537 Honors Chemistry II

2 semesters, 1 credit (With ECC college credit option)

Open to seniors

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B- in 535 Honors Chemistry I and teacher approval. To qualify for college credit through ECC, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.

This course may be taken for college credit. If a student elects to take this course for college credit (ECC course CHEM 112, 5 credits), an additional fee will apply.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Calculate the concentration of a solution.
  2. Determine the order of a reaction and predict reaction mechanisms based on the reaction order.
  3. Calculate the equilibrium constant of a reaction and understand which factors affect equilibrium.
  4. Determine acid/base equilibrium while also being able to calculate pH for acidic or basic solutions.
  5. Determine the pH of a buffer solution before and after the addition of an acid or base.
  6. Determine the free energy of a reaction by analyzing the enthalpy and entropy of the reaction.
  7. Understand the general design of a galvanic and electrolytic cell, while also being able to calculate the voltage of either cell.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Solutions and their Properties
  2. Chemical kinetics
  3. Chemical equilibrium
  4. Aqueous equilibria: Acids and bases
  5. Applications of aqueous equilibrium
  6. Thermodynamics: Entropy, free energy and equilibrium
  7. Electrochemistry
  8. Transition elements and coordination chemistry
  9. Nuclear chemistry
  10. Organic chemistry


This curriculum last updated January 27, 2021, by the Science Department.