May 18, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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CHEM 1520 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II

General course in fundamental chemical principles. Intermolecular forces and phase changes, solutions and colligative properties, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamics (entropy and free energy), electrochemistry, descriptive chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Recommended for majors in chemistry, engineering, biological sciences, plant biology, clinical laboratory science, geological sciences, secondary education (B.S.Ed. in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, and integrated science), and preprofessional (biological science) areas. Credit not allowed for both 1220 and 1520.

Requisites: C- or better in CHEM 1510
Credit Hours: 4
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Natural World (ANW)
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 3.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences, TAG course: OSC009 General Chemistry II, TAG course: OSC023 General Chemistry Sequence (combo of OSC008/009)
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Apply the principles of equilibrium to aqueous systems.
  • Balance oxidation-reduction reactions.
  • Describe the bonding and properties of transition metal coordination compounds.
  • Determine standard and non-standard cell potentials.
  • Determine the rate of a reaction and its dependence on concentration, time and temperature.
  • Determine whether equilibrium has been established and calculate equilibrium concentrations.
  • Explain the intermolecular attractive forcues that determine the properties of the states of matter and phase behavior.
  • Understand and perform thermodynamic calculations involving enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy.
  • Understand colligative properties and their use in determining the characteristic of solutions.
  • Understand construction and operation of galvanic and electrolytic electrochemical cells.
  • Understand nuclear decay processes and their rates.
  • Understand reaction mechanisms and how they lead to rate laws.
  • Use LeChatelier’s Principle to predict the effects of concentration, pressure and temperature changes.

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