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CHEM 215, General Chemistry II:
Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
Any changes to the course syllabus will be posted on the CHEM 215 iLearn
Kent Lau, Ph.D. (City U of Hong Kong)
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Course Description and Learning Objectives
The focus of CHEM 215 is on the quantitative applications of general
chemistry concepts. Students re-examine, in a quantitative fashion,
fundamentally important chemistry concepts that were introduced in
CHEM 115, learn new chemistry concepts, and apply the four themes
developed in CHEM 115 (properties of atoms, interactions of atoms,
reaction chemistry and stoichiometry, and chemical dynamics) to
quantitative chemistry problems. The course explores the following
topics: Electromagnetic radiation, atomic spectra, quantum-mechanical
model of the atom; coordination chemistry and Lewis acid-base theory;
electrochemistry; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium, especially
of aqueous solutions; Brønsted-Lowry acid-base chemistry and
equilibrium; chemical dynamics, including the thermodynamics of phase
changes; properties of solids, liquids, and gases, including vapor
pressure; stoichiometry; and nuclear chemistry. A detailed list of
CHEM 215 course objectives and learning outcomes is provided below.
Class time is spent reviewing concepts introduced in CHEM 115,
introducing new chemistry topics, analyzing and solving quantitative
chemistry problems, identifying relationships between different
chemistry topics, discussing OWL assignments and textbook problems,
and answering student questions.
Questions and comments from students
during the lecture are welcomed, expected, and encouraged.
The daily lecture schedule is available as a separate document on
iLearn. Because textbook is not followed in a linear fashion, students
should be sure to pay attention to the lecture schedule.
schedule is subject to change during the semester, depending on the
pace of the class; any changes will be posted on iLearn. Lectures
begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. Please be courteous to the
instructor and to fellow students by keeping personal conversations to
a minimum during the lecture, by being on time for lecture and by not
packing up early. Please turn off all cell phones during the lecture.
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