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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
General Chemistry I for Students in Chemical Sciences
Gen Chem I Chem Sci
College of Sciences
Chemistry (17CH)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2014
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
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
 
 
Elon Ison
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture6060Non/a
Problem Session6030Yesn/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisites: (Pass Chemistry Placement Exam, or Chemistry Placement Modules Exam, or CH 111 with a grade of C- or better) and eligibility for MA 107; Co-requisite: CH 104
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17CHEMBSChemistry BSRequired
17CHEMBAChemistry BARequired
A study of the structure of atoms and the periodic trends of the elements, chemical bonding, the spatial and electronic structure of molecules, chemical reactions, quantification of materials and reactions, energy changes of reactions, and properties of gases. First half of a two semester sequence for students interested in a chemistry or closely related career. This course is open to 17CHEMBS, 17CHEMBA, 14EFY-14CHEI, 11BIOCHBS, 11LSFY-11BCHI, and 17MARSCBS-17MARSCCHM majors and to students with departmental approval. Students cannot receive credit for both CH 101 and CH 103.

The course is primarily designed for chemistry majors, but the intent has been to allow chemical engineering majors and biochemistry majors, along with students from other closely related disciplines, to participate.  With the advent of the Life Science First Year program, incoming students intending to major in Biochemistry are now designated 11LSFY-11BCHI.  This revision adds this designation to the list of majors for which the course is open in the catalog description and the Requisites and Scheduling section of the GEP information.


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) Describe the properties of gases using kinetic molecular theory and the ideal gas law.
 
 
1) Exam Questions, 2) Quizzes (during class and problem sessions)

Sample Exam Question (Outcome A)
Sketch the following orbitals. For complete credit clearly identify the coordinate system used and shad orbitals appropriately.

a. s
b. py
c. dyz
d. dx2-y2
e. px

Sample Exam Question (Outcome B)
If energy is absorbed by a hydrogen atom in its ground state, the atom is excited to a higher energy state. For example, the excitement of an electron from the level with n=1 to the level n=3 requires radiation with a wavelength of 102.6 nm. Which of the following transitions would require radiation of longer wavelength than this? Explain why.

f. n = 2 to n = 4
b. n = 1 to n = 5
c. n =1 to n =4
d. n = 3 to n = 5

Sample Quiz Question (Outcome C)

According to the kinetic- molecular theory of matter, particles In a gas
a) are far apart from each other, but they are confined to specific positions.
b) are packed closely together like solids, but they are not confined to specific positions.
c) move faster as their temperature decreases.
d) vibrate back and forth about an average position.
e) fly about randomly, colliding with themselves and the walls of their container.
 
 
A) Quantify the mass, moles and number of atoms In elements and compounds, and determine chemical formulas from experimental data.

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

C) Predict three dimensional shapes and orbital hybridization of molecules based on their Lewis structures.
 
 
1) Exam Questions, 2) Quizzes (during class and problem sessions)

Sample Exam (Outcome A)

Cacodyl, a compound containing arsenic, was reported In 1842 by the German chemists Robert Wilhelm Bunsen. It has an almost intolerable, garlic-like odor. Its molar mass Is 210 g/mol, and it is 22.88% C, 5.76% H, and 71.36% AS. Determine its empirical and molecular formula.

Sample Exam (Outcome B)

Use electron configuration to explain the following observations:
a. The first Ionization energy of phosphorus is greater than that of sulfur
b. The electron affinity of nitrogen is lower (less negative) than those of both carbon and oxygen.
c. The second Ionization energy of oxygen is greater than that of fluorine
d. The third Ionization energy of manganese is greater than those of both chromium and Iron.

