Course Descriptions

Principles of Chemistry II and LAB – CHEM 1212K


The continuation of a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry designed for science majors. Topics to be covered include intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

Students enrolling in eCore lab science courses are advised to consult with transferring institution to determine transferability of course credits.

Important Lab Information

This course has a laboratory component that requires you to purchase a lab kit and gather a list of household materials. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to purchase the kit and begin gathering the additional materials as soon as possible.

Items inside this kit are regulated by the US Department of Transportation and shipment by unqualified persons is prohibited by federal law. Therefore no returns are permitted and the kit is nonrefundable. All sales are final.

If you plan to order a kit after August 31, 2018 call AquaPhoenix Customer Service Number: 1-866-632-1291

There are two options for purchasing the lab kit:

  1. Chemistry II Lab Kit Cost - $205.00
  2. Chemistry I & II Lab Kit Cost - $268.16
  • The cost for option one includes lab material for CHEM 1212K (See lab material list).
  • The cost for option two includes lab material for both CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K (See lab material list), you will only need to purchase one kit from option two for both courses.
  • Price includes shipping and handling for ground shipping in the state of Georgia. Other shipping and handling options may add to the total cost.

Name Office Phone Email
Ali Akdeniz Dalton State College
Ghazia Asif Georgia State University
David Boatright University of West Georgia
Rebecca Brosky Dalton State College
Sabitra Brush Bainbridge State College
Bryson Dye South Georgia State College
Anne Gaquere-Parker University of West Georgia
John Hansen University of West Georgia
Michael May Albany State University
Joshua Morris Georgia Gwinnett College
Spencer Slattery University of West Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.


Course Equivalency

This course requires you to purchase a lab kit. Each option has been customized for CHEM II or CHEM I & CHEM II

Students will not be allowed to stay in the course without purchasing lab kit material unless a different arrangement has been made with the instructor.

Please see below for ordering information.


Username (case sensitive) : ecore

Password (case sensitive) : !studentkits123

  • Once you have logged in, select "Place Order" (left menu)
  • There are two options for Chemistry Kits:
    • For CHEM 1212K kit only, search EC-5102-KIT
    • For CHEM 1211K & 1212K combined kit, search EC-5100-KIT
  • To see all kits, select "Student Kits" (left menu)
  • Enter "1" in the "Quantity" text box and click "Add"
  • The kit will appear in your "Shopping Cart" on the left
  • Select "Review Order" (below left menu) and input your billing and shipping information

In addition to purchasing the lab kit, you are required to collect the following household materials:

  • Laboratory Notebook
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Digital Thermometer (F and C)
  • Salt (NaCl)
  • Ruler (needs to measure centimeters)
  • Calculator that has scientific notation and log abilities
  • Stopwatch
  • Sleeve of 8 oz. Styrofoam cups
  • Paper Towels
  • 1 Marble
  • Rubber Bands
  • Cooking oil
  • Honey
  • Syrup
  • 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1 Black Tea Bag
  • 5% White Distilled Vinegar
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Potato

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following topics
    • Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids
    • Properties of Solutions
    • Chemical Kinetics
    • Chemical Equilibrium
    • Acid-Base Equilibria
    • Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Electrochemistry
  • Use correct chemical nomenclature, structural symbols, and terminology to accurately communicate in Standard English chemical principles, theories, and processes.
  • Employ critical thinking and systematic methods to solve problems, including conceptual and quantitative problems.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of chemistry in everyday life
  • Apply the rules of laboratory safety
  • Collect and analyze scientific data, formulate appropriate conclusions from data analyses, and communicate findings.
  • Lab Safety
  • Unit 1: Liquids and Solids
    • Lab: Viscosity of Liquids
  • Unit 2: Solutions and Colloids
    • Lab: Molecular Mass from Freezing Point Depression
  • Unit 3: Kinetics
    • Lab: Kinetics of the Decomposition of H2O2
  • Unit 4: Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts
    • Lab: Chemical Equilibrium: Le Châtelier's Principle
  • Unit 5: Acid-Base Equilibria
    • Lab: Weak Acid-Base Titration
  • Unit 6: Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes
    • Lab: Temperature Effects of Equilibrium
  • Unit 7: Thermodynamics
    • Lab: Thermodynamics of Urea Dissolution
  • Unit 8: Electrochemistry
    • Lab: Electrochemistry: Galvanic Cell

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Online Participation – 10%
  • Unit Quizzes – 25%
  • Lab Activities – 20%
  • Homework Exercises – 15%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Proctored Final Exam – 15%

Calculator with scientific notation and log abilities

Items inside this kit are regulated by the US Department of Transportation and shipment by unqualified persons is prohibited by federal law. Therefore no returns are permitted and the kit is nonrefundable. All sales are final.

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