Fall 2020 - CHEM 122 D100

General Chemistry II (2)

Class Number: 2101

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 9 – Dec 8, 2020: TBA, TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 9, 2020
    Fri, 6:30–8:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

    Nov 16, 2020
    Mon, 6:30–9:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-.



Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Teaching:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week for 9 weeks
Lecture: Asynchronous
Tutorial: Synchronous

General Course Description:
As the second half of General Chemistry, this course will focus on topics including fundamental chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry.

Topics Covered:
Chemical Kinetics (Ch. 15)
Chemical Equilibrium (Ch. 6)
Acids and Bases (Ch. 7)
Aqueous Equilibria (Ch. 8)
Entropy and Free Energy (Ch. 10)
Electrochemistry (Ch. 11)


  • LON-CAPA Problem Sets 10%
  • Quiz-Lecture 10%
  • Quiz-Tutorial 10%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Final Exam 45%


Final Exam: The final exam (or second midterm exam) is scheduled for November 16th, 2020. 

Online Exam Invigilation
: Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.



Required Materials:

  • Scientific calculator: SHARP EL-510RN
Technology Requirements:
  • Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online courses.


Steven S. Zumdahl & Donald J. DeCoste. Chemical Principles. 8th Edition, 2017. Publisher: Cengage Learning.
ISBN: 9781305856745

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).