General Chemistry II--CHEM 1120

This course is required for Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, and Dietetics majors, and will also be taken by students preparing for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and related health professions. These students will also take the associated laboratory, CHEM 1121. CHEM 1120 and 1121 together (4 credit hours) satisfy a General Education Natural Science requirement.

NOTE: Students with an AP score of 5 may obtain credit for CHEM 1120 and 1121.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1110 with grade of C or better.
Students are strongly encouraged to enroll concurrently in the associated laboratory, CHEM 1121 (for which CHEM 1111 is a prerequisite).

Course Description: Physical properties of solutions; acid-based reactions; chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms; chemical equilibrium; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; chemistry of elements. Three lecture hours per week; 3 credit hours.

Textbook and other materials:

  • TopHat Interactive Chemistry Text

Grades: A standardized final examination, comprehensive over both 1110 and 1120, will be administered in class at the assigned time. At least one test will be administered in class and graded before the last day to drop. Other tests, quizzes, and graded assignments, weighting, and grade ranges are at the discretion of the instructor, and will be detailed on a syllabus distributed on the first day of classes.


  • Tardiness and unexcused absence from class are unprofessional behaviors which should be avoided, but attendance will not be graded.
  • Electronic devices such as cell phones and pagers should be turned off in the classroom.
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be made for students who present a memo from Student Disability Services.
Instructor Homepages
Dr. Kensha Clark
Dr. Henry Kurtz
Dr. William Alexander