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Change Type
Major
CH (Chemistry)
101
003237
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Chemistry - A Molecular Science
Chem Molecular Sci
College of Sciences
Chemistry (17CH)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Problem Session1.0
Recitation0.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Gregory A. Neyhart
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2160240YesThese numbers are for Fall 2014. In spring 2015, we have 1080 enrollment, with 270 per section.
Problem Session216030YesThese numbers are for Fall 2014. In spring 2015, we have 1080 enrollment, with 30 per section.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prereq: One yr of high school chemistry and successful completion of the Chem Placement Exam or Chem Modules Exam, or completion of CH 111 w/ C- or better. Coreq: CH 102. ADD BOTH CH 101 and CH 102 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
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A fundamental study of molecular bonding, structure, and reactivity. Principles of atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, reaction energetics, intermolecular forces, precipitation reactions, acid/base reactions, oxidation/reduction processes, and introductions to organic and inorganic chemistry.

CH 101 is a course taken by thousands of students each year either as a required course or as a Natural Sciences General Education course.  Students are expected to bring a minimum competency in chemistry from High School to the course.  Their competency is judged in one of three ways: 1) passing the Chemistry Placement Exam, 2) working through a series of Chemistry Placement Modules and subsequently passing the Chemistry Modules Placement Exam, or 3) passing CH 111, Preparatory Chemistry, with a grade of C- or better.  The current prerequisite statement does not include the Chemistry Placement Modules Exam as an option for the prerequisite.  Change #1: add successful completion of the Chemistry Placement Modules Exam to the prerequisite.


While CH 101 does require a minimum competency in algebra, very few students attending NC State who wish to take chemistry lack that competency.  The current prerequisite contains "eligibility for MA 107".  This is an artifact from long ago when there was considerably more quantitative material in the course, and poor algebra skills dramatically affected performance in CH 101.  Algebra skills now play a minimum role in CH 101 performance. The prerequisite is now serving as a barrier to students enrolling in CH 101 for the wrong reason. We are finding that dozens if not hundreds of incoming freshmen are either unaware of the Math placement process, or are awaiting arrival of AP scores.  Thus, they unknowingly do not fulfill this prerequisite and therefore not able to register for CH 101.  We wish to avoid this unnecessary situation.  Change #2: remove eligibility for MA 107 from the prerequisite.


This change will not impact any curricula, nor will it require changes to any curricula.  Consultation with other departments was not sought.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Natural Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
A) Compare and contrast various historical models of the atom, explaining how the models evolved with new experimental results
B) Describe the interaction between light and matter, and how energies of atoms and molecules are quantized
C) Predict three dimensional shapes and orbital hydridization of molecules based on their Lewis structures
D) Determine if precipitation, redox and acid/base reactions are extensive
 
 
All measures are through assignment and exam questions. Sample questions are given below:

OBJECTIVE A) Compare and contrast various historical models of the atom, explaining how the models evolved with new experimental results
1) Of the following experiments, which one gives evidence for quantized energy levels?
A) Thomson’s cathode ray experiment
B) Millikan’s oil drop experiment
C) Rutherford’s gold foil experiment
D) atomic spectrum of hydrogen
E) mass spectrometry

OBJECTIVE B) Describe the interaction between light and matter, and how energies of atoms and molecules are quantized
1) Consider the following transitions in the Bohr model of the atom:
A) n = 2 to n = 4 B) n = 6 to n = 3; C) n = 3 to n = 5; D) n = 2 to n = 1
Which of these is the emission process that gives the photon of greatest wavelength?
2) Which of the following statements about levels and sublevels is NOT correct?
A) The 2p sublevel can contain up to six electrons
B) The 4d sublevel can contain up to ten electrons
C) The 5s sublevel contains two orbitals
D) The n=4 level contains four sublevels
E) The n=3 level contains nine orbitals

OBJECTIVE C) Predict three dimensional shapes and orbital hydridization of molecules based on their Lewis structures
1) Answer the following questions for SeO2 and SbO33-, where all atoms obey the octet rule.
a) (10 each) Draw the Lewis structure for each species (if resonance structures exist, only draw one).

