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CHEMISTRY

CODE 65946
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 6 credits during the 1st year of 8713 Biomedical Engineering (L-8) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Biomedical Engineering)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is intended to provide a basic chemical culture, required to describe the structure and chemistry of the materials and to deal with the interpretation of the natural, environmental and technological processes.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with the ability to understand and explain structure and properties of materials and their technological applications in relation to the atomic structure, types of bonding, reaction rate and spontaneity of chemical processes, chemical equilibria.

 

TEACHING METHODS

lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Inorganic nomenclature (oxides, anhydrides, hydroxides, acids, salts); stoichiometry of the chemical reactions (double replacement and redox reactions), the mole concept, concentration of the solutions.

Atomic structure: atomic models, quantum numbers, orbitals, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Pauli principle, electron configurations of atoms. Periodic table and properties. Essential on nuclear energy and radioactivity. Chemical bonds: covalent, ionic, metallic bonds, hydrogen bond, intermolecular forces. An introduction to organic chemistry: hybridization of atomic orbitals in Carbon atom, functional groups, polymers.

Structure of Solids (metallic, ionic, molecular crystals). Structure of gases: the gas laws (Boyle’s, Charles’s, Gay-Lussac’s and Avogadro’s laws), ideal and real gas law, volume of gases in the chemical reactions.

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics: 1° and 2° principle of Thermodynamics, Enthalpy, Entropy, Gibbs Free Energy and spontaneity. Chemical equilibria: the equilibrium constant, relation between Gibbs Free Energy and equilibrium in homogeneous systems. Physical equilibria: phase diagrams. Chemical kinetic: reaction rate, Arrhenius’s law. Acids and Bases. Aqueous equilibria: pH calculation (strong and weak acids and bases, salt solutions), buffers. Solubility. Colligative properties. Electrochemistry: galvanic cells, electrolytic cells.
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Course materials in aulaweb. Bibliography: P.Zanello, R.Gatto, R.Zanoni, Conoscere la chimica; Fondamenti di Chimica Generale e inorganico con elementi di chimica organica, CEA ed.; M.S.Silberberg, Chimica, McGraw Hill ed.; P.Atkins, L.Jones, Principi di Chimica, Zanichelli ed.; V.  Lorenzelli,  Elementi  di  Chimica  per  le  Facoltà  di  Ingegneria,  Genova,  Ed.  Univ.;  I.Bertini, C.Luchinat, F.Mani, Chimica, materia, tecnologia, ambiente, Casa Ed. Ambrosiana.

M.  Panizza,  G. Cerisola, Esercizi di chimica per Ingegneria, Ed. ECIG.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO (President)

GIACOMO CERISOLA

MARINA DELUCCHI

MARCO PANIZZA

GIANGUIDO RAMIS

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

lectures

Class schedule

CHEMISTRY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written exam with optional oral. The student who has passed the written test with a grade higher than or equal to 18  may decide whether to hold an oral exam or accept the grade of the written test.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

At the end of the course, the student must have acquired the basic knowledge necessary to understand and deal with  issues concerning chemical reactions and processes, structures and properties of materials, their technological applications.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/01/2018 14:30 GENOVA Scritto 08/01/2018 - Aula E1 23/01/2018 - Aula E1+E3 07/02/2018 - Aula E1+E3 04/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 19/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 11/07/2018 - Aula E1+E2 04/09/2018 - Aula E3+E4
23/01/2018 09:30 GENOVA Scritto 08/01/2018 - Aula G2A+G2B+E3 23/01/2018 - Aula E1+E3 07/02/2018 - Aula E1+E3 04/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 19/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 11/07/2018 - Aula E1+E2 04/09/2018 - Aula E3+E4
07/02/2018 09:30 GENOVA Scritto 08/01/2018 - Aula G2A+G2B+E3 23/01/2018 - Aula E1+E3 07/02/2018 - Aula E1+E3 04/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 19/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 11/07/2018 - Aula E1+E2 04/09/2018 - Aula E3+E4
04/06/2018 09:30 GENOVA Scritto 08/01/2018 - Aula G2A+G2B+E3 23/01/2018 - Aula E1+E3 07/02/2018 - Aula E1+E3 04/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 19/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 11/07/2018 - Aula E1+E2 04/09/2018 - Aula E3+E4
19/06/2018 09:30 GENOVA Scritto 08/01/2018 - Aula G2A+G2B+E3 23/01/2018 - Aula E1+E3 07/02/2018 - Aula E1+E3 04/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 19/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 11/07/2018 - Aula E1+E2 04/09/2018 - Aula E3+E4
11/07/2018 09:30 GENOVA Scritto 08/01/2018 - Aula G2A+G2B+E3 23/01/2018 - Aula E1+E3 07/02/2018 - Aula E1+E3 04/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 19/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 11/07/2018 - Aula E1+E2 04/09/2018 - Aula E3+E4
04/09/2018 09:30 GENOVA Scritto 08/01/2018 - Aula G2A+G2B+E3 23/01/2018 - Aula E1+E3 07/02/2018 - Aula E1+E3 04/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 19/06/2018 - Aula G1+E4 11/07/2018 - Aula E1+E2 04/09/2018 - Aula E3+E4
29/10/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto