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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CHEM 112
Course Title: Chemistry II
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 4
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

A continuation of CHEM 110. Topics to be covered include kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry and coordination complexes. Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CHEM 110.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in CHEM 110.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

By J. McMurray and R. Fay (Prentice Hall)
Chemistry: The Central Science
By T. Brown, et. al. (Prentice Hall)
By R. Chang (McGraw-Hill)
Chemistry: Atoms First
By Burdge & Overby (McGraw-Hill)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply mathematical skills to solve chemistry problems.
  2. Utilize the chemical principles of thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, and kinetics to solve chemical problems.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Acid/Base Chemistry
  • Aqueous equilibria
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • The main-group elements
  • Transition elements
  • Metals and solid-state materials
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
Culminating Experience Statement:

Material from this course may be tested on the Major Field Test (MFT) administered during the Culminating Experience course for the degree. 
During this course the ETS Proficiency Profile may be administered.  This 40-minute standardized test measures learning in general education courses.  The results of the tests are used by faculty to improve the general education curriculum at the College.


Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Alan James Date: April 16, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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