SeO2 : SbO33- :

b) (3 each) If you haven’t done so already, add formal charges to your structure.

The remaining parts of this question will be graded on the structures you have drawn above.
c) (3 each) Yes or no, do other resonance structures exist for:

SeO2 ________ SbO33- ________

d) (3 each) Based on your structure, what is the:

SeO bond order in SeO2 ________ SbO bond order in SbO33- ________

e) (3 each) How many sigma bonds are in SeO2 ________ SbO33- ________

f) (3 each) How many pi bonds are in SeO2 ________ SbO33- ________

g) (5 each) What is/are the bond angle(s) in SeO2 _______ SbO33- ________

h) (5 each) Based on your structure, what is the shape of

SeO2 ________ SbO33- ________
i) (5 each) Based on your structure, what is the hybridization at

Se in SeO2 ________ Sb in SbO33- ________

OBJECTIVE D) Determine if precipitation, redox and acid/base reactions are extensive
1) For each combination of 0.1 M aqueous solutions listed, state (yes or no) whether a precipitate will form. IF YES, then provide the chemical formula of the solid. IF NO, write “None” for chemical formula.
a) V(NO3)2 and Cu(C2H3O2)2 b) Cr(ClO4)3 and K2S c) Ba(NO3)2 and Li2SO4

ppt form? ____________________ __________________ ___________________

Formula? ____________________ __________________ ___________________

2) A galvanic electrochemical cell is constructed using the Sn2+/Sn and Fe2+/Fe half reactions. What reaction takes place at the cathode?
A) Sn → Sn2+ + 2 e1- C) Fe → Fe2+ + 2 e1-
B) Sn2+ + 2 e1- → Sn D) Fe2+ + 2 e1- → Fe

3) Consider the following two acid base reactions:
I) HNO2 + H2O II) H2CO3 + Na2SO4

Which of these reactions are extensive?
A) I only B) II only C) both I and II D) neither I nor II

Write a balanced net equation for each reaction
Reaction I : _________________________
Reaction II : _________________________
 
 
A) Describe forms of energy in a chemical system and apply Coulomb’s law to determine the energy of interaction of charges
B) Predict relative atomic radii, ionization energies and electronegativities of elements based on periodic table location and on orbital energy diagrams
C) Correlate K, Go, activation energies and reaction rates for reversible processes
D) Describe the dissolving process and calculate the molarity of a solution
 
 
All measures are through assignment and exam questions. Sample questions are given below:

OBJECTIVE A) Describe forms of energy in a chemical system and apply Coulomb’s law to determine the energy of interaction of charges
1) Consider the following scenarios:
A) a 3- charge and a 2+ charge at 4 units of distance apart
B) a 3- charge and a 1- charge at 2 units of distance apart
C) a 2+ charge and a 0 charge at 3 units of distance apart
D) a 4+ charge and a 1- charge at 2 units of distance apart
E) a 2+ charge and a 1+ charge at 2 units of distance apart
Which one is the highest energy scenario?
Which one is the lowest energy scenario?

OBJECTIVE B) Predict relative atomic radii, ionization energies and electronegativities of elements based on periodic table location and on orbital energy diagrams
1) From the following list of elements, select the one with the smallest ionization energy.
A) As B) Cl C) Ga D) K E) Mg

2) Atoms with small electronegativities will generally have:
A) small radii and low energy valence electrons
B) small radii and high energy valence electrons
C) large radii and low energy valence electrons
D) large radii and high energy valence electrons

Given the energy diagram at the right, select the statement that is TRUE.
A) Z has the largest electron affinity
B) X has the smallest electron affinity
C) Y has the smallest ionization energy
D) X has largest ionization energy
E) none of these statements are true

