CHEM 162: General Chemistry II

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

CHEM 162 is a continuation of CHEM 161. This course introduces additional basic principles of chemistry including kinetics, equilibrium, pH, redox reactions, electrochemistry, acid-base chemistry, gas laws, electrolytes, thermodynamics, matter and changes of state, and nuclear chemistry.


“C” or higher in CHEM 161.

Corequisite Courses
Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination chemistry and bio-organic chemistry.
  2. Students will demonstrate, in their appropriate context, critical thinking skills and processes such as observation, classification, prediction, inference, measurement, making operational definitions, hypothesizing, experimentation, modeling, and theorization.
  3. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative chemical symbolism, nomenclature, chemical classification scheme, atomic and molecular modeling and bonding theories.
  4. Students will be exposed to, and address the benefits and hazards of scientific and chemical literacy, questions of scientific ethics, and chemical applications to the environment.
  5. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of various quantitative and mathematical methods used in chemistry such as dimensional analysis, graphic analysis, statistical analysis and molar stoichiometry.