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CODE 111549
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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OVERVIEW

Inorganic and General Chemistry course is a pivotal class for the education and training of Pharmacists as it provides the knowledge required for the following chemistry classes. This class allows to acquire the scientific language and the skills required for the professional practice.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The fundamentals of chemistry will be aquired (the matter and its atomic structure, chemical bonds, inorganic compounds, nomenclature, states of matter, principles of thermodynamics, solutions, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, the main chemical properties of the most important elements and inorganic compounds).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The overall expected learning outcomes are:

- acquisition of the ground chemistry knowledge required for the next classes.  

- improved communication skills (ability to effectively discuss by using an adequate scientific language for the context)

- aquiring the ability to solve numerical problems and practical cases by applying the concepts learned.

- enhancing the organization and awareness skills.

TEACHING METHODS

The class includes 64 hours of interactive frontal teaching, during which the teacher deals with the whole program, carries out exercises, and involves the students with instant polling questions on the topics covered or under explaination. During the lessons, real cases/problems will be proposed, demonstrating the pervasiveness of chemistry in everyday life. General debriefing will follow.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Introduction to Chemistry. Elements, compounds and mixtures. Solutions and concentration. Rules of chemical nomenclature. Chemical reactions. Stoichiometry.
  • Gas state. The equation of state of ideal gas. Mixtures of gases and Dalton’s law of partial pressure. The real gases and Van der Waals equation.
  • Thermodynamics. Heat of reaction and enthalpy. Enthropy. Gibbs free energy and spontaneous reactions.
  • Atom. Atomic structure. Atomic orbitals. Electrons and orbitals. Periodic table.
  • Chemical bond. Ionic bond. Covalent bound. Electronegativity. Lewis structures. The VSEPR theory. Hybrid orbitals. Intermolecular forces.
  • Liquid state and solid state. Liquids. Solids. Metallic bond. Phase transitions and phase diagrams for single-component systems.
  • Solutions. Solubility. Ideal solution and Raoult’s law. Colligative properties. Electrolytes. Degree of dissociation. Conductivity of electrolyte solutions.
  • Chemical kynetics. Reaction rate. Collision theory. Factors affecting the rate of reactions. Kinetic equation. Catalysis.
  • Chemical equilibrium. Law of mass action. Equilibrium constant. Le Chatelier’s principle. Homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibrium.
  • Acids and bases. Theories of: Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry and Lewis. Strength of acids and bases. Acidity of aqueous solutions: pH. pH indicators. Hydrolysis. Buffer solutions. Solubility equilibrium. Complexes.
  • Electrochemistry. Electrodes and galvanic cells. Reduction potentials and Nernst equation. Electrolysis. Faraday’s laws. Accumulators.
  • Inorganic chemistry. Hydrogen. Main characteristics of the elements of 1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Groups and their most representative compounds. Characteristics of the elements of d-block and representative compounds.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The recommended books are:

- Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones, “CHIMICA GENERALE”, Ed. Zanichelli.

Or other ones such as:

- Kotz, Treichel, Townsend, Treichel “CHIMICA”, VII ed., Ed. Edises

- Brown, Lemay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, “FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA”, Ed. Edises

- Casarin, Casella, D'Agostino, Filippi, Grandinetti, Purrello, Re, Speranza, "CHIMICA GENERALE E INORGANICA" a cura di M. Speranza, Ed. Edi-ermes

- Petrucci, Herring, Madura, Bissonnette, “CHIMICA GENERALE. Principi ed applicazioni moderne" (+ complete solutions manual), Ed. Piccin 

- Martin S. et al, "CHIMICA. La natura molecolare della materia e delle sue trasformazioni", V Edizione, Ed. Graw Hill

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

VALERIO VOLIANI (President)

GIULIANA DRAVA

MONICA CASALE (Substitute)

VINCENZO MINGANTI (Substitute)

PAOLO OLIVERI (Substitute)

PAOLA RIANI (Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of two compulsory parts: a written test followed by an oral test.

The written test consists in:

- a multiple choice test (30 questions, including numerical problems and chemical reactions).

The students can view their test and discuss the outcome it with the lecturer.

The minimum score to be admitted to the oral exam is 18/30.

The oral exam is conducted by two professors of the academic staff. It covers the whole program, and can rest for max 30 minutes.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam aims to assess:

 - the knowledge of the discipline (test)

- the acquisition of a correct scientific language (oral exam);

- general and specific problem-solving skills (test and oral exam).

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
02/04/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
17/06/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
01/07/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
15/07/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/09/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
20/01/2025 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
03/02/2025 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

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