General Chemistry II

CHE 132 General Chemistry II (undergraduate level) was taught by Murat Kahveci at DePaul University in Winter 2021, Spring 2020, and Winter 2020. CHE 132 Course URL

Course Description

Chemistry 132 is the second course in the three- quarter General Chemistry sequence. It is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of chemistry and may be used by non-science majors to fulfill a Scientific Inquiry learning domain requirement in the Liberal Studies Program. The topics covered in Chemistry 132 include: thermochemistry; properties of various states of matter, including gases, liquid, solids, and solutions; kinetics of chemical reactions; and basics of chemical equilibrium.

Textbook and Materials

Required

  1. Tro, N. J. Chemistry: Structure and Properties, 2nd Ed., Pearson Education, Inc., UpperSaddle River, NJ, 2017. ISBN: 9780134293936. This text is available from the bookstore in hardbound, loose-leaf, and e-text formats.
  2. Non-graphing calculator for use on exams. Suggested models include:
    • TI-30X family of calculators (available at the bookstore)
    • CASIO fx-260solar or CASIO fx-250HC
  3. Modified Mastering Chemistry on-line homework system. This can be ordered through the bookstore with the loose-leaf textbook (ISBN 9780134777559), or e-text (ISBN 9780134565613).
  1. Tro, N. J.; Shaginaw, K. T.; Kramer, M. B., Solutions Manual for Chemistry:Structure and Properties, Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2017. ISBN 9780134460673

Tentative Schedule

Session Topics Reading
1 First law of thermodynamics § 9.2-4
2 Enthalpy and calorimetry § 9.5-7
3 Using Hess’s law and bond dissociation energies to find heats of reaction § 9.8-9
4 Heats of formation; Born-Haber cycles and lattice energy § 9.10-11
5 Kinetic molecular theory; pressure; simple gas laws; ideal gas law § 10.2-5
6 Density; molar volume and molar mass; gas stoichiometry § 10.5-6, 10
7 Partial pressures; temperature and velocity distributions, effusion and diffusion, real gasses § 10.7-9, 11
8 Wrap-up; review for Exam 1  
9 Exam 1  
10 Intermolecular forces; surface tension and viscosity; capillary action; vapor pressure § 11.2-4
11 Vapor pressure § 11.5
12 Phase changes; heating curves; phase diagrams § 11.6-9
13 X-ray crystallography; unit cells; crystalline solids; ionic and covalent solids § 12.2-6
14 Glasses and ceramics; band theory; polymers § 12.7-9
15 Energetics of solutions; solubility; concentration § 13.2-5
16 Colligative properties § 13.6-7
17 Wrap-up; review for Exam 2  
18 Exam 2  
19 Reaction rates § 14.2-3
20 Rate laws; reaction order § 14.4
21 Integrated rate laws; half life; Arrhenius equation § 14.5-6
22 Reaction mechanisms; catalysis § 14.7-8
23 Chemical equilibrium; introducing the equilibrium constant § 15.2-3
24 Forms of the equilibrium constant; calculating equilibrium constants from data § 15.4-6
25 The reaction quotient, calculating equilibrium concentrations of reactants and products. § 15.6-8
26 Le Châtelier’s principle § 15.9
27 Wrap-up; review for Exam 3  
28 Exam 3  
29 Review for the Final Exam; OTEs  
30 Final Exam