General and Inorganic Chemistry (2011/2012)

Course code
4S00136
Credits
9
Coordinator
Marco Giovanni Bettinelli
Academic sector
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 7 I semestre Marco Giovanni Bettinelli
Esercitazioni 1 I semestre Marco Giovanni Bettinelli
Laboratorio [1° turno] 1 I semestre Marco Giovanni Bettinelli
Laboratorio [2° turno] 1 I semestre Marco Giovanni Bettinelli
Laboratorio [3° turno] 1 I semestre Marco Giovanni Bettinelli
Laboratorio [4° turno] 1 I semestre Marco Giovanni Bettinelli
Laboratorio [5° turno] 1 I semestre Marco Giovanni Bettinelli

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria Monday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
Teoria Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
Teoria Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari from Nov 4, 2011  to Jan 31, 2012
Teoria Thursday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
Esercitazioni Friday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
Laboratorio [1° turno] Thursday 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio di Chimica Generale e Organica  

Learning outcomes

Module: General Chemistry
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The goal of the course is to learn the main concepts of General Chemistry and some important concepts of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.
Chemical and physical phenomena. Fundamental laws of Chemistry. Atomic structure of matter. Periodic properties. Chemical reactions.
Stoichiometry. Gases, solids, liquids. The chemical bond.
Thermochemistry and thermodynamics. Phase diagrams and properties of solutions. Chemical kinetics. Chemical equilibrium. Equilibria in aqueous solutions. Electrochemistry.


Module: Laboratory
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The general and inorganic chemistry laboratory has the aim of introducing some basic methodologies in chemistry, namely the preparation of aqueous solutions with a desired concentration, and simple analytical methods. Attention will be dedicated to the resolution of general chemistry exercises.

Syllabus

Module: General Chemistry
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- Introduction, properties, measurements and their units
- Elements, atoms and compounds
- Nomenclature of inorganic compounds
- Types of reactions: precipitations, acids and bases, redox
- General principles of stoichiometry
- Gases
- Termochemistry: internal energy, enthalpy, reaction enthalpies
- Atomic structure; Bohr's model, quantum mechanics
- Periodic properties: atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy,
electronic affinity, electronegativity
- Covalent bond
- Polarity of the bonds
- Molecular shape: VSEPR theory
- Hybridisation
- Van der Waals forces
- Properties of liquids
- Properties of solids
- Solutions; concentrations
- Colligative properties
- Chemical kinetics; reaction mechanisms
- Chemical equilibria
- Acids and bases and their solutions; hydrolysis; buffer solutions
- Solubility equilibria
- Spontaneous reactions; free energy
- Electrochemical cells
- Electrolysis
- Nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry


Module: Laboratory
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Lab (1 credit)
Preparation of solutions of acids, bases and salts
Titrations
Spectroscopic analysis


General chemistry problems (1 credit)

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists of a written exercise, based on a series of questions on the theory of General Chemistry and nuemrical problems.