ACHM 112: General Chemistry II
The objective of this course is to continue to provide instruction in the fundamentals of chemistry that may then be applied to other courses for which chemistry is a pre-requisite. As in the case of ACHM 111, this course also involves the vocabulary of chemistry, the processes of chemistry and the quantitative aspects associated with data collection and interpretation of results.
The topics covered are fundamental to the study of the physical world and include, chemistry of the transition metals, rates of chemical reactions, general principles governing reactions that do not go to completion (or equilibrium reactions), acid-base equilibria, complexation and precipitation equilibria, thermodynamics, redox reactions, and electrochemical cells. In addition, brief introductions to organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry will be provided. All of these topics are quite relevant to the study of the chemical processes that take place in chemical, biological and geological systems as well as to the study of processes that are applicable to the various fields of engineering.