General and inorganic chemistry

A.Y. 2018/2019
8
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The primary goal of the course is to provide a solid foundation in the basics concepts and facts of chemistry, particularly those needed for a successful understanding of other subjects for which chemistry is a prerequisite. The general chemistry course must also give the student an appreciation of the importance of chemistry to society in general and to daily life in particular.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Linea 1

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Frontal teaching (40 hours):
Structure of matter: Atomic structure. Atomic and molecular weights. Isotopes. Radioactivity. Mass defect. Quantitative chemical relationships: Balancing redox reactions. Stoichiometric calculus. The chemical equilibrium. Le Chatelier's principle. Equilibrium constants.Acid-Base reaction: Acids and bases (Arrhenius, Broensted, Lewis theories). pH. Acid-base titrations.
Atomic structure: Bohr's atomic model. De Broglie equation. Heisenberg's principle. On Schrödinger equation. Hydrogen atom. Many-electron atoms. The "Aufbau" principle and the periodic table. The Chemical bond: Ionic bonds. VSEPR Theory. The Covalent bond. The Hydrogen bond and the weak interactions. Bonding in coordination compound. Lattice energy and hydration energy. Ionic, molecular and van der Waals crystals. Gases: Gas laws and the equation of state for ideal and real gases. Elements of the kinetic theory of gases. Solubility.
Thermodynamics: The first, the second and the third law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic functions and chemical equilibrium. Elettrochemistry: Cell potentials. Nernst's law. Electrolysis. Chemical kinetics: Rates of chemical reactions, reaction order and the kinetic equation. Arrhenius's law. Catalysts. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry: The biologically relevant elements.
Laboratory activities and exercises
In Classoom: Stoichiometric Calculations.
Laboratory activities: Weighing, precipitation, acid-base titrations. Preparation of buffer solutions. Typical reactions of inorganic cations and anions.(20 hours)
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 8
Practicals: 32 hours
Single bench laboratory practical: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours

Linea 2

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Frontal teaching (40 hours):
Structure of matter: Atomic structure. Atomic and molecular weights. Isotopes. Radioactivity.
Mass defect. Quantitative chemical relationships: Balancing redox reactions. Stoichiometric
calculus. The chemical equilibrium. Le Chatelier's principle. Equilibrium constants. Acid-Base
reaction: Acids and bases (Arrhenius, Broensted, Lewis theories). pH. Acid-base titrations.
Atomic structure: Bohr's atomic model. De Broglie equation. Heisenberg's principle. On
Schrödinger equation. Hydrogen atom. Many-electron atoms. The "Aufbau" principle and the
periodic table. The Chemical bond: Ionic bonds. VSEPR Theory. The Covalent bond. The
Hydrogen bond and the weak interactions. Bonding in coordination compound. Lattice energy
and hydration energy. Ionic, molecular and van der Waals crystals. Gases: Gas laws and the
equation of state for ideal and real gases. Elements of the kinetic theory of gases. Solubility.
Thermodynamics: The first, the second and the third law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic
functions and chemical equilibrium. Elettrochemistry: Cell potentials. Nernst's law.
Electrolysis. Chemical kinetics: Rates of chemical reactions, reaction order and the kinetic
equation. Arrhenius's law. Catalysts. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry: The biologically
relevant elements.
Laboratory activities and exercises (48 hours)
In Classroom: Stoichiometric Calculations (32 hours)
Laboratory activities: Weighing, precipitation, acid-base titrations. Preparation of buffer
solutions. Typical reactions of inorganic cations and anions (16 hours)
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 8
Practicals: 32 hours
Single bench laboratory practical: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours