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CODE 60282
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/07
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide notions related to:

  • Inorganic chemistry complements: periodic table and structure and reactivity of the elements of the main groups, basic notions on the production of metals, for example pig iron and steel
  • Organic chemistry complements: notions on the classification of i) natural, ii) artificial polymers
  • Theory and calculation: solubility and calculations, binary diagram phases, consumption of organic coatings.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with the basic notions on: periodic table and reactivity of the elements of the main groups, metal extraction processes, for example pig iron and steel, binary diagram phases, the classification of polymers, organic coatings.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures, exercises) and individual study will allow the student to:

  • describe, discuss and make comparisons on the structures and properties of the elements (and compounds) of the main groups of the periodic table,
  • describe coordination compounds,
  • analyze properties of aqueous solutions (solubility of compounds, colligative properties),
  • describe traditional and innovative methods for the production of cast iron and steel,
  • operate on single and binary phase diagrams (solid/liquid and liquid/vapour systems) qualitatively and quantitatively (level rule),
  • describe basics of corrosion processes.

PREREQUISITES

For a successful learning, basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and physics is required, but no formal prerequisites are foreseen.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in the classroom. The presentation of theoretical contents alternates exercises aimed at favoring the learning and application of theoretical arguments to specific applications.

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 instructor and with Professor Federico Scarpa (federico.scarpa@unige.it  ), the Polytechnic School's disability liaison.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program develops the following topics:

Introduction to the course

Periodic table. Representative elements of main groups: structures, compounds and reactivity. Hydrogen. Group 1 and 2 (alkaline and alkaline-earth metals). Group 13 (Boron and Aluminum). Groups 14 (Carbon and Silicon). Group 15 (Nitrogen and Phosphorous). Group 16 (Oxygen and Sulphur). Group 17 Halogens. Transition metals. Coordination compounds.

Metals production. Metal extraction: preliminary phases. Pyrometallurgy: Ellingham diagram. The blast furnace: structure, functioning and main reactions. Scheme of a steel plant. Conversion processes: Linz-Donawitz, LD
Classification of cast irons and steels.

Phase diagrams: Single phase diagrams and Binary phase diagrams

1. Solid/liquid systems with complete solubility in liquid phase and:

  • complete solubility in solid phase
  • single eutectic points
  • congruent points
  • incongruent point
  • miscibility gap.

2. Liquid/vapor systems.

Basic pricnciples of corrosion.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The didactic material used during the lessons will be available in Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final test of the module consists in passing a written test, composed of 4 questions, which may require a theoretical answer or a numerical sequence. Each question can be evaluated at most 8 points based on the correctness and completeness of the answer.
Students who have passed the written test with a minimum grade of 18/30 will be able to:
• accept the vote obtained
• take an oral test: in the oral exam one can increase the evaluation, but one can also be rejected, in this case losing the vote of the written exam and therefore having to re-take the written exam in the subsequent sessions
Whoever obtains a vote (at least 18/30) that he does not consider adequate for her/his preparation, may decide to repeat the exam in subsequent sessions. Attention: whoever evaluates the new written exam, definitively loses the vote of the previous exam.
Two exam sessions will be available for the 'winter' session (January, February) and three calls for the 'summer' session (June, July, September). No extraordinary appeals will be granted outside the periods indicated by the Polytechnic School, except for students who have not included in the study plan training activities in the current academic year.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written test focuses on 3 theoretical questions, on the topics of the program, and 1 application calculation similar to the exercises done in class. The oral exam includes theoretical questions on the topics indicated in the program. The exam aims to ascertain the knowledge of the teaching and the ability to apply the theoretical bases to general or specific cases of practical interest. The quality of the writing/speaking, the correct use of the technical terminology, the schematic and the synthesis capacity will also be evaluated.