Sample Exam Question (Outcome C)

Using valence bond theory, describe the bonding for all carbon atoms In the following molecule:

For example, C1,2, TEHRE ARE: 2 C-H bonds (s orbital H+sp2 orbital C1) 1 C-C bond (sp2 orbital C1 + sp2 orbital C2), 1 C-C bond (un hybridized pC1 + un-hybridized p C2)
Continue these descriptions for C2, C3, C4, and C5.
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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
n/a
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
Restrictive Statement: THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO 17CHEMBS, 17CHEMBA, 14EFY-14CHEI, 11BIOCHBS, 11LSFY-11BCHI, AND 17MARSCBS-17MARSCCHM MAJORS AND TO STUDENTS WITH DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL. STUDENTS CANNOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR BOTH CH 101 AND CH 103.
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
Yes
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Prerequisites: (Pass Chemistry Placement Exam, or Chemistry Placement Modules Exam, or CH 111 with a grade of C- or better) and eligibility for MA 107; Co-requisite: CH 104

Restrictive Statement: THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO 17CHEMBS, 17CHEMBA, 14EFY-14CHEI, 11BIOCHBS, 11LSFY-11BCHI, AND 17MARSCBS-17MARSCCHM MAJORS AND TO STUDENTS WITH DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL. STUDENTS CANNOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR BOTH CH 101 AND CH 103.
 
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)
 
n/a
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.
 
Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (Enhanced)- Kotz, Treichel & Townsend
Edition: 8th Edition
Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole
ISBN:08400482289
Cost: $299.99 new, or $229.50 used from the NCSU bookstore
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
A study of the structure of atoms and the periodic trends of the elements, chemical bonding, the spatial and electronic structure of molecules, chemical reactions, quantification of materials and reactions, energy changes in reactions, and properties of gases. First half of a two semester sequence for students interested In a chemistry or closely related career.
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
None.
College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringLisa BullardResponse attached in Consult attachment.
Poole College of ManagementAndy NowelResponse attached in Consult attachment.
College of SciencesCarrie ThomasResponse attached in Consult attachment.
No new resources are required for this course. The department currently offers smaller sections of CH 101 (see part B above) into which chemistry majors are advised to enroll. Addition of CH 103 would be concomitant with the elimination of that special section of CH 101.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:


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


2. Quantify the mass, moles and number of atoms in elements and compounds, and determine chemical formulas from experimental data.


3. Quantify the amounts of reactants and products for reactions that go to completion involving solids, gases or solutions


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


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


6. Determine chemical formulas and names of ionic compounds


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


8. Differentiate between covalent, polar covalent and ionic bonds


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


10. Predict three dimensional shapes and orbital hybridization of molecules based on their Lewis structures


11. Calculate enthalpy changes for a process using experimental data and/or tabulated values


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


13. Apply concepts from the course to interpret data which comes from the chemical research literature


14. State how concepts from the course might be applied by a professional chemist


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam125 pointsExam 1: Thursday September 5,, in problem session.

Exams are administered in problem session.
-The final exam will be in part on the last couple weeks of the semester, and in part based on the material from the first three exams.
-IF the NC State Adverse Weather Policy is in effect on an exam day, the exam will be postponed until the next class meeting, and a regular class will be held in its place, weather permitting.
-There will be no make-up exams. If an exam is missed for a documented legitimate excuse, the average score on the other exams, including the final exam, will replace the missing grade.
-Missing either two exams or the final without a documented, legitimate excuse will result in an automatic failure of the course.
-Missing either two exams or the final with a documented, legitimate excuse can result in the grade of IN (see "Policies on Incomplete Grades" below).
Exam125 pointsExam 2: Thursday October 3, in problem session.

Exams are administered in problem session.
-The final exam will be in part on the last couple weeks of the semester, and in part based on the material from the first three exams.
-IF the NC State Adverse Weather Policy is in effect on an exam day, the exam will be postponed until the next class meeting, and a regular class will be held in its place, weather permitting.
-There will be no make-up exams. If an exam is missed for a documented legitimate excuse, the average score on the other exams, including the final exam, will replace the missing grade.
-Missing either two exams or the final without a documented, legitimate excuse will result in an automatic failure of the course.
-Missing either two exams or the final with a documented, legitimate excuse can result in the grade of IN (see "Policies on Incomplete Grades" below).
Exam125 pointsExam 3: Thursday November 14, in problem session.

