Jul 21, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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CHEM 223L - General Chemistry III Lab

1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): MTH 111Z  and CHEM 222 , CHEM 222L , CHEM 222R  

Corequisite(s): CHEM 223 , CHEM 223R  

Course Description: Completes general chemistry sequence. Presents a deeper view of thermochemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, descriptive chemistry of the periodic table, the transition metals, and introduces organic chemistry and biochemistry. Students are directed in the use of laboratory instrumentation. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory, and recitation sections. All three sections must be taken concurrently. 

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Use the metric system, scientific notation, significant figures, and conversion factors to perform general chemistry calculations.
  • CLO#2: Apply equilibrium principles to solve buffer, titration, and solubility problems in general chemistry.
  • CLO#3: Use thermodynamic concepts (enthalpy, entropy, Gibbs free energy) to calculate and explain the spontaneity of chemical reactions.
  • CLO#4: Apply the concepts of oxidation and reduction to balancing chemical equations, performing thermodynamic calculations, diagramming electrochemical cells, and describing practical applications. (ILO: Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning)
  • CLO#5: Use the language of nuclear chemistry to describe and explain radioactivity, half-life, antimatter, transmutation, nuclear energy, and medical applications.
  • CLO#6: Use the language of organic and biochemistry to describe and explain organic molecules, isomers, functional groups, and polymers.
  • CLO#7: Describe and explain the characteristics of transition metal complexes: oxidation state, isomers, ligands, geometry, and d-orbitals.
  • CLO#8: Interpret laboratory data to draw conclusions about general chemistry experiments.
  • CLO#9: Use the chemical literature to locate and analyze information relevant to a specific question in chemistry
  • CLO#10: Learn how to perform hazard assessment, SDS, and learn safety techniques

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