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CHEMISTRY

CODE 56536
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8715 INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE (L-7) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course allows the student to understand and foresee the properties and the transformations of matter.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course is aimed at teaching the students the fundamentals of chemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics, which are essential for the description of the behaviour of materials and for the interpretation of the natural and technological transformations respectful of the environment. The course is aimed at exercising the students in the numerical calculation, through the resolution of several exercises during the lessons. The resolution of these kind of exercises is requested also in the written exam.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lessons

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Atomic structure of matter (atomic models, quantum numbers, wave functions, uncertainty principle of Heisenberg, Pauli Exclusion Principle, Construction of atoms); 
    Periodic classification of the elements and properties of the groups; 
    Nuclear energy and radioactivity (radioactive emissions, half-life); 
    Atomic bond (covalent bond, ionic, metallic, hydrogen bond, Weak interactions); 
    Inorganic Nomenclature (oxides, anhydrides, hydroxides, acids, salts, acid salts); 
    Introduction to Organic Chemistry (hybridization of carbon, alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, functional groups, polymers); 
    Stoichiometry of the reactions (redox reactions and exchange); 
    Stoichiometry (percentage composition, molar fractions, Molarity, Normality, chemical reactions and quantitative calculations); 
    Crystalline solids (metallic, ionic and covalent); 
    Gas laws (Boyle's Law, Charles, Gay-Lussac, Avogadro, Ideal gas law, real gas law, partial pressures, volume of gas in chemical reactions); 
    Thermodynamics (1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, heat of reaction); 
    Chemical equilibrium (equilibrium constant, free energy and equilibrium); 
    Heterogeneous equilibria (phase diagrams - one or two components, phase rule); 
    Chemical kinetics (reaction order, Arrhenius law); 
    pH and hydrolysis (acid and base definitions, calculation of pH); 
    Elettrochemistry (batteries, electrolysis); 
    Pollution of air, water and soil.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • M. Panizza, G. Cerisola, “Esercizi di chimica per Ingegneria”, Ed. ECIG. (Libreria Moneta);
    • Barbucci, Panizza “Dispense di Chimica”
    • P. Silvestroni, Fondamenti di Chimica, Editoriale Veschi (Consultazione);

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARINA DELUCCHI (President)

    MARIA PAOLA CARPANESE

    MARCO PANIZZA

    ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written test.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written test consists in solving some problems, similar to those treated during the lectures, and in response to some questions of theory, always addressed during the lectures.

    • Who gets a score greater than or equal to 18 can accept the vote (exam passed) or make an oral examination.
    • Who gets a vote, although sufficient, may decide to repeat the examination in subsequent sessions. Warning: those who take an exam, permanently lose the vote of the previous examination.
    • Oral examination can increase the vote, but the student can also be rejected, losing in this case the vote of the written exam and then having to re-take the exam in subsequent sessions.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    NB: In order to take the exam the student must register ON-LINE.

    • During the exam the student can only use the periodic table that will be provided.
    • The student cannot go out during the written examination.