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Chem 202 - General Chemistry II - Steven Han

Course:General Chemistry II
Professor:Steven Han
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths
  • 8 Week
  • 16 Week


Welcome to General Chemistry 202! MY name is Steven Han, Ed.D.  I have taught here at COC (not consecutively since 2009).  My courses from the past has been online and/or on-campus (if hybrid).  I have taught all of course here at COC in the chemistry department (except 101 and 256).  It is important your realize like all science-base courses, it is time-demanding.  You will be asked to performed various assignments to test your mastery of mastery of material presented in this course.   Please make sure you have good internet connection and communicate  It is important you read the bottom below for further information:

I want you to know that I care about your success in the course as being a former student taking courses like this one that led to where I am at now.  I hope meet all of you soon and reach out to me if you have questions.  


Course Description

This course is a continuation of general chemistry with special focus on transition metals, their coordination chemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, specifically entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to organic chemistry. (5.0-unit CSU, UC transferable course: 12 hrs per week: 3 hrs lecture; 6 hrs lab/assignments). Prerequisite: CHEM 201 with a final grade of a C or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student 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.


What to Expect in this Course

This course is considered a asynchronous distance education course or Online but it will also have an online synchronous component-live on campus. Our first class meeting is February 6, 2023 at 6:30 p.m in CCLB401. Attendance at this first meeting is mandatory. While you will not be expected to have your cameras on during Zoom meetings, it will be important for you to be able to communicate to me and the other students during the on campus meetings especially for lab because nonattendance in lab specifically means ineligible to do lab.  Attend daily.  .

Even though the course is set up to be self-guiding, the vast majority of us will have questions. There are several processes to get those questions answered; Canvas discussions and other components for other, if you have a question bring it to Zoom or post in the discussions at anytime of day of night (and will be answered with 48 hours)  If sent on the weekends it will be answered on the next business day (Monday). This allows other students to contribute to your answer, with others getting their unstated questions answered at the same time. Other email should be directed to my Canvas inbox, and finally you can use my campus email. 
I highly recommend that you have a notebook for this class and do all your homework in the notebook. If you get the wrong answer, you should photograph your work and submit it for review through the discussions, email, or Zoom. This is a highly calculational based course, at the level of Algebra. 

You need good stable internet connection and be prepared for exams, quizzes, lab reports, etc.

Types of Assessments

Online (Canvas) homework (possibly using Chem101 or Clutchprep) and proctored Tests (you will need a Chrome browser), plus required participation in Canvas discussions. Finally completing labs must be submitted online with calculations and questions, completed lab to be submitted on Canvas but to be eligible you must attend lab the day(s) lab is in progress. NOTE: There are no make up labs meaning miss lab, you cannot copy another students lab but only do any eligible questions.  Ruler is highly needed and scientific calculator in doing these assignments.

Exams and quizzes will be done online via Canvas (or in person) TBA and other assignments you will upload in Canvas for lab experiments, quizzes, and exams or on for online HW.  More will be on your syllabus.

Textbook Information

  • You will need regular access to a reliable computer with stable, high-speed internet connection
  • Access and familiarity with Canvas (for technical support using Canvas, visit the Canvas Tech Support page for students)
  • Access to (and frequent checking of!) your canyons student email address

You will need the following software on your computer:

  • Internet browser (Chrome works best with Canvas)
  • Microsoft Word and Excel (you can download the Microsoft Office Suite for FREE as part of your my.canyons email account)
  • Beyond Labz, a free virtual laboratory program. Access codes for Beyond Labz will be given in Canvas.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. You need to be able to open, print, and save PDF files. To view PDF files, you need a current version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. There  also are extensions for Chrome that you can use to fill in the PDF files. 

Other Relevant Course Information

That covers the very brief, highlight version of our plan for fall. Once registered, you should head into Canvas and start going through the Introduction Module (available week or before term begin) as it has far more detailed explanations on the things briefly mentioned here, as well as our course syllabus.

At any point please email me with any questions you have at

I know that this method of learning poses its unique challenges for all of you, but there are some benefits we can take advantage of and throughout it all,  I am here to support you!! I look forward to meeting you all very soon!

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: 10/09/2023 Sub#: 506