May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

CHEM& 162 - General Chemistry II W/Lab

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 4
LAB hours per week: 2
This course provides a detailed examination of the properties of matter and is intended for science majors in fulfillment of the AS Degree (Option I) or Engineering lab science requirements. Topics include molecular polarity and states of matter, orbital hybridization, gas laws, solution chemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and acid/base chemistry. This course satisfies the chemistry requirement for the nursing degree. Formerly: CHEM 122.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in CHEM& 161 .
Course Outcomes:
  • Compare the molecular shape and polarity of simple compounds or functional groups using VSEPR.
  • Differentiate sigma from pi bonding.
  • Interpret the behavior of solids, liquids and gases via intermolecular forces and the kinetic molecular theory.
  • Solve problems using the Ideal Gas Law.
  • Interpret phase diagrams.
  • Distinguish colloids from solutions and differentiate between osmosis and diffusion.
  • Calculate solution concentrations in a variety of units.
  • Predict the effects of concentration, temperature and catalysts on reaction rate.
  • Solve quantitative equilibrium, pH/pOH and kinetics problems.
  • Predict shifts in reactions at equilibrium via Le Châtelier’s Principle.
  • Distinguish Brønsted-Lowry acids and bases and differentiate between strong and weak acids and bases.
  • Analyze data gathered by the safe use of laboratory glassware, equipment and reagents.
  • Critique the precision, accuracy, and explanatory power of laboratory data.
Course Topics:
  1. Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories
  2. Gases
  3. Liquids, Solids and Intermolecular Forces
  4. Solution Chemistry
  5. Chemical Kinetics
  6. Chemical Equilibrium
  7. Acid-Base Equilibria
Course Attribute(s): Lab Course, Natural Science