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CODE 56543
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Study of chemical and chemical-physical basic of technologies, with particular reference to materials, properties and interaction with the environment, providing a synthesis of common principles of state and transformation of matter.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The purpose of the module is provide to students the chemical fundaments for the knowledge of the synthesis methods of inorganic compounds, hydrocarbons and their functional derivatives.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The training activities proposed in the form of lectures and exercises, associated with individual study, will allow the student to:

know the organic nomenclature and the different isomers;

understand the reaction mechanisms of organic compounds;

know the structure of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins;

know the foundations of the main instrumental analytical methods and understand their results;

understand the role of metals in organic reactions;

know the classification of polymeric materials and understand their structure;

discuss all the proposed activities with scientific method and appropriate language.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and exercises in the classroom. The assessment of learning and operational skills during the course will take place through the monitoring carried out during the exercises.

The transversal skills in terms of independence of judgment will be acquired through the classroom performance of the exercises to be carried out in a group.

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the professor of the course  and with Professor Federico Scarpa (federico.scarpa@unige.it ), the Polytechnic School - Engineering's disability liaison.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Structure and nomenclature of organic compounds. Functional, chain, position and geometric isomerism. Stereoisomery. Tautomerism. Conformation and configuration. Overview of some relationships between physical properties and structure of organic compounds. Homolytic (radical) and heterolytic reactions. Chain reactions. Aliphatic nucleophilic substitutions (SN1 and SN2). Eliminations (E1 and E2). Addition reactions. Molecular transpositions. Nucleophilic carbonyl attacks. Acyl substitutions. Condensation reactions of acid derivatives. Reactions of hydrogens in α to carbonyl. Aldol and Claisen condensation reactions. Oxidations and oxidizers. Electrophilic substitutions and hints of nucleophilic substitutions to the aromatic ring.

Structure of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Basic knowledge of instrumental analysis in organic chemistry (UV-Vis, FT-IR, GC-MS, NMR). Coordination and surface chemistry. Heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis. Catalytic isomerizations, hydrogenations, hydroformylations and selective oxidations. Ziegler-Natta catalysts.

Classification of polymeric compounds. Determination of average molecular weights. Tactic polymers. Degree of crystallinity. Heating behavior. Viscoelastic properties. Polymerization kinetics. Liquid crystals. Polysiloxanes. Transformation of polymers and additives.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Inorganic chemistry

P.W. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, F. Armstrong, Chimica inorganica, Zanichelli;

F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, P.L. Gaus, Principi di chimica inorganica, Ambrosiana;

J.E. Huheey, E.A. Keiter, R.L. Keiter, Chimica inorganica. Principi, strutture, reattività, Piccin;

G.L. Miessler, D.A. Tarr, Chimica inorganica, Piccin;

G. Rayner-Canham, T. Overton, Chimica inorganica descrittiva. Edises.

 

Organic chemistry

W.H. Brown, T. Poon, Introduzione alla chimica organica, Ed. EdiSES;

J. Gorzynsky Smith, Fondamenti di chimica organica, Ed. McGrow-Hill;

H. Hart, L.E. Craine, D.J. Hart, C.H. Hadad, Chimica organica, Ed. Zanichelli;

J. McMurry, Fondamenti di chimica organica, Ed. Zanichelli;

R.T. Morrison, R.N. Boyd, Chimica organica, Ed. Ambrosiana;

J. G. Smith, Fondamenti di Chimica organica, Ed. McGrow-Hill.

 

Industrial chemistry

Cavani, G. Centi, M. Di Serio, I. Rossetti, A. Salvini. G. Strukul, Fondamenti di chimica industriale. Materie prime, prodotti, processi, sostenibilità, Ed. Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam includes only an oral test. This is structured on 3 questions of equivalent weight for evaluation purposes. The first related to the reaction mechanisms, the second on the synthesis of an organic molecule in accordance with the reactions studied during the teaching module, the third on one of the monographic topics treated and the fourth on coordination compounds.and the third on one of the monographic topics treated.

The detailed description of the modalities and the topics of examination are available in Aulaweb.

There are no limitations to the number of sustainable tests in the two exam sessions.

The final vote will be the average of the marks awarded in the two modules in which the teaching is divided.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam includes only an oral test. This is structured on 4 questions of equivalent weight for evaluation purposes. The first related to the reaction mechanisms, the second on the synthesis of an organic molecule in accordance with the reactions studied during the teaching module, the third on one of the monographic topics treated and the fourth on polymer compounds.

The detailed description of the modalities and the topics of examination are available in Aulaweb.

There are no limitations to the number of sustainable tests in the two exam sessions.

The final vote will be the average of the marks awarded in the two modules in which the teaching is divided.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Prerequisites: Modulo 1 di Chimica.