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CHEM 202 - General Chemistry II - Hui Sun Kim

Course:General Chemistry II
Professor:Hui Sun Kim
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to Chem 202 at College of the Canyons!  My name is Hui Sun Kim, and I will be the facilitator of learning for this course. I have been teaching chemistry since 2013. I’m looking forward to a fun and productive semester of teaching/learning together!   

This Chem 202 course is a hybrid course, meaning that the lecture component is 100% online, while the laboratory component is in-person, held on campus. The lectures will be delivered in video format through Canvas. You are expected to view and study the lecture videos on your own, taking notes with care as you would in an in-person lecture. For lab, we will meet for two lab sessions per week on campus, for approximately 3 hours each. During one of the week's lab sessions, we will build on the lecture material with additional demonstration problems, worksheets, and discussion activities. During the other lab session, we will focus mostly on performing experiments.

Course Description

Chem 202 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. Credit: 5 units. Transfer Status: UC, CSU. Prerequisite: Chem 201 or Chem 201H

What to Expect in this Course

If you’re this far along in chemistry, you know what chemistry courses are like! With approximately 3 (equivalent) hours of lecture-viewing and 6 hours of lab per week, along with all the homework and lab report assignments, you can expect to spend a significant amount of time both inside and outside the classroom for this course. We will have multiple assignments each week, including lecture video-viewing and comprehension problems, problem sets, worksheets, and lab reports. Please make sure you have dedicated enough time to the course so that you may keep up with its pace. Not falling behind on coursework is critical to your success, as each topic in chemistry builds on the understanding of the previous topic.

An important point of note: The hybrid format of this course requires that lectures are delivered fully online. You are expected to view and study the lecture videos on your own, outside the supportive classroom environment, taking notes carefully as you would in an in-person lecture. Timely and attentive viewing of the lecture videos, PRIOR TO EACH ON-CAMPUS LAB PERIOD, is critical for completing lab activities and having a productive learning experience when you come to campus!

You will be given all the resources, materials, and support needed to be successful. If you put in the time and commitment to actively learn, practice problems, and study, you will find that mastering the complex but fascinating material in Chem 202 is rewarding and enjoyable!

Types of Assessments

We will have three mid-term exams and one final exam; weekly quizzes; twice-per-week lecture comprehension question sets; and weekly problem sets, worksheets, discussion activities, and lab reports. Exams and quizzes will be administered in person during the on-campus lab sessions.

Textbook Information

  1. Textbook: CHEM 202: General Chemistry II OER. The electronic textbook is available for free at: Optionally, a print version may be purchased from the same website. Also, for the purpose of our homework assignments, we will need the electronic textbook OpenStax Chemistry 2-e, which is accessible for free at:
  2. Lab Manual: General Chemistry II Laboratory Manual, College of the Canyons. Pdf versions of each lab activity from the manual will be available for free on Canvas. For each lab experiment, 1) a printed copy, or 2) an electronically-accessible version on a write-able tablet must be brought to each lab session, because we will be recording directly on the lab report forms as we carry out our experiments.
  3. Safety Goggles: OSHA-approved safety goggles can be purchased from the bookstore.
  4. Calculator: A basic, non-programmable scientific calculator
  5. Computer: A reliable computer with high-speed internet to access Canvas. You do NOT need a webcam or microphone for this course.

Other Relevant Course Information

Attendance will be taken on the first day of class, at the first on-campus lab meeting. BEING ABSENT ON THE FIRST OF LAB WILL BE TAKEN AS A “NO-SHOW” AND YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE COURSE. Please don’t be a no-show!

Waitlisted students may be added to the course, in the order waitlisted, only if spots open up due to “no-shows.” A waitlisted student MUST ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF LAB to maintain position on the waitlist and have the opportunity to add the course, should any spots open up.

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:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • 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)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

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

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 01/13/2024 Sub#: 1703