Charles F Jackels
B CUSP 162
Covalent bonding, chemical kinetics, liquids and solids, properties of solutions, the elements in groups 1A-4A, the elements in groups 5A-8A, transition metals and coordination chemistry, and organic chemistry. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: 1.7 in B CUSP 152.
BCUSP 162 – General chemistry III (Charles F. Jackels) This course is the third of a three-quarter sequence in Chemistry intended for students majoring in the sciences or engineering. The course covers: Molecular bonding, chemical kinetics, liquids and solids, properties of solutions, descriptive chemistry of the representative elements, transition metals and coordination chemistry, and organic chemistry. Group work in class includes active learning exercises. Includes a laboratory. Prerequisite: Completion of BCUSP 152 or equivalent with grade of 1.7 or better.
Student learning goals
1. To gain competence with the basic fundamental chemistry concepts integral to understanding molecular bonding, chemical kinetics and the properties of liquids, solids, and solutions.
2. To gain an understanding of the descriptive chemistry of the representative groups of the periodic table.
3. To gain an understanding of the concepts of transition metal and coordination chemistry as well that of organic polymers and biomolecules.
4. To demonstrate critical reading, quantitative and statistical reasoning, and analytical thinking skills necessary to understand the claims made in the context of a scientific question..
5. To develop the written and oral communication skills necessary to effectively communicate ideas in the context of a scientific question.
General method of instruction
Lectures, active learning exercises, class discussion, group work, student presentations. Lab exercises.
Completion of BCUSP 152 or equivalent with grade of 1.7 or better.
Class assignments and grading
Text book reading/study. Homework assignments Library research project Lab preparation, execution, and reporting.
Class participation; graded homework assignments, lab participation and laboratory reports/notebooks, exams (three), and project quality and presentation.