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CODE 101121
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/03
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching unit 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.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Chemistry teaching unit 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.Theoretical knowledge is provided to develop the skills required by Functions 1,2,3,4 of Table A-III/1 and A-III/2 of the STCW Convention. Specifically Function 1: Operate fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems. Function 3: Ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements

PREREQUISITES

For a fruitful attendace of the teaching unit the knowledge and skills of physic and mathematic, as aquired in the high school, are required.

TEACHING METHODS

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.

Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns, while respecting the teaching objectives.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANNA MARIA CARDINALE (President)

MASSIMO FIGARI

DANIELE MACCIO'

NADIA PARODI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

CHEMISTRY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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. 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The final evaluation will take into account:

class attendance; the knowledge of the course contents and the problem-solving skills tested with the written exam;

the communication skills tested during the oral exam will take into account the use of specialized lexicon and understanding of the limits of the applied methodologies.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
13/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
22/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

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