Dr. K's Complete Second Semester General Chemistry II Course
What you'll learn
- All topics covered in a second semester of college chemistry course are contained in this Udemy course.
- Each topic is covered is great detail with plenty of examples.
- Course topics include:
- Intermolecular Forces
- Properties of Liquids
- Phase Transitions
- Phase Diagrams
- Lattice Structure in Crystalline Solids
- The Dissolution Process and Solutions
- Concentration Units
- Colligative Properties
- Chemical Reaction Rates
- Factors Affecting Rates of Reactions
- The Rate Law
- Integrated Rate Laws for Zeroth, First and Second Order Reactions
- Collision Theory
- Reaction Mechanisms
- Chemical Equilibria
- Equilibrium Constants and Reaction Quotient
- Le Chatelier’s Principle
- Equilibrium Calculations
- Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases
- pH and pOH
- Relative Strength of Acids and Bases
- Hydrolysis of Salt Solutions
- Polyprotic Acids
- Buffer Solutions
- Acid-Base Titrations
- Precipitation and Dissolution
- Solubility Products
- Lewis Acids and Bases
- Complex Ion Equilibrium
- The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
- Gibbs Free Energy
- Galvanic Cells
- Standard Reduction Potentials
- The Nernst Equations
- Batteries and Fuel Cells
- Completion of First Semester General Chemistry.
- A working knowledge of high school algebra.
- A desire and interest in learning chemistry.
The course presented here is the exact General Chemistry II course that I taught as a university professor in a Chemistry Department that was certified by the American Chemical Society, the professional organization for chemists. All topics that are essential to any General Chemistry II course are covered here in detail. My teaching style for this Udemy course is exactly how I taught in the lecture halls. Each topic is explained in detail, terms are defined and then examples are done to show how the theory is applied in practice.
As was the case when I was teaching at the university, students have access to ample supplemental material, all of which will be in the Resource Folders. In addition to the 25+ hours of lectures, I have included a downloadable audio mp3 file of each lecture. For each lecture, I’ve included a Practice Assignment where you can test your understanding of the material. Also included is a detailed answer key for each Practice Assignment. A total of nearly 100 examples are worked out in the lectures and for each section I have included a list of the problems that you can download and follow along. Any graphs, figures or tables presented in the lectures are also available as downloadable files.
This course assumes that you have completed a General Chemistry I course but may not have taken any chemistry in high school. This course, and my First Semester General Chemistry course also available on Udemy, are ideal for anyone who needs to take General Chemistry at the college level but did not have it in high school. These courses are also well-suited for those who need to refresh their knowledge of General Chemistry before taking it at the college level.
Since chemistry is a quantitative science, a working knowledge of high school algebra is needed. In this course, you will also need to be familiar with logarithms and exponential functions. If your math skills are weak, this course will show you what types of math calculations are needed and you can hone those skills prior to your taking the course at a college level.
For this Udemy course, I used the Openstax Chemistry textbook which is also available in PDF format in the Resource Folder of the first lecture for this course. However, if you already have an old textbook, that may also work for you. Topics may be presented in somewhat different order, however.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who will need to take General Chemistry at the college level but never took it in high school.
- Anyone who needs a thorough review of chemistry prior to taking it at the college level.
- Anyone who is interested in understanding the basics of chemistry.
Gregory Kowalczyk (Dr. K.) has a Ph. D. in Chemistry and is Professor Emeritus having taught Chemistry for 21 years at a public state university, much of which was General Chemistry. Prior to entering academe, he worked in the electric power industry for 20 years as an environmental analyst. Although he is not a professional baker, he has been making his own breads for 35 years. He lives with his wife, Jan, who is also a chemist and enjoys making bread.