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Chem 12 Instructor Resources

 

Course Outline of Record

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course:

1. The student will demonstrate the ability to solve scientific problems by following logical procedures based on well-established scientific principles. Examples in Chemistry 12 include:
a. Calculating the pH of aqueous solutions.
b. Calculating the reversible cell potential of a Galvanic cell composed of any given reactants.

2. The student will follow written procedures used in the general chemistry laboratory accurately and safely. When completing a lab report, the student will correctly apply the scientific method by making reasonable estimates of experimental uncertainties and drawing appropriate conclusions based on the gathered data and scientific principles.
 
3. The student will be able to relate microscopic theories to macroscopic observations specifically using the chemical principles developed in Chemistry 12 to explain observable phenomena.   Examples include predicting the spontaneity of a chemical reaction by a consideration of  the change in the Gibbs Free Energy or using the collision theory to explain how the rate of a chemical reaction depends on the temperature.

 Textbook and Required Chapters/Sections

General Chemistry, McQuarrie, Rock & Gallogly, Fourth Edition, University Science Books, 2011.  Chapters 17-25, 15.8, and 16 are required.