This course is the second half of first year chemistry theory designed for students with a
strong background in Chemistry. Course topics include gas laws, equilibrium, redox reactions,
electrochemistry, thermochemistry, entropy and free energy.
NOTE: This course provides the equivalent of the second half of a first-year
university chemistry course when taken with its accompanying laboratory course, CHEM 1525. In
order to complete the equivalent of the entire first year (6 credits) of university-level
chemistry students need to complete CHEM 1503, 1523, 1505 and 1525 or CHEM 1500 and CHEM
NOTE: You may be required to take CHEM 1525 the lab component in order to receive
- Describe the properties of gases and do gas law calculations.
- Calculate order, rates, half-life, and reaction rate constants from kinetic data
- Explain the equilibrium state and the effects of an applied stress on an
- Do a variety of gaseos and ionic solution/solid equilibrium calculations.
- Explain the concepts involved in the theory of acids and bases.
- Calculate the pH of solutions of acids, bases, salts, buffers, and polyprotic acids.
- Do thermodynamic calculations.
- Explain the concept of entropy and its contribution to spontaneity in Gibbs free
- Balance redox equations.
- Describe electrolytic cells and do calculations involving Faraday's Laws.
- Calculate standard and non-standard cell emf's from standard reduction potentials.
- Unit 1: Gases
- Unit 2: Kinetics
- Unit 3: Equilibrium
- Unit 4: Acids and Bases
- Unit 5: Thermodynamics
- Unit 6: Electrochemistry
Required text and materials
The following textbook may have been purchased in CHEM 1503. Students who don't already own
the required textbook will need to source the following on their own.
- Chang, R., & Overby, J., (2018). Chemistry (13th ed.). New York:
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 978-1-260-08531-0
Non-programmable, single numeric line calculator such as the Casio fx-260 is required.
Solutions to most of the supplementary exercises suggested in the course units are provided
in the following optional book:
- Chang, R., & Overby, J., (2018). Student solutions mannual for Chemisty
(13th ed.). New York:McGraw-Hill
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 1-26-016232X
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To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher
on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
Note: The final exam for this course is only available as a paper exam and must be taken in
person at an approved Testing Centre. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.