CH-152 : General Chemistry II (1C & 2E)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: CH-152 General Chemistry II (1C & 2E)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 1 recitation hour, 3 lab hours

Credits: 4.5

Pre-requisites (if any): CH-151

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is the second part of a two-semester sequence that provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the modern theory in general and inorganic chemistry. It covers topics that are essential to many disciplines in science and technology, and the health professions, with an emphasis on developing problem-solving skills. Topics include enthalpy, entropy, and free energy; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium in gaseous and aqueous systems; properties and equilibria of acids and bases; buffers and acid-base titrations; solubility and complex ion equilibria; qualitative analysis; electrochemistry and redox reactions; and an introduction to nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work provides training in common experimental methods and hands-on application of theory. The students in Honors classes will give 10-15 minute oral presentations on topics and concepts chosen from the course material. This course makes extensive use of computers and requires the development of scientific communication skills.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Degree in Biotechnology

A.S. Degree in Chemistry (Dual/Joint with York College for B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences)

A.S. Degree in Engineering Science

A.S. Degree in Environmental Science

A.S. Degree in Health Science

A.S. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Degree in Science for Forensics (Dual/Joint with John Jay College for B.S. in Forensic Science)

Recommended for students interested in degrees in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, pre-chiropractic, pre-physician and other related fields.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Understand the important concepts and theories of thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry, and apply them to solve problems in chemistry, engineering and other disciplines; interpret and appreciate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the properties of matter at the molecular level; plan and perform experiments, gather and analyze data, draw conclusions, and communicate results orally and in scientific writing; use modern chemical instrumentation and computer technologies in chemical investigations.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  • Examinations, Assignments and Classroom Performance: 50%
  • Laboratory Work: 25%
  • Final Examination: 25%

The distribution may be changed at the discretion of the individual instructor. Aside from the above, the student is mandated to take the American Chemical Society (ACS) assessment test which will be administered during the 14th week of the lab. 10% of that grade will be added to the student’s final course grade. The ACS exam cannot lower the final course grade.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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