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.
By the completion of this course, students will be able to…
- Calculate the concentration of a solution.
- Determine the order of a reaction and predict reaction mechanisms based on the reaction order.
- Calculate the equilibrium constant of a reaction and understand which factors affect equilibrium.
- Determine acid/base equilibrium while also being able to calculate pH for acidic or basic solutions.
- Determine the pH of a buffer solution before and after the addition of an acid or base.
- Determine the free energy of a reaction by analyzing the enthalpy and entropy of the reaction.
- 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…
- Solutions and their Properties
- Chemical kinetics
- Chemical equilibrium
- Aqueous equilibria: Acids and bases
- Applications of aqueous equilibrium
- Thermodynamics: Entropy, free energy and equilibrium
- Transition elements and coordination chemistry
- Nuclear chemistry
- Organic chemistry
This curriculum last updated January 4, 2019, by the Science Department.