Course Content and Outcome Guide for CH 222 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
CH 222
Course Title:
General Chemistry II
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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

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamentals of chemical reactions and stoichiometry, the states of matter, molecular and ionic structures and interactions, intermolecular forces, thermochemistry, and chemical kinetics to subsequent courses that depend upon these principles for comprehension such as in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, geology, engineering and related disciplines.
  • Apply the fundamentals of chemistry to the understanding of themselves and their natural and technological environments.
  • Solve specific problems encountered in everyday life and professional settings using both qualitative and quantitative mathematical and chemical reasoning skills.
  • Collaborate to solve complex problems and accomplish tasks effectively in a team environment.
  • Communicate complex scientific and technological ideas, models and conclusions through the generation of informal and formal writings and reports in a scientifically acceptable manner.
  • Examine scientific information for source bias and evaluate the validity of the conclusions drawn from the given data.

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)

  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