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GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY+LABORATORY

CODE 66881
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 8 credits during the 1st year of 8756 Biotechnology (L-2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Biotechnology)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Biotechnology 8756 (coorte 2017/2018)
  • BIOCHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY 66895
  • PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LABORATORY COURSE 80799
  • Biological monitoring 9016 (coorte 2017/2018)
  • RADIOCHEMISTRY 28078
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is giving the students basic elements of general and inorganic chemistry, driving them to language and method of chemistry, supplying the necessary tools for a better understanding of chemical aspects in the following courses to be attended in their university studies.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is delivered through lectures and numerical exercises lessons. We also carry out various laboratory exercises whose attendance is mandatory. The teaching materials used are mostly reported in the Aulaweb site.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction. Homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Pure substances and solutions. Atoms and molecules. Geometrical lattices, atomic number, atomic and molecular mass. Empiric and molecular formulae. Formulae and reactions stoichiometry. Oxidation number. Systematic inorganic chemistry. Reaction types and their balancing.

Atomic structure. Atomic orbitals and their representation. Aufbau rules. Electronic configuration of the elements. Periodic properties.

Chemical bond. Ionic and covalent bond. Octet rule. Valence bond (VB) theory. Hybrid orbitals. VSEPR theory.  Intermolecular forces. Chemical equilibrium. Equilibrium constant. Factors influencing chemical equilibrium. Ionic equilibria in aqueous solution. Molecular and ionic solutions, methods to express concentration.
Ionic product of water.  Acidity, basicity and related constants.  pH and pOH. Acids and bases according to Arrhenius, Brönsted and Lewis.  pH calculation for strong and weak acids and bases.  Hydrolysis of salts. Acid-base titrations.

Heterogeneous equilibria in aqueous solution: solubility and solubility product.  States of aggregation. Experimental laws for the gases. Vapor pressure. Phase transitions and phase diagrams.

Solutions. Raoult law and deviations from it. Cryoscopy, ebullioscopy and osmotic pressure. Colligative properties and deviations from ideality by electrolytes.

Electrochemistry.  Batteries.  Anode and cathode. Electrodes. Nernst formula. FEM of a cell. Concentration cells. pH meter . Electrolysis. Electrolytes, processes at the electrodes. Faraday's laws.

Chemical kinetics. Reaction rate and related factors. Reaction mechanisms. Theories of collisions and of activated complex. Catalysts

Laboratory: equipment and general techniques. Chemical reactions in aqueous solution. Identification tests of different types. Qualitative analysis.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Not adopting a specific text, but the material used for the lessons is largely reported on Aulaweb.
The recommended books for consultation are as follows:

  • R. Chang, K. Goldsby,  Fondamenti di Chimica Generale- McGraw-Hill – 2014
  • R. C. Bauer, J.P. Birk, P.S. Marks. Introduzione alla chimica, un approccio concettuale, II ed., Piccin, Padova, 2011
  • Nivaldo J. Tro, Chimica, un approccio molecolare, EdiSES, Napoli, 2012
  • Nivaldo J. Tro, Introduzione alla chimica, Pearson,  2013
  • F. Nobile, P. Mastrorilli, La Chimica di base con esercizi, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.
  • P. Giannoccaro – S. Doronzo - Elementi di Stechiometria - EdiSES 2009
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TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DANIELE MACCIO' (President)

NADIA PARODI

GILDA ZANICCHI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course is delivered through lectures and numerical exercises lessons. We also carry out various laboratory exercises whose attendance is mandatory. The teaching materials used are mostly reported in the Aulaweb site.

LESSONS START

October 1, 2017

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a written test and an oral interview. Passing  the written test is mandatory  for access to the oral exam. The final vote takes account of both components.

ASSESSMENT METHODS


The written tests take place in the academic holiday, the dates published in the course of study site (www.biotecnologie.unige.it).
The oral evidence generally place a few days later, according to the availability of the Committee and the needs of the students.
The days of the written test will be indicated in the site www.biotecnologie.unige.it,
Through the written test the ability to apply the acquired theoretical concepts is evaluated, while in the oral test the acquisition of theoretical knowledge is examined. Access to the oral test is allowed only to students obtaining a minimum score  of 18/30 in written exam. Partecipation to all the laboratory exercises is compulsory to be admitted to the oral exam,

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale c/o DCCI
16/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale c/o DCCI
18/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale c/o DCCI
21/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale c/o DCCI
05/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale c/o DCCI
23/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale c/o DCCI