CEM 182H – Honors Chemistry II

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Professor Benjamin G. Levine
levine@chemistry.msu.edu  (Please include “CEM 182H” at the beginning of the subject line.)
215 Chemistry Building

Teaching Assistant:

Ilias Magoulas

Office Hours

Professor Levine:
Monday 9:00-10:00 am and Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm in 215 Chemistry Building or by appointment

Ilias Magoulas:
Monday 2:00-3:00 pm and Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am in 83 Chemistry Building or by appointment

Meeting Time and Place

Lecture Sessions – Tues, Thurs 10:20-11:40 am, 136 Chemistry Building
Discussion Sessions –
1)  Monday 10:20-11:10 am, 110 Chemistry Building
2)  Monday 12:40-1:30 pm, 110 Chemistry Building

Course Objectives

The objective of CEM 182H is to develop the students’ understanding of how the microscopic behavior of atoms and molecules determines the behavior of macroscopic chemical systems.  Qualitative and quantitative descriptions will both be developed.  Upon completing this course, students will:

  • Understand how the properties of macroscopic solids, liquids, and gases arise from the microscopic properties and arrangement of individual atoms and molecules.
  • Understand how the laws and concepts of thermodynamics can be used to predict the behavior of macroscopic chemical systems.
  • Understand equilibrium as a general concept, and be able to apply it to quantitatively describe a variety of chemical systems, including acid/base solutions and electrochemical systems.
  • Understand the factors determining the rates of chemical reactions, and how to describe the rate of chemical reactions quantitatively.