Applying Thermodynamics to Equilibria and Entropy
Students will be able to use thermodynamic principles and their application to physical and chemical equilibria to calculate entropic and enthalpic contributions to physical changes and reactions and predict equilibria given entropic and enthalpic changes.
Applying Acid-Base Theory
Students will be able to apply acid-base theory, including interactions of strong and weak acids and bases, to determination of pH values of solutions, calculating buffering capacity and performance of acid-base titrations. They will be able to use structural features of molecules to estimate acid and base strength.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of electrochemistry in designing simple electrodes and will use reduction/oxidation potentials to characterize electrodes.
Applying Transition State Theory to Reactions
Students will be able to apply transition state theory to reaction kinetics. Students will be able to model mathematically rates of multiple reaction types.
Periodic Table Principles
Students will be able to apply the periodic nature of the elements to classify elements and identify the compositions of inorganic salts.