Syllabus Overview for HCHEM-454-DL General Chemistry II

4 credits

Note: The lab for this course is included; no additional registration is required.

Offered: Fall, Spring

Course Materials

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LAB KIT:  Your kit is delivered to your house. Many materials are the same as those used in onsite labs. You have 3-4 weeks to complete the labs. You have support from your instructor, lab TA and kit manufacturer. You write a report describing your findings and conclusions. You discuss your findings with peers and instructors.

Topics you will study


•    Liquid and Intermolecular Forces
•    Properties of Solutions
•    Chemical Kinetics
•    Chemical Equilibrium
•    Acid–Base Equilibria
•    Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria
•    Chemistry of the Environment and Thermodynamics
•    Electrochemistry
•    Nuclear Chemistry
•    Chemistry of the Nonmetals
•    Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
•    The Chemistry of Life

General Course Activities/How To Plan Your Time

•   Work is organized into modules of 1-2 weeks in length.
•   All activities are fully asynchronous—there are no required meeting times. Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the following course learning activities into your schedule:
–    Quizzes
–    Exams
–    Weekly discussions
–    Lab experiments and reports
•    Most students dedicate 13-18 hours/week to the course.
•    We recommend planning several 1-2 hour study blocks throughout the week and checking into the course daily once the discussions begin.

Labs you wll complete

•    Molecular weight by freezing point depression
•    Chemistry of enzymes
•    Pressure and stoichiometry
•    Stoichiometry of an acid base reaction
•    Acids, bases and pH buffers
•    Conservation of energy
•    Radiation
•    Oxidation states of manganese
•    Chemistry biological molecules
•    Biological molecules

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.) D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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