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CHEM& 163 - General Chemistry with Lab III

5 Credits
General chemistry for science and engineering majors. The third course in a three-quarter sequence includes chemical kinetics, nuclear reactions, descriptive chemistry of representative elements, transition metal properties, complex ions and coordination compounds, solubility and complex-ion equilibria, introductory organic chemistry, and an introduction to biomolecules. One credit of laboratory is included.

Pre-requisite(s) CHEM& 162 min 1.5
Course Note Previously CHEM 153.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day

Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students majoring in physical, life, or health sciences, or engineering.
Active Date 20170622T08:37:28

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions:
  • Science
  • Science Lab

Course Outline
Topics will include the following, not necessarily in this order, with laboratory work paralleling lecture content.

  1. Factors that affect reaction rates
  2. Rate Laws, Collision Theory, and Mechanisms
  3. Nuclear Stability and Reactivity
  4. Chemical Applications of Radioactivity
  5. Review of Electron Configurations and Atomic Properties
  6. The Periodic Law and Diagonal Relationships
  7. Acid-Base Character of Oxides and Hydroxides
  8. Representative Metals and Nonmetals
  9. Transition Metal Properties
  10. Complex lons and the Spectrochemical Series
  11. Solubility and Complex lon Formation Equilibria
  12. Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  13. Introduction to Biomolecules
  14. Special Topics or projects if time allows at the discretion of the instructor

Student Learning Outcomes
Properly perform laboratory operations to obtain and process data to arrive at conclusions.

Accurately explain the fundamental concepts of general chemistry themes.

Accurately solve problems using quantitative methods.

Accurately perform descriptive and operational problem solving based on a given theory.

Work effectively with others and communicate effectively in writing and orally.

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