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CHEM& 163
General Chemistry III w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:30


Description
This course will provide a detailed examination of the properties of matter and is intended for science majors in fulfillment of the AS Degree (Option I) lab science requirements. Topics include the study of aqueous equilibria, atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination compounds, and organic chemistry. Formerly CHEM 123, General Chemistry III. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in CHEM&162. This course satisfies the chemistry requirement for the nursing degree.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Prepare a buffer; perform Henderson-Hasselbalch calculations; apply equilibrium theory to the physiology of blood; predict the pH characteristics of salts.
  • Sketch the 4 regions of the atmosphere; name the major components of dry air at sea level; distinguish photodissociation from photoionization.
  • Recall the important reactions involved in ozone depletion, acid rain, and photochemical smog.
  • Define spontaneity and entropy; predict whether a reaction is spontaneous or not by applying Gibbs’ Free Energy; calculate Gibbs’ Free Energy changes under standard and nonstandard conditions.
  • Assign oxidation numbers to elements in compounds; balance redox reactions by the half-reaction method; sketch the parts of and calculate the reduction potential for a voltaic cell; calculate voltage with the Nernst equation.
  • Balance nuclear equations and predict isotope stability; memorize some medical uses of radioisotopes; perform half-life calculations using the integrated first order rate equation; explain the thermodynamics of nuclear reactions in terms of binding energy; describe nuclear chain reactions.
  • Differentiate between coordination compounds and complex ions; apply the concept of Lewis bases to coordination compounds; predict coordination numbers, charges, and geometries; memorize several biological and commercial chelating agents; explain how emission and absorption spectra generate the colors we see.
  • Depict normal chain and cyclic alkanes, alkenes and alkynes with structural formulas, condensed structural formulas, and line angle drawings; use these depictions to differentiate between structural, constitutional, and geometric isomers.
  • Recognize and explain the characteristic chemistry of these organic functional groups: alcohols, amines, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, anhydrides, esters and amides.
  • Differentiate between aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons; recognize toluene, phenol, aniline, benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, and xylene.
  • Demonstrate the safe use of laboratory glassware, equipment and reagents in order to: demonstrate the phenomena studied in lecture, characterize complex mixtures, and distinguish between and synthesize simple organic molecules.

  • Course Topics
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Organic and Biochemistry

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2016
    7097
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2015
    0818
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2015
    0820
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2014
    0818
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2014
    0820
    Ruth Russo


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.