537 Honors Chemistry II

2 semesters, 1 credit (With SLU 1818 option)

Open to seniors

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B- in 535 Honors Chemistry I and teacher approval. To qualify for the 1818 option through Saint Louis University, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.33.

This course may be taken for college credit. If a student elects to take this course for college credit (St. Louis University course CHEM 1120/1125, 4 credits), an additional fee will apply.

Skills

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.

Knowledge

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 4, 2019, by the Science Department.