Exams are administered in problem session.
-The final exam will be in part on the last couple weeks of the semester, and in part based on the material from the first three exams.
-IF the NC State Adverse Weather Policy is in effect on an exam day, the exam will be postponed until the next class meeting, and a regular class will be held in its place, weather permitting.
-There will be no make-up exams. If an exam is missed for a documented legitimate excuse, the average score on the other exams, including the final exam, will replace the missing grade.
-Missing either two exams or the final without a documented, legitimate excuse will result in an automatic failure of the course.
-Missing either two exams or the final with a documented, legitimate excuse can result in the grade of IN (see "Policies on Incomplete Grades" below).
Final Exam300 pointsMonday December 9, 8:00am-11:00am in Fox 104.

In order to reward for improvement during the semester, the final exam score will replace the lowest score on an Exam provided it is higher.
Quizzes200 points4 Quizzes: Given in problem session; 50 points each.

There will be four scheduled quizzes (SO pts each). Missed quizzes will only be made up at the instructor's discretion if provided a documented, legitimate excuse.
Quizzes125 pointsIn-class quizzes:

To aid in the learning and further understanding of the material, a series of nine in class quizzes will be administered at the beginning of every chapter (except chapter 1). Students are expected to read each chapter and attempt all problems before class. In class quizzes will test the general concepts and definitions (usually highlighted in the chapter). These quizzes will be approximately 10-15 minutes in length and will be counted towards the student's final course grade. See the course schedule for the projected dates on which we will start each chapter.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
August 211 dayIntroduction and Chapter 1
August 231 dayChapter 1 & Let's Review: The Tools of Quantitative Chemistry
August 261 dayLet's Review: and Chapter 2: Atoms Molecules and Ions
August 281 dayChapter 2 Atoms Molecules and Ions
August 301 dayChapter 2 Atoms Molecules and Ions
September 41 dayChapter 2 Atoms Molecules and Ions
September 51 dayExam 1
September 61 dayChapter 2 Atoms Molecules and Ions
September 91 dayChapter 7: The Structure of Atoms
September 111 dayChapter 7: The Structure of Atoms
September 131 dayChapter 7: The Structure of Atoms
September 161 dayChapter 7: The Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends
September 181 dayChapter 7: The Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends
September 201 dayChapter 7: The Structure of Atoms and Periodic Trends
September 231 dayChapter 8: Bonding and Molecular Structure
September 251 dayChapter 8: Bonding and Molecular Structure
September 271 dayChapter 8: Bonding and Molecular Structure
September 301 dayChapter 8: Bonding and Molecular Structure
October 21 dayChapter 9: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals
October 31 dayExam 2
October 41 dayChapter 9: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals
October 71 dayChapter 9: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals
October 91 dayChapter 9: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals
October 141 dayChapter 3: Chemical Reactions
October 161 dayChapter 3: Chemical Reactions
October 211 dayChapter 3: Chemical Reactions
October 231 dayChapter 3: Chemical Reactions
October 251 dayChapter 4: Stoichiometry
October 281 dayChapter 4: Stoichiometry
October 301 dayChapter 4: Stoichiometry
November 11 dayChapter 4: Stoichiometry
November 41 dayChapter 4: Stoichiometry
November 61 dayChapter 4: Stoichiometry
November 81 dayChapter 6: Energy and Chemical Reactions
November 111 dayChapter 6: Energy and Chemical Reactions
November 131 dayChapter 6: Energy and Chemical Reactions
November 141 dayExam 3
November 151 dayChapter 6: Energy and Chemical Reactions
November 181 dayChapter 6: Energy and Chemical Reactions
November 201 day20 Chapter 11: Gases and Their Properties
November 221 day20 Chapter 11: Gases and Their Properties
November 251 day20 Chapter 11: Gases and Their Properties
December 21 day20 Chapter 11: Gases and Their Properties
December1 dayCatch Up/Review
December1 dayCatch Up/Review; Last Day of Class
December1 dayFinal Exam - check final exam schedule for day and time of exam.
Action approved prior to CIM. Course detail has been added to CIM record for archive building and Admin Saved. Admin Save: Update 4-15-15 to Evaluation Methods due to coding issue. Admin Saved: Minor edit to include intended BCH major in catalog description.
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