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Chem 202 - General Chemistry II - Gautam Dhar

Course:General Chemistry II
Professor: Gautam Dhar
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


I extend a warm welcome to all of you in my Chem 202 class. I am eagerly anticipating a fruitful and enjoyable semester with each one of you! I am Dr. Gautam Dhar, your instructor for this course. Prior to joining College of the Canyons, I served as an Assistant Professor at UCLA School of Medicine, focusing on various aspects of chemistry in the biological field, including protein synthesis, DNA recombination, and Cancer Biology, among others. I am excited to share my experience in teaching and research throughout this course, making it both interesting and goal-oriented for your future endeavors. If you know of any colleagues or friends interested in taking this class, please encourage them to join. Together, we will make this class successful and enjoyable. 

Course Description

Builds upon the foundation of principles of chemistry presented in Chemistry 201. Topics are chemical kinetics, ionic equilibria (solutions of acids and bases, buffers, solubility of insoluble salts, and solubility product), nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics (entropy & free energy), coordination compounds, advanced qualitative analysis, spectroscopy, and an introduction to organic chemistry.

Units: 5.00 - UC:CSU, May Be Taken Once for Credit. Prerequisite: CHEM-201 or CHEM-201H.

What to Expect in this Course

By the end of Chemistry 202, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate various aspects of chemical reactions including kinetics and equilibrium.
  2. Examine the laws of thermodynamics to predict the spontaneity of chemical processes.
  3. Evaluate the theories of bonding to explain chemical properties of substances and reactions.
  4. Formulate conclusions according to scientific inquiry by collecting and interpreting chemical data.
  5. Compose laboratory reports that illustrate meaningful conclusions based on and supported by data and observations.

 The lecture and laboratory portions are both in-person. The assessment will done through regular home works, quizzes, exams, lab reports, and Final Exam. A moderately decent knowledge of computer and softwares like Microsoft Word, excel and powerpoint will be helpful. 

Types of Assessments

The exams and final will be in person while the quizzes and homework will be online.


Textbook Information

This course uses a Zero Textbook Cost book, which you can access at (Links to an external site.). The students can also purchase a hardcopy of the textbook in the bookstore.

Subscription to ActivChemistry for homework and quizzes - purchased through the  canvas course link.

Other required materials:  Lab coat, safety goggles (ANSI Z87.1), gloves, regular scientific calculator, scantron 882-E

Printed lab manual (preferred) can be purchased from bookstore or downloaded from the course site in canvas

Other Relevant Course Information

Additional study materials, lecture slides, videos, worksheets will be made available through canvas 

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 02/03/2024 Sub#: 1717