General Chemistry 2

Course Description

Second course of general chemistry, covering: bonding, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids/bases, and thermodynamics.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.


Students are expected to attend all class sessions, actively participate in class activities and discussions, complete examinations as scheduled, and to turn in all assignments on time. Students are also expected to read all assigned material prior to the class session in which the material is presented and be prepared to contribute to discussion and dialogue.


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