CHE142 General Chemistry 2
Lead Faculty: Dr. Dzung T. Nguyen
Course DescriptionSecond course of general chemistry, covering: bonding, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids/bases, and thermodynamics.
- Determine the rate of a reaction and its dependence on concentration, time, and temperature.
- Explain reaction mechanisms and how they lead to rate laws.
- Determine whether equilibrium has been established and calculate equilibrium concentrations and use LeChatelier's Principle to predict the effects of concentration, pressure and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures.
- Apply the principles of equilibrium to aqueous systems.
- Explain and perform calculations with the thermodynamic functions, enthalpy, entropy, free energy.
- Balance oxidation-reduction reactions.
- Describe the construction and operation of galvanic and electrolytic electrochemical cells.
- Describe the bonding and properties of transition metal coordination compounds.
- Explain nuclear decay processes and their rates.
- Explain general properties of major organic functional groups and biological molecules.