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 Course Title:   General Chem w/Lab III

 Title Abbreviation:   GENERAL CHEM w/LAB III

 Department:    CHEM&

 Course #:    163

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.25

 CIP:    400501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

A continuation of CHEM& 162. Acids and bases, acid-base and solubility equilibria, entropy and free energy, electrochemistry. Lab included.


Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. CHEM& 162 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 183
EWU 153
U of W 162
WSU 106
WWU 123

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Calculate or approximate the pH of buffers, salt solutions, strong acids or bases, and weak acids or bases.
  2. Write the solubility product expression for a solid and use it to perform solubility calculations.
  3. Calculate free energy and entropy for a chemical reaction.
  4. Identify the components of a galvanic cell and calculate its potential.

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. pH, strong and weak acids and bases, conjugate acids and bases, ionization constants, and acid-base properties of salts.
  2. Buffers, acid-base titrations, and solubility equilibria.
  3. Laws of thermodynamics, spontaneous processes, entropy, and free energy.
  4. Oxidation-reduction reactions, galvanic cells, standard reduction potentials, thermodynamics of oxidation-reduction reactions, batteries, and electrolysis.