application of these principles in the qualitative analysis of cations and anions.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Understand the laws of thermodynamics and calculate the change in values of state functions for various physical and chemical processes.

Identify and calculate mathematical descriptions of the kinetics of chemical processes.

Demonstrate an understanding of chemical equilibrium and calculate solutions for equilibrium expressions.

Demonstrate an understanding of acid-base equilibrium by calculating resulting values in pH and reactant/product concentrations for acid-base processes such as buffer solutions and titrations.

Using concepts from solubility equilibria, calculate solutions for solubility-product expressions and compound solubility, cell potentials of electrochemical processes.

Identify the basic concepts of electrochemistry and calculate.

Write mathematical representations for nuclear processes and calculate products as nuclear processes take place.

Identify and name basic organic compounds.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies with instructor. Typically there are 5 exams, 10 quizzes, and 10 lab experiments. Some sections may require writing or Internet assignments.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Chem 105 with at least a C- and Math 110, 112, or 119 with at least a C-.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983