Course Description :

Applied, environmental aspects of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry; including applications in sanitary engineering of the phenomena of precipitation, complexation, buffering capacity, and chemical equilibria. Review of the nomenclature and properties of organic compounds.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Chemical Units and Chemical Bonding
    • Apply and use standard units of chemical concentration: Moles/liter; Equivalents/liter; Convert between weight/volume and moles/volume.
    • Predict the valence of an atom based on the Periodic Table; balance chemical equations.
    • Determine whether a chemical bond is a covalent or ionic bond.
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of chemical thermodynamics and apply these principles to determine equilibrium constants (KH, Ka, Ksp, Kso) and predict the direction of a reaction.
    • Determine the numerical value for ionic strength and activity of a solution.
  • Acid/Base Chemistry
    • Define acid dissociation constant.
    • Apply thermodynamics to determine numerical value of Ka and predict strength of acids or bases.
    • Apply eight steps to calculate pH from Ka, and CT.
    • Draw and interpret pCpH diagrams closed and open systems.
    • Draw pCpH and interpret diagrams for carbonate system.
    • Use Henry’s Law to predict solution phase concentrations based on partial pressure and KH.
  • Precipitation and Complexation
    • Use solubility product (Ksp) for a salt to calculate solution phase concentration of ions.
    • Calculate solution phase concentration of individual complexes based on stability constant (Ks1-n).
    • Draw and interpret solubility diagrams (predominance area diagrams).
  • Redox Chemistry
    • Define oxidizing agent and reducing agent.
    • Balance a redox equation.
    • Use thermodynamic principles to predict the direction and extent of redox reaction from Eo cell.
  • Organic Chemistry
    • Use IUPAC rules to provide chemical names for specific alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids, esters, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, alcohols, amines, amides, and sulfur compounds
    • Relate trends in boiling points, vapor pressures, and water solubility to chemical structure
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Semester Offered :