Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the bonding forces present in a material, and predict how those forces affect the physical properties of the material.
2. Interpret phase diagrams and relate the features to physical processes in materials.
3. Describe the properties of gases using kinetic molecular theory and the ideal gas law.
4. Calculate molarity, molality, mole fraction and mass fraction of a solution, and convert between these quantities.
5. Quantitatively predict vapor pressure, melting point, boiling point and osmotic pressure of solutions and use these data to determine molar massess of solutes.
6. Calculate E, H, S, and G for a reaction using experimental data and/or tabulated values.
7. Write expressions for K and Q, and determine their values from experimental data.
8. Calculate K from thermodynamic data, and vice versa, at different temperatures.
9. Calculate the pH of acids, bases, and mixtures, including buffer solutions, using Ka values
10. Determine how to make a buffer solution of desired pH
11. Calculate the solubility and ion concentrations for sparingly soluble solids in the presence of acids or ligands
12. Determine cell potentials from known concentrations of reactants and products
13. Determine the products of an electrolytic cell, and quantify the product given current and time
14. Determine the rate law and reaction order of a reaction given concentration or rate data
15. Apply concepts from the course to interpret data which comes from the chemical research literature
16 State how concepts from the course might be applied by a professional chemist