Salta al contenuto principale della pagina

GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY WITH LABORATORY

CODE 87055
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 9 credits during the 1st year of 8763 Earth Sciences (L-34) GENOVA

8 credits during the 1st year of 8756 Biotechnology (L-2) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Earth Sciences)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • Biotechnology 8756 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • BIOCHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY 66895
  • PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LABORATORY COURSE 80799
  • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY 66890
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • OCEANOGRPHIC MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION 61674
  • EARTHQUAKES DYNAMICS 98685
  • OPERATIVE GIS TOOLS 98963
  • GEOSTATISTICS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES 101741
  • TRAINING AND ORIENTATION APPRENTICESHIP 104621
  • GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MAPPING AND CARTOGRAPHY 104651
  • MINERALOGY 57251
  • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 65849
  • ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY 61673
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Chemistry is the unique science studying composition, structure, properties and transformations of matter. Given the close relationship with the Geological Sciences, it provides the basic knowledge necessary to be able to describe, model and interpret the processes that define the different natural systems in the extreme variability of environmental conditions and temporal evolution.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aims General and Inorganic Chemistry teaching are to provide the student with basic knowledge on the structure of the matter (structure of the atom, chemical bond, states of aggregation) and on the principles that regulate the chemical equilibrium in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, with particular attention to the reactions taking place in aqueous solutions. The teaching also includes classroom exercises, during which exercises related to the topics covered in the theoretical part of the teaching are carried out. Laboratory practices, on the other hand, aims to introduce students to laboratory activity, allowing them to learn how to carry out the most common operations correctly (handling of chemical reagents, preparation of solutions, crystallization, filtration, etc.), and to propose a concrete approach to the concepts covered in the theoretical part of the tuition.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the student with basic knowledge on the structure of matter (atomic structure, chemical bond, states of aggregation) and on the principles of chemical equilibrium in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, with particular attention to reactions  in aqueous solvent.

The course therefore aims to provide the student with the indispensable tools to learn about matter and chemical reactions.

The teaching includes exercises both in the classroom and in the laboratory, during which exercises and practical experiences related to the topics covered in the theoretical part of the teaching are carried out.

PREREQUISITES

The teaching does not require specific prerequisites at the university level. To understand the topics covered, the knowledge of mathematics and physics acquired in secondary school is sufficient.

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching includes lectures, classroom exercises and practical sessions in the laboratory.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Atomic structure of matter. Periodic table and periodic properties of the elements. Chemical bond. Chemical nomenclature. Chemical reactions. States of aggregation of the matter and their characteristics. Chemical equilibrium. Homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria. Electrochemistry. Laboratory: Single-place practical exercises on the following topics: Chemical reactions in aqueous solution (acid-base, precipitation, complexation, oxide reduction). Characteristic reactions of cations and anions and their use in the separation of different ionic species simultaneously present in solution. Flame probe analysis. Inorganic qualitative analysis of an unknown mixture.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Text books of General and Inorganic Chemistry at university level can be used as reference texts, for example those mentioned below which are available, in the University Library.
1- Martin S. Silberberg, Patricia Amateis, Chimica. La natura molecolare della materia e delle sue trasformazioni, McGraw-Hill Education
2- Raymond Chang, Jason Overby, Alberto Costanzo, Roberta Galeazzi, Paola Turano, FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA GENERALE, McGraw-Hill Education
3- P. Michelin Lausarot, G.A. Vaglio, Fondamenti di stechiometria, Piccin Editore

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAVLO SOLOKHA (President)

SERENA DE NEGRI

PAOLA RIANI (President Substitute)

NADIA PARODI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Starting from 20th september 2021 (according to the timetable visible on https://corsi.unige.it/8763/p/studenti-orario)

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a written test, which contains both numerical exercises and multiple-choice tests on all the topics covered during the lectures.

Students who obtain a mark higher than or equal to 18/30 can accept the mark (exam passed) or take an oral exam. In this case the final mark will take into account both the result of the written test and the outcome of the oral one. Students who fail the oral exam must repeat the exam in subsequent sessions.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written test consists of solving numerical exercises and multiple choice tests and it is aimed at ascertaining the student's preparation on the concepts and formulas presented in class and in laboratory and his ability to apply these concepts and formulas to concrete problems

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
24/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
21/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
20/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto