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Course Content and Outcome Guide for CH 222

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

Introduces stoichiometry; chemical reactions and equations; thermo chemistry; physical states of matter including properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; an introduction to organic chemistry; and chemical kinetics. This is the second course in a three course sequence. 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, recitation and laboratory. The lecture time is used to provide the student with basic chemical concepts and mathematical applications to chemistry. The recitation time is for practicing problem solving in small group settings allowing for greater student-student as well as student-teacher contact and encouraging individual and team development. The laboratory re-enforces concepts presented in lecture and provides the student a hands-on opportunity to explore these.

Intended Outcomes for the course

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
· apply the fundamental principles of chemical reactions and stoichiometry, the states of matter, molecular and ionic structures and
interactions, intermolecular forces, thermochemistry, and chemical kinetics to subsequent courses in chemistry, biology, physics, geology, engineering and various other related disciplines that depend upon these principles for comprehension.
· apply the fundamental principles of chemical reactions and stoichiometry, the states of matter, molecular and ionic structures and
interactions, intermolecular forces, thermochemistry, and chemical kinetics to their understanding of themselves and their natural
and technological environments.
· use mathematical and chemical reasoning skills, both qualitative and quantitative, to solve specific problems encountered in everyday life
and professional settings.
· use effective collaborative skills when working with other people to solve complex problems and accomplish tasks.
· use an understanding of written communication skills to effectively communicate complex scientific and technological ideas, models and
conclusions through the generation of informal and formal writings and reports in a scientifically acceptable manner.
· critically evaluate sources of scientific information to logically decide the bias, strengths and weaknesses of the information concerning the effect of chemistry and chemical concepts on themselves and their environment.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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)

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  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