Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CH 222
Course Title:
General Chemistry II
Credit Hours:
5
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Explores stoichiometry; chemical reactions and equations; thermo chemistry; physical states of matter including properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; and chemical kinetics. Introduces organic chemistry. This is the second course in a three course sequence. Prerequisites: CH 221 or CH 221H. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Chemistry 222 is the second of a three terms, 15-credit hour (5 hours/term), chemistry sequence designed to provide a year of general chemistry to science majors. It will meet transfer school requirements for such science majors as: chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, pre-medicine, and other pre-professional programs. The class consists of lecture, and laboratory. The lecture time is used to provide the student with basic chemical concepts and mathematical applications to chemistry.  The laboratory re-enforces concepts presented in lecture and provides the student a hands-on opportunity to explore these.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic ability to use effective written and/or oral communication through the application of general chemistry concepts and reasoning using the language of chemistry.
  • Demonstrate an emerging understanding of how general chemistry impacts the natural and technological environments.
  • Demonstrate a basic ability to use detailed data collection, analysis and collaborative skills in order to explore general chemical principles, critically evaluate models and information, draw conclusions and communicate results in the context of the material covered in General Chemistry II.  
  • Demonstrate an emerging understanding of chemical principles and collaborative skills to effectively solve problems encountered in general chemistry using appropriate computational and reasoning skills.

Aspirational Goals

Core Outcome 4: Cultural Awareness

Demonstrate appropriate cultural awareness within the general chemistry field.

Core Outcome 6:  Self Reflection

Demonstrate effective self-reflective skills within the general chemistry field.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

PCC Core Outcome Mapping: Core Outcome Communication - Mapping Level Indicator 2

Demonstrate a basic ability to use effective written and/or oral communication through the application of chemical concepts and reasoning using the language of chemistry.

PCC Core Outcome Mapping: Core Outcome Community and Environmental Responsibility - Mapping Level Indicator 1

Demonstrate limited understanding of how chemistry impacts the natural and technological environments.

PCC Core Outcome Mapping: Core Outcome Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Mapping Level Indicator 2

Demonstrate a basic ability to use detailed data collection, analysis and collaborative skills in order to explore general chemical principles, critically evaluate models and information, draw conclusions and communicate results.  

PCC Core Outcome Mapping: Core Outcome Professional Competency - Mapping Level Indicator 1

Demonstrate limited understanding of chemical principles and collaborative skills to effectively solve problems encountered in general chemistry using appropriate computational and reasoning skills.

General

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, laboratory write-ups, research papers, small group problem solving," oral presentations or maintenance of a personal lab notebook.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Stoichiometry
  2. Chemical Reactions
  3. Thermochemistry
  4. Properties of Gases, Liquids, Solids and Solutions
  5. Intermolecular Forces
  6. Organic Chemistry
  7. Special Topics
  8. Modern Materials
    1. Nanotechnology
    2. Liquid Crystals
    3. Semiconductors
    4. Ceramics
    5. Synthetic and Natural Polymers
  9. Environmental Aspects of Chemistry
    1. Water Quality
  10. Spectroscopy
    1. X-Ray Chrystallography
    2. NMR