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CODE 87055
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
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  • PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LABORATORY COURSE 80799
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • EARTHQUAKES DYNAMICS 98685
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • OPERATIVE GIS TOOLS 98963
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • GEOSTATISTICS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES 101741
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • TRAINING AND ORIENTATION APPRENTICESHIP 104621
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • GEOCHEMISTRY 57253
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 65849
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • OCEANOGRPHIC MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION 61674
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • FIELD GEOLOGY 1 80250
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • MINERALOGY 57251
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • ELEMENTS OF HYDROLOGY AND APPLIED METEOROLOGY 61673
  • Earth Sciences 8763 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • GEOMORPHOLOGICAL MAPPING AND CARTOGRAPHY 104651
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Chemistry is the unique science studying composition, structure, properties and transformations of matter. Given the close relationship with the Geological Sciences, it provides the basic knowledge necessary to be able to describe, model and interpret the processes that define the different natural systems in the extreme variability of environmental conditions and temporal evolution.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aims General and Inorganic Chemistry teaching are to provide the student with basic knowledge on the structure of the matter (structure of the atom, chemical bond, states of aggregation) and on the principles that regulate the chemical equilibrium in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, with particular attention to the reactions taking place in aqueous solutions. The teaching also includes classroom exercises, during which exercises related to the topics covered in the theoretical part of the teaching are carried out. Laboratory practices, on the other hand, aims to introduce students to laboratory activity, allowing them to learn how to carry out the most common operations correctly (handling of chemical reagents, preparation of solutions, crystallization, filtration, etc.), and to propose a concrete approach to the concepts covered in the theoretical part of the tuition.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the student with basic knowledge on the structure of matter (atomic structure, chemical bond, states of aggregation) and on the principles of chemical equilibrium in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, with particular attention to reactions  in aqueous solvent.

The course therefore aims to provide the student with the indispensable tools to learn about matter and chemical reactions.

The teaching includes exercises both in the classroom and in the laboratory, during which exercises and practical experiences related to the topics covered in the theoretical part of the teaching are carried out.

PREREQUISITES

The teaching does not require specific prerequisites at the university level. To understand the topics covered, the knowledge of mathematics and physics acquired in secondary school is sufficient.

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching includes lectures, classroom exercises and practical sessions in the laboratory.

Any Student with documented Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), or with any special needs, shall reach out to the Lecturer(s) and to the dedicated SLD Representative in the Department before class begins, in order to liaise and arrange the specific teaching methods and ensure proper achievement of the learning aims and outcomes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Atomic structure of matter. Periodic table and periodic properties of the elements. Chemical bond. Chemical nomenclature. Chemical reactions. States of aggregation of the matter and their characteristics. Chemical equilibrium. Homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria. Electrochemistry. Laboratory: Single-place practical exercises on the following topics: Chemical reactions in aqueous solution (acid-base, precipitation, complexation, oxide reduction). Characteristic reactions of cations and anions and their use in the separation of different ionic species simultaneously present in solution. Flame probe analysis. Inorganic qualitative analysis of an unknown mixture.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Text books of General and Inorganic Chemistry at university level can be used as reference texts, for example those mentioned below which are available, in the University Library.
1- Martin S. Silberberg, Patricia Amateis, Chimica. La natura molecolare della materia e delle sue trasformazioni, McGraw-Hill Education
2- Raymond Chang, Jason Overby, Alberto Costanzo, Roberta Galeazzi, Paola Turano, FONDAMENTI DI CHIMICA GENERALE, McGraw-Hill Education
3- P. Michelin Lausarot, G.A. Vaglio, Fondamenti di stechiometria, Piccin Editore

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Starting from the end of september 2024

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a written test, which contains both numerical exercises and open questions on all the topics covered during the lectures.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written test consists of solving numerical exercises and answering to open questions and it is aimed at ascertaining the student's preparation on the concepts and formulas presented in class and in laboratory and his ability to apply these concepts and formulas to concrete problems

FURTHER INFORMATION

The lecture attendance is strongly recommended. Attendance is mandatory for practical sessions.