Chemistry 203

Welcome to Chemistry 203 Summer 2020.

Course Catalog Description

Topics include equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and descriptive topics in organic chemistry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Chemistry 201 or consent of department chair (CC).

Note: Chemistry 203 has an IAI code of CHM 912. You can learn more about IAI by visiting iTransfer.


Joy WalkerProf Joy Walker

Learning About Volcanos at Crater Lake

Currently I'm an adjunct professor emeritus for the City Colleges of Chicago. I was a tenured professor for 30+ years at Truman College. I love to learn and share my enthusiasm for learning. I have many interests. I enjoy learning about science, gardening, cooking and baking, linguistics and languages, drawing and painting, and literature. I believe we learn best when we are curious, excited, interested and engaged in our own learning processes.

Office Hours
On zoom by appointment. Request an appointment by email.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

I support this statement adopted by the Physical Science and Engineering department at Truman College

We are committed to equity, inclusion, diversity and success of students and staff. We retain a fundamental belief that all people belong and deserve fairness, justice, and inclusivity. Our strength comes from our diversity. We celebrate the visible and invisible qualities that make each person unique including, but not limited to, culture, race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity and other identities. In the classroom we focus on treating everyone with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility. We value a community where all individuals from all levels can participate, contribute, and have a voice.


We will use Chemistry: Atoms First 2e by Flowers, Neth Robinson, Theopold and Langley. This book is available free as part of the openstax access project. Visit to learn more about

If the file size of the book is too large try downloading it in these four parts:


You will need to have a copy of the periodic table that you can easily use. For this reason I recommend printing the periodic table or if you have a chemistry textbook then that works too. Periodic Table

For chapters 9 & 12 you will need to have the thermodynamic tables that are in the appendix of all chemistry text books. Thermodynamic Table

You should always have a calculator available. I use a TI-30X IIB in class in case you want to have the same one I use.

Recommended Links




Acid-Base Chemistry

Laboratory Simulations

Complex Ions

Nuclear Chemistry