General and Inorganic Chemistry (2012/2013)

Course code
4S00136
Credits
9
Coordinator
Fabio Piccinelli
Other available courses
Other available courses
    Academic sector
    CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    Language of instruction
    Italian
    Teaching is organised as follows:
    Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
    Teoria Parte 1 6 I semestre Fabio Piccinelli
    Teoria Parte 2 1 I semestre Fabio Piccinelli
    Esercitazioni 1 I semestre Fabio Piccinelli
    Laboratorio [1° turno] 1 I semestre Elena Paz Rebollo San Miguel
    Laboratorio [2° turno] 1 I semestre Elena Paz Rebollo San Miguel
    Laboratorio [3° turno] 1 I semestre Elena Paz Rebollo San Miguel
    Laboratorio [4° turno] 1 I semestre Elena Paz Rebollo San Miguel
    Laboratorio [5° turno] 1 I semestre Elena Paz Rebollo San Miguel

    Lesson timetable

    I semestre
    Activity Day Time Type Place Note
    Teoria Parte 1 Monday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
    Teoria Parte 1 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
    Teoria Parte 1 Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
    Esercitazioni Friday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Gino Tessari  
    Laboratorio [1° turno] Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio di Chimica Generale e Organica from Nov 22, 2012  to Jan 31, 2013
    Laboratorio [1° turno] Thursday 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Laboratory Laboratorio di Chimica Generale e Organica from Nov 22, 2012  to Jan 31, 2013

    Learning outcomes

    The aim of the course is to acquire the main concepts of General Chemistry and some notions of Inorganic Chemistry. In particular:
    - models and general concepts for the explanation and prediction of some physics and chemistry properties of systems of increasing complexity: single atoms, ions, molecules, pure substances, macroscopic systems of one or more components;
    - concepts and methods to qualitatively and quantitatively predict the variations of the intensive and extensive properties of chemical systems in evolution.

    Syllabus

    Introduction. Chemical and physical properties of matter and their measurements.
    Elements, atoms and compounds.
    Nomenclature of inorganic compounds.
    Types of chemical reactions. Reaction stoichiometry.
    Ideal and real gases.
    Thermochemistry. Internal energy and enthalpy. Standard enthalpy of reaction and formation.
    Atomic structure. Atomic orbitals. Electronic configuration, Aufbau principle.
    Periodic properties: atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, electronegativity.
    Elementary notions on the ionic bond. Ionic compounds.
    Covalent bond. Lewis formula. Resonance. Molecular geometry and polarity. Orbital hybridisation. Single and multiple bonds.
    Interparticle forces.
    Properties of liquids. Solutions. Colligative properties. Binary liquid mixtures. Distillation.
    Properties of solids.
    Chemical kinetics. Arrhenius equation. Reaction mechanisms.
    Chemical equilibrium. Equilibrium constant.
    Acid-base equilibrium. Acid, base and salt solutions. Acid-base titration. Buffer solutions.
    Solubility equilibrium.
    Entropy. Spontaneous processes. Gibbs free energy. Standard free energy of reaction and formation.
    Electrochemical cells. Electrolysis.
    Radiochemistry.
    Colligative properties.

    Assessment methods and criteria

    The final examination consists of a written part and of an optional oral part.

    Teaching aids
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