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AIMS AND CONTENT
The course illustrates the fundamental concepts of general chemistry: from the description of the atomic and / or molecular structure of matter to the study of the laws of chemical equilibrium applied in different situations.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course aims to present the theoretical and experimental foundations of the chemical sciences and provide an elementary introduction to the description of atomic and molecular phenomena.
The main knowledge acquired during the course is:
- fundamentals of atomic and molecular theory,
- elementary introduction to quantum mechanics and to quantum-mechanical description of atoms and molecules,
- phenomenological theory of ideal gases,
- elementary introduction to the description of solids, liquids and solutions,
- fundamentals of classical thermodynamics,
- elementary thermodynamic description of chemical reactions,
- fundamentals of electrochemistry,
The main skills acquired during the course are:
- interpretation of fundamental properties of the elements,
- interpretation of structure and properties of atoms and molecules,
- calculation of properties of gases and solutions,
- calculation of thermodynamic potentials.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding. Acquisition of the basic concepts of chemistry, in particular as concerns the structure and properties of matter, the principles of chemical reactivity and the techniques that allow to describe and predict the performance of the chemical reactions.
Applying knowledge and understanding. The student will be able to perform the calculations necessary to study the different classes of chemical reactions. He/She will also able to apply the concepts learned and contextualize its knowledge to the components of the environment.
Judgement skills. The student will be able to evaluate the transformations of matter, and he/she be able to apply the correct theoretical interpretation.
Communication skills. Acquisition and use of the appropriate chemical language. Ability to describe a reaction, both qualitatively and quantitatively, by means of the appropriate chemical equations and the related calculations.
In order to understand and achieve the expected learning targets the student should possess skills of mathematics and physics. In particular, the student should know and be able to use some basic mathematical tools (equivalence, linear and quadratic equations, logarithm, exponential function, inequations, derivatives, integrals) and notions of fundamental physics (unit of measurement, force, energy).
The course is divided into lectures and classroom exercises, for a total of 52 hours, and in 8 hours of laboratory work. Laboratory attendance is mandatory, as per the didactic regulation.
The lessons will be conducted with the help of the blackboard and by the projection of slides.
Numerical exercitations in classroom for the guided solution of numerical exercises with the aid of the blackboard.
The laboratory aims to confirm the basic concepts and to deepen some of the topics illustrated through lectures, as well as allowing the student to acquire adequate manual skills.
The teaching material (slides, exercises proposed during numerical exercitations, texts of previous written exams) are made available to students on the platform Aulaweb after registration.
Structure of matter. The mole. Electronic structure of atoms. Atomic and molecular orbitals. Periodic table of elements and periodic properties. Chemical bonds. Molecular geometries and structural formulas. Naming inorganic compounds. Stoichiometry. Chemical nomenclature. Chemical reactions. Condensation states of matter. Gases, solutions and their properties. Chemical Thermodynamics. Chemical equilibrium. Solution equilibria. Reaction kinetics. Electrochemistry
PowerPoint slides used for lectures will be available.
Textbooks and Further References
English version (if existing) of the following textbooks or equivalent:
Atkins, Jones, Laverman ‐ PRINCIPI DI CHIMICA (4° ed.) ‐ Zanichelli
Atkins ‐ FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA GENERALE ‐ Zanichelli
Kotz, Treichel, Weaver ‐ CHIMICA – EdiSES
Kotz ∙ Treichel ∙ Townsend ∙ Treichel ‐ CHIMICA ‐ EdiSES
Manotti Lanfredi , Tiripicchio ‐ FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA ‐ CEA Milano
Petrucci, Herring, Bissonnette ‐ CHIMICA GENERALE ‐ Piccin
Petrucci, Herring, Madura, Bissonnette ‐ CHIMICA GENERALE ‐ Piccin
Silberberg ‐ CHIMICA 1° o 2° ed. ‐ McGraw‐Hill
Tro - Chimica. Un approccio molecolare - Edises
Whitten, Davis, Speck, Stanley ‐ CHIMICA ‐ Piccin
Giannoccaro, Doronzo - ELEMENTI DI STECHIOMETRIA (1° o 2° ed.) – EdiSES
Lausarot, Vaglio - STECHIOMETRIA PER LA CHIMICA GENERALE - Piccin
To know more:
Chiorboli - FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA - UTET
Greenwood, Earnshaw - CHIMICA DEGLI ELEMENTI - Piccin
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
NADIA PARODI (President)
ANNA MARIA CARDINALE
SERENA DE NEGRI
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On-line registration, at least 2 days before the examination date.
The exam consists of a written test (both open and multiple choice) and an interview.
The written test is based on a series of exercises on the topics indicated in the course program.
The oral exam, reserved for students who have successfully completed the written test (minimum 18/30), aims to verify the knowledge of the various subjects and the ability to interpret simple chemical processes.
The purpose of the examination is to ascertain the level of understanding and deepening of the arguments during the course.
The exam consists of a written test and an oral examination to be held on different days. The written test requires the resolution of some simple theoretical-numerical problems (multiple choice questions), some reactions in addition to the chemical nomenclature. Questions are devoted to the evaluation of the understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry and the student's ability to apply them to real cases. With stoichiometry problems and reactions, both the student's familiarity with the chemical quantities and the skills acquired in their calculations were checked.
The result, is usually valid only for the call in which it is claimed. A displacement of the oral examination (maintaining the vote of the written test) is possible, but it must be motivated and approved by the teacher.
The oral exam is normally scheduled a few days after the written test and includes a short discussion of the results of this test, three questions on other topics of the program.
In case of positive assessment of the oral examination, the whole exam is passed. The final vote, expressed in 30ths, is given by the average grade of the two tests increased or decreased by a score between 0 and 1 points based on the judgment concerning the laboratory activity.