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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
Study of aqueous equilibria, atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination compounds, and organic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM&162. Formerly CHEM 123, General Chemistry III-Honors.

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 2014
    0818
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2014
    0820
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2013
    1649
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2012
    0415
    Ruth Russo
    CHEM& 163
    Spring 2011
    0415
    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.