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General Chemistry II

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
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Course Description:

A continuation of CHE-1031. Topics include solution properties, kinetics, equilibrium, reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics, acid-base reactions, electrochemistry, and element properties. Prerequisite: General Chemistry I.

Essential Objectives:

1. Classify the different types of intermolecular forces within solutions.
2. Use the Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions of acids and bases to classify compounds and perform acid-base calculations.
3. Describe the laws of chemical kinetics, including the Arrhenius equation.
4. Manipulate kinetic data to evaluate the nature of molecular interactions.
5. Calculate the free energy change associated with chemical processes.
6. Understand the concept of equilibrium and use the equilibrium constant in homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibrium calculations.
7. Predict the rate and direction of chemical reactions using Le Chatelier’s Principle
8. Evaluate the concentration of reactants and products at equilibrium in aqueous solutions.
9. Use the laws of thermodynamics to predict whether or not a reaction will occur spontaneously.
10. Apply the concepts of radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry to problems involving radioactive decay, radiochemical dating, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
11. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
Lab Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to construct hypotheses, predictions, and lab reports and to design, analyze, and/or critique experiments found throughout peer-reviewed research and laboratory notebooks.
2. Utilize mathematical techniques necessary to properly collect and interpret data (i.e., unit conversions, standardization, and scaling necessary for data collection, graphing and charting).
3. Apply proper techniques in using common scientific tools to collect data and describe how they work (i.e., microscopes, spectrophotometers, UV sterilizers, etc.).
4. Identify and demonstrate lab safety techniques that are in line with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:


  • Reading Chapter 13 is required

Cell Phone policy: during class and labs students are expected to have cell phones and other devices to be put away and turned to silent as they are a major source of disruption to the student and the class. The instructor reserves the right to give a zero for technique points for the day if a disrutpion occurs.

Evaluation Criteria:

Learning Chemistry requires persistence, diligence, and hard work. This course will cover a number of topics at a relatively fast pace, and to facilitate discussion, assigned chapters must be read before coming to class. A short quiz on definitions and broad concepts will be given after each assigned chapter. There will be suggested questions for each chapter and it is strongly recommended that they be worked on outside of class (exam questions will be similar to those found in your textbook).

Your grade will be based on the points you earn from quizzes, labs, tests, and your final. Late work may be accepted at the instructor’s discretion and may have points taken off (up to 1 point per day late). The relative percentage of each towards your total grade and approximate number of points are listed below.

· 5% Technique Points (120 points)

· 15% Reading Quizzes (240 points)

· 10% Check Point Quizzes (175 points)

· 25% Labs/Activities (360 points)

· 25% Tests (450 points)

· 5% Presenation (100 points)

· 15% Cumulative Final (300 points)


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.


The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance is an essential component of a student's success in college and is a completion requirement for courses at CCV. Missing a class will result in no points for quizzes or tests. Accommodations may be made to take these early or make them up at the instructor’s discretion. Please be aware that missing more than two (2) classes at the instructor’s discretion will result in a non-satisfactory grade. A pattern of late arrival or early departure will constitute absence at the instructor's discretion.


Approximate first 3 weeks of Course syllabus

Week 1

For Tuesday: Read Chapter 13

For Thursday: Read Ch 14

Lab/Activities: Freezing Point Depression

Week 2

Tuesday: Ch 13 Checkpoint quiz

Thursday: Ch 14 Checkpoint Quiz

Lab/Activities: Iodine Clock lab

Week 3

For Tuesday: Read Chapter 15,

Thursday: Test 1 (Ch 13 &14)

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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