The aim of the course is supply the students with the fundamental knowledge of chemical language. The relationship between structure and matter, its macroscopic properties and reactivity will be discussed.
Expected learning outcomes
Understanding of formulas of chemical compounds; knowledge of principal chemical-physical properties; knowledge of acid-basic and redox behavior; performance of simple stechiometric calculation; fundamental operations for the manipulation of inorganic compounds.
Elements, compounds, mixtures. States of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Phase transitions. The mol. The atomic structure. The electronic configuration and the periodic table of elements. Molecules and ions. The chemical bonds. Simple, multiple and delocalized bonds. Electronegativity. Bonds and polarity of molecules. Chemical equations and reactions. Mechanism's reactions: short account of kinetic and thermodynamic. The solutions. The concentration of solutions. Colloids. The stoichiometry.The chemical equilibrium. Acids, bases and salts: short account of nomenclature, definition and proprieties. Amphoteric substance. Hydrolisis. Electrolites. Conductivity. Acids and bases definitions and proprieties, pH, indicators and buffer solutions. The redox reactions. Oxidation number. The balance of redox reactions. The electrochemical reactions, different types of piles. Practical experiments about solubility, concentration, solution's preparation. pH measure and volumetric analysis.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic chemistry and mathematics at high school level.
Lectures ( 4.5 CFU) and practical laboratory activities (1.5CFU).
Slides of the course. Suggested books: Masterton, Hurley "Principi e Reazioni" Ed. Piccin. Petrucci et al., "Chimica generale" Ed. Piccin. KOTZ et al. "Chimica" Ed. EDISES.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test (lasting 2 hours) with 5 exercises and 1 open question. Each exercise is worth 5 points. The results of the exam will be communicated via SIFA. The correctness of the candidate's language and of the chemical terms will be evaluated. Furthermore, the ability to link the various topics covered in the course will be evaluated. The vote will be out of 30. The test includes all the topics of the course plus those covered in the laboratory. Participation in the laboratory is subject to the frequency of the lesson on safety and laboratory behavior. The lesson material is available online on the Ariel platform. Material useful for the exam are molecular models. Students with DSA certification are required to promptly notify the Teacher to agree on the methods of examination. Students enrolled in an exam session and no longer wishing to support it are required to unsubscribe. Lectures and practical laboratory activities are part of the course. The exams will take place at the Edolo if the enrolled students will be at least 5; otherwise, they will take place at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, via Celoria 2, Milan. Any additional exam sessions for motivated needs of Out of Courses students can be activated in Milan.