General and inorganic chemistry

A.Y. 2017/2018
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The objective of this course is to give students the basic concepts for understanding the structure and properties of the matter and the manner in which substances can be transformed into each other.
Expected learning outcomes
With this teaching, students acquire the language and basic knowledge necessary to his basic training which in turn will be applied to courses of chemical professional level.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Introduction: basic concepts. - The measures and the metric system-Atoms, molecules, and ions. - The states of matter, atomic theory, atomic structure, periodic table - Stoichiometry. - Law of conservation of mass, chemical equations-energy relations: the first law of thermodynamics. - The thermodynamic state function entalpia.-atomic structures of atoms: fundamental concepts, uncertainty principle; representation of the orbitals (orbitals s, p, and d). Structure-mail: periodicity. - Orbitals in atoms and electronic multi-periodic properties of chemical bonds. - Symbols and Lewis octet rule, ionic bond, covalent bond-structure of molecules and molecular orbitals, VB and MO theory - Theory of repulsion between electron pairs in the valence layer (VSEPR model) hybrid orbitals and shape of the molecules. Gas. - Ownership of the gas pressure, gas laws. Liquids, solids and intermolecular forces. - Phase equilibria; intermolecular attractive forces, hydrogen bonding. Solutions. - Ways of expressing concentration, electrolyte solutions, colligative properties. Chemical equilibrium. - Law of mass action and equilibrium constant (unit of measurement of concentrations and expression of the equilibrium constant); heterogeneous equilibria, use of the equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier's principle. Equilibria in aqueous solutions, acids and bases. - Water; theory of acids and bases according to: a) Arrhenius, b) Broensted-Lowry c) Lewis; pH scale, strong acids and bases, weak acids. Chemical thermodynamics. - Enthalpy, entropy, Gibbs energy. Electrochemistry. - Redox reactions, oxidation-reduction potential and their application. Descriptive inorganic chemistry. - Periodic Table: blocks s, p, d, f. Groups and periods. Changes in the properties along the periodic groups and periods ..
Program Stoichiometric Calculations. Significance of the measures. Chemical formulas. Reports in moles and mass in chemical reactions. Conservation of mass. Balancing chemical equations. The equation of state of an ideal gas. Solutions. Ways to express the composition. Colligative properties. The chemical balance. Equilibrium in the gas phase: Kp, Kc and their use. Equilibria in homogeneous aqueous solution. Neutral solutions, acids and bases. pH and pOH calculations. Electrochemistry: Electrode potentials of reduction and their application.
Teaching methods
Libri di testo consigliati: J.C. Kotz, P.M. Treichel, J.R. Townsend ¿ Chimica¿ V Edizione, Casa Editrice EdiSES, con uso ella piattaforma online per gli esercizi.
Materiale didattico aggiuntivo (appunti alle lezioni, temi d¿esame, esercizi risolti e da risolvere) disponibile all¿indirizzo
Practicals: 24 hours
Lessons: 36 hours