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 Course Title:   General Chem w/Lab II

 Title Abbreviation:   GENERAL CHEM w/LAB II

 Department:    CHEM&

 Course #:    162

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.25

 CIP:    400501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017


 Course Description  

A continuation of CHEM& 161. Gases, thermochemistry, intermolecular forces, liquids and solids, properties of solutions, kinetics, and equilibrium. Lab included.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099. MATH& 141 with a 2.0 or higher. CHEM& 161 with a 2.0 or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 33

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 182 & 182.1
EWU 152
U of W 152
WSU 105 & 106
WWU 122

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Solve problems using the individual gas laws and ideal gas law.
  2. Calculate the enthalpy of reaction and explain its meaning.
  3. Explain intermolecular forces and their relationship to phase changes.
  4. Calculate solution concentration and explain how it relates to colligative properties.
  5. Write the rate law for a reaction and use it to perform kinetic calculations.
  6. Write the equilibrium expression for a reaction and use it to perform equilibrium calculations.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. Gas laws and the ideal gas equation, gas stoichiometry, and partial pressures.
  2. Energy changes in chemical reactions, enthalpy of formation and reaction, and calorimetry.
  3. Intermolecular forces, properties of liquids, crystal structures, phase changes and phase diagrams.
  4. Units of concentration, the effect of temperature and pressure on solubility, and colligative properties.
  5. Rate of reaction, rate laws, and activation energy.
  6. Equilibrium, equilibrium constants, and equilibrium constant expressions.