|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||CHIM/03|
The course introduces students to the knowledge of the basic concepts of chemistry, necessary for understanding the structure and properties of fuels and materials of interest in the field of navigation.
Acquiring rigorous methodology to describe as accurately as possible the fundamental phenomena that are the basis of chemical systems; knowing how to understand and use the minimum mathematical formalism required to interpret them. Physical and chemical properties of fuels, lubrificant etc.
The Chemistry course is a fundamental training course, which provides the student information to understand the basic concepts on the main families of materials, used in marine engineering, and their properties. Focusing on the chemical-physical, structural and safety aspects, will be provide the skills for understanding the construction and maintenance characteristics of the different equipments on board ships. The necessary tools are also provided for a critical evaluation of the main fuels and lubricants that can be used in the navigation field. The student must be able to keep up to date, by consulting texts, publications and regulations (mainly in English) in order to acquire a good ability to deepen the typical topics of the materials and safety sector.
Frontal lessons and class exercises. The lectures are given with the aid of slides. Lessons will also be held in e-learning mode, through platforms made accessible to students from the University of Genoa. All the materials delivered during lectures will be available on AulaWeb.
General and Inorganic Chemistry Atomic structure of matter, structure of the atom, electronic configuration. Periodic system and periodic properties. Formulas and nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Chemical reactions. Stoichiometry. Chemical bonds. Molecule structure. Chemical thermodynamics. States of aggregation of the matter. Phase diagrams. One-component and multi-component systems. Colligative property Δp, Δtcr., Δteb, osmotic pressure. Homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical equilibria. Ionic equilibria in aqueous solution. pH of solutions of acids, bases, salts, hydrolysis, buffer solutions. Electrochemistry, batteries, standard reduction potentials, electrolysis. Chemical properties of the main elements of the periodic system and their most important compounds.
Systematics of organic compounds: outline of the main families of organic compounds: aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, functional groups. Outline of traditional and IUPAC nomenclature Chemical-physical properties of organic compounds (solubility, volatility, etc.).
Fuel: Main families of fuels and their calorific value. Oil derivatives (gas oil, marine gas oil, LPG, etc.)
Lubricants: Main families of lubricants and their chemical and physical properties.
All the materials delivered during the lectures will be available on the university website "aulaweb". Nevrtheless two chemistry book as an alternative to one another are recommended:
I.Bertini,C.Luchinat,F.Mani Chimica Casa Editrice Ambrosiana , Milano
P.W. Atkins “Chimica” Zanichelli
Office hours: the teacher is available via email or phone contact
ANNA MARIA CARDINALE (President)
NADIA PARODI (President Substitute)
September 20th 2021
The students must pass a written test followed by an oral exam, at the end of the course. The oral test is always conducted by a commission made up of at least two professors and has a reasonable duration.
The final evaluation will take into account:
the knowledge of the course contents and the problem-solving skills tested with the written exam;
the communication skills tested during the oral exam.