OBJECTIVE C) Correlate K, Go, activation energies and reaction rates for reversible processes
1) Consider the following reaction:
PCl5(g) → PCl3(g) + Cl2(g)
If this reaction is endothermic, what can you say about the spontaneity?
A) The reaction is spontaneous at both low and high temperature
B) The reaction is spontaneous at low temperature, but non-spontaneous at high temperature
C) The reaction is non-spontaneous at low temperature, but spontaneous at high temperature
D) The reaction is non-spontaneous at both low and high temperature
2) Starting with equal amounts of reactants and products in a system where kf is greater than kr,
A) there are mostly reactants at equilibrium and Ea(f) is greater than Ea(r)
B) there are mostly products at equilibrium and Ea(f) is greater than Ea(r)
C) there are mostly reactants at equilibrium and Ea(f) is less than Ea(r)
D) there are mostly products at equilibrium and Ea(f) is less than Ea(r)
3) In a reversible reaction where the value of Go is negative,
A) the value of K is less than 1 and the reaction is extensive
B) the value of K is greater than 1 and the reaction is extensive
C) the value of K is less than 1 and the reaction is not extensive
D) the value of K is greater than 1 and the reaction is not extensive

D) Describe the dissolving process and calculate the molarity of a solution
1) You need to prepare 500 mL of a 0.225 M solution of CuCl2. Calculate how many grams of CuCl2 are needed.
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Prereq: One yr of high school chemistry and successful completion of the Chem Placement Exam or completion of CH 111 w/ C- or better; and eligible for MA 107. Coreq: CH 102.
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Syllabus attached
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
Syllabus attached
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
Syllabus attached
For faculty, the lecture portion of this course would represent one full time teaching assignment for a semester. Teaching loads for faculty will vary based on rank and other duties, in consultation with the department chair.
Problem sessions will be taught by graduate Teaching Assistants. Each TA will teach 5-6 problem sessions in a semester as a full load.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Solve basic stoichiometry problems pertaining to substances and reactions


2. Compare and contrast various historical models of the atom, explaining how the models evolved with new experimental results


3. Describe forms of energy in a chemical system and apply Coulomb’s law to determine the energy of interaction of charges


4. Compute the number of subatomic particles that contribute to the mass and charge of atoms and ions


5. Describe the interaction between light and matter, and how energies of atoms and molecules are quantized


6. Rank orbitals in energy


7. Predict relative atomic radii, ionization energies and electronegativities of elements based on periodic table location and on orbital energy diagrams


8. Determine chemical formulas and names of ionic compounds


9. Differentiate between covalent, polar covalent, and ionic bonds


10. Draw Lewis structures of molecules that obey the octet rule


11. Predict three dimensional shapes and orbital hydridization of molecules based on their Lewis structures


12. Describe gas properties using kinetic molecular theory and the ideal gas law


13. Determine the intermolecular forces present in materials, and rank their melting and boiling points


14. Describe the differences in cubic unit cells


15. Explain the significance of the signs of Delta H, Delta S, and Delta G, and the magnitude of K


16. Correlate K, Delta Go, activation energies and reaction rates for reversible processes


17. Describe the dissolving process and calculate the molarity of a solution


18. Write balanced chemical equations for combustion, precipitation, redox and acid/base reactions


19. Determine if precipitation, redox and acid/base reactions are extensive


20. Rank samples in pH and calculate the pH of strong acids and bases


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams200 pts eachFour exams at 200 points each
Final Exam400 ptsN/A
Homework6 pts each30 assignments at 6 points each
Participation50 ptsParticipation at problem sessions; 10 meetings at 5 points each
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
The Early Experiments 3 classesChapter 1
Quantum Theory 3 classesChapter 2
Atomic Structure and Properties 2 classesChapter 3
The Ionic Bond 1 classChapter 4
The Covalent Bond 2 classesChapter 5
Molecular Structure and Bonding 3 classesChapter 6
Structure of Matter and Changes in State 3 classesChapter 7
Solids2 classesChapter 8
Reaction Energetics 5 classesChapter 9
Solutions4 classesChapter 10
Electron Transfer and Electrochemistry 3 classesChapter 11
Acid-Base Chemistry 4 classesChapter 12
Organic Chemistry3 classesChapter 13
Initial Course Approval for Archive build based on existing course detail for CH 101 - Approved via Administrative Save
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