Chemistry

A.Y. 2019/2020
10
Max ECTS
92
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The student will be able to predict properties and the chemical reactivity of an element based on its position in the Periodic Table. He will know and be able to distinguish substances in acids and bases, to classify chemical reactions such as acid-base or redox reactions. The student will learn how to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the results of an equilibrium reaction; knowing how to solve simple stoichiometric exercises.
The students are also expected to acquire basic concepts of organic chemistry through identification of functional groups and understanding some organic transformations of interest to natural sciences. Emphasis on the importance of organic compounds in health, environment, and society will be highlighted.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire:
· Knowledge of the electronic structure and the chemical properties of the elements according to their position in the periodic system.
· Ability to evaluate the chemical reactivity of a chemical compound
· Basic concepts of electronic structure enabling them to solve problems from various areas of organic chemistry, including stereochemistry, reactivity patterns and synthesis.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
year
Course syllabus
This is an introductory course to the fundamental principles of chemistry and to inorganic chemistry. Starting from the atomic structure of matter, the course introduces first the fundamental laws of stoichiometry, which are worked out in exercise sections. The structure of atoms and of molecules are then presented at an elementary level emphasizing their periodic properties. Simple physical chemistry of gases, phase equilibria and solutions are treated in a short, compact section. The principles of chemical equilibrium are studied with special emphasis to acid-base and redox systems.
Prerequisites for admission
The exam of the General Chemistry section is suggested to be taken before the exam of the Organic Chemistry one.
Teaching methods
The exam is written and it is warmly suggested to participate to classes.
Traditional format with regularly scheduled class sessions on campus.
Teaching Resources
Kotz-Treichel-Townsend "Chimica" EdiSES
and one of the following textbooks

- W. H. BROWN Introduzione alla Chimica Organica EdiSES
- J. McMURRY Fondamenti di Chimica Organica Zanichelli
- autori vari Chimica Organica Essenziale Edi-ermes
- L. G. WADE Fondamenti di Chimica Organica Piccin
Supplementary material is available at the ARIEL websites http://avillacsnmcg.ariel.ctu.unimi.it, http://dalbanesecosn.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/
Assessment methods and Criteria
Two written exams for the two parts of the course wil separately held in order to evaluate the acquired knowledge.
General chemistry
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 0
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 24 hours
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Colombo Alessia
Organical chemistry
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 0
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 0
Lessons: 48 hours