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CODE 57199
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The importance of organic chemistry in the field of Materials Science has been growing steadily, with the design and fabrication of ever new organic materials having a wide variety of properties and functions.

This teaching provides an initial approach to a subject whose applications may be addressed in specialized teaching.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To acquire basic knowledge regarding nomenclature, structure and reactivity of the main organic compounds; to acquire practical skills regarding simple experimental procedures.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objective of the teaching is to provide the basic knowledge of Organic Chemistry, useful for being able to relate structural properties and chemical behavior of the main classes of organic compounds. The teaching is completed with classroom exercises (mainly to learn rules of nomenclature and stereochemistry) and some laboratory experiences that introduce the student to the practical aspects of the subject.

At the end of the lectures, the student will thus have acquired: theoretical knowledge about the structure and reactivity of organic molecules and practical skills in applying separation techniques and performing simple chemical reactions.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

First Module:

Atoms and atomic orbitals; chemical bonds and intermolecular forces; molecules and molecular orbitals; hybrid orbitals; Lewis formulas; resonance theory. Acids and bases. Functional groups and classification of organic compounds; classification of organic reactions and their thermodynamic and kinetic aspects. Stereoisomerism. Hydrocarbons: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes. Alkyl and aryl halides; alcohols, phenols and ethers, thiols and thioethers; amines. For each class are treated: nomenclature, structure and reactivity, with the help of numerous examples and exercises in the classroom.

Second Module:

Nomenclature, structure and reactivity of aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and acyl derivatives. Molecules of biological and applicative importance: lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins; addition and condensation polymers.

The organic chemistry laboratory: purification techniques; separation techniques; execution of simple organic reactions.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA BANFI (President)

RENATA RIVA

LARA BIANCHI (President Substitute)

CHIARA LAMBRUSCHINI (Substitute)

LISA MONI (Substitute)

ALESSANDRO PELLIS (Substitute)

CINZIA TAVANI (Substitute)

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination consists of:

- for the I module in a written test, possibly supplemented by an oral test

- for the II module in an oral test

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written test at the end of the first module includes a series of exercises related to nomenclature, stereochemistry and reactivity; it must be sufficient in every part to be passed If the mark obtained is insufficient or unsatisfactory for the student, the written exam can be integrated or replaced by a classic oral exam.

At the end of the second module, the learning of the topics covered, the overview of the subject, the acquisition of an adequate language, the understanding of the practical activity (for each experience a short written in itinere report will be required) will be evaluated through an oral exam lasting about one hour.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
24/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
24/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
18/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale