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CHEM 116 (QA) Introductory Chemistry II (1)

An in-depth look at the chemical phenomena that are at work in the world around us. Case studies (e.g., lasers, fossil fuels, air pollution, blood chemistry) are used to explore in further detail concepts first introduced in CHEM 115. Discussions include: light, energy, and energy levels; electron configuration and the periodic table; bonding and bond energies; kinetics and reaction mechanisms; solubility and colligative properties; acid/base equilibria; and redox reactions as biological energy sources. These chemical principles will be discussed in relation to such modern phenomena as smog, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, the ozone hole, and other aspects of everyday life. Laboratory Required.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning

Prerequisite: CHEM 115 or equivalent

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Staff