General and inorganic chemistry with lab

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the basics of chemistry from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. The course is splitted into two parts, with classroom lessons, stoichiometry and laboratory practice.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able to understand the basics of chemistry both in its theoretical and practical aspects.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The lessons and classroom exercises will be carried out synchronously using the Zoom platform with full recording, to allow it to be used, by students not present in the classroom, also in asynchronous mode from the Ariel website of the course. The program and the reference material will not be changed.
Experiences in Laboratory will be divided into 16 hours of single-bench laboratory training and 16 hours of asynchronous training via Powerpoint files. All the material relating to the 32 hours of laboratory will be available on the Ariel website of the course for students unable to attend in presence the single-bench training.
Prerequisites for admission
Assessment methods and Criteria
As in the past, the exam in presence (if allowed) will consist of a 180-minute written test, with both open and closed-ended questions and exercises. During the course there will be two ongoing tests lasting 120 minutes each to replace the final exam.
The remote examinations will be carried out with the use of the Zoom platform in the same way as in-presence tests.
Module: General and inorganic chemistry
Course syllabus
Atoms and their structures. Quantic numbers and atomic orbitals. The periodic properties of the elements. Ionisation potential and electronic affinity. The chemical bond. The ionic and covalent bond. Electronegativity. Hydrogen bond. Molecular orbitals. Delocalised molecular orbitals. Hybrid orbitals. Lewis structures and VSEPR theory. The metallic bond. The solid state. Ideal and real gases. Solutions and dispersions. Colloids and their properties. The Raoult law. Colligative properties. Phases and state diagrams. Thermochemistry. Calorimetry. State functions. Thermodynamics laws. Spontaneous processes and chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetic. The catalysts. Acids and bases. Ion-product of water and pH. Electrochemistry. Reduction potentials. The Nernst Equation. Electrolysis and electrical generators. Solubility. Inorganic Chemistry. Chemical and physical properties of some elements and their compounds.
Matter and measurements. Atomic and molecular weights, the concept of mole. Precipitation, acid-base, oxidation-reduction reaction. Types of solutions, their concentrations. Laws of the gaseous state. Chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constants, effect of concentration and temperature. Ionic equilibria in aqueous solution, acids and bases, hydrolysis, buffer solution, multiple equilibria. Precipitation equilibria.
Teaching methods
The course will fundamentally consist in lessons and classroom exercises
Teaching Resources
Kotz - Treichel - Townsend, Chimica, EdiSES; Atkins-Jones Fondamenti di Chimica Generale - Zanichelli; Petrucci-Herring-Madura-Bissonette Chimica Generale - PICCIN. Esercitazioni di Chimica, A. Clerici-S. Morrocchi, Ed. Spiegel; Stechiometria, M. Freni-A. Sacco, Ed. Edises; P. Michelin Lausarot-G. A. Vaglio, Stechiometria per la Chimica Generale, Ed. Piccin
Module: Laboratory of general and inorganic chemistry
Course syllabus
The aim of the General and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory is to show the main experimental techniques in the study of Chemistry (synthetic, purification and analytical techniques). In particular, two important aspects will be highlighted: the numerical/stoichiometric aspect (to be able to properly apply the theoretical concepts) and the purely practical/experimental aspect (use of the principal facilities of a chemistry laboratory). The student will acquire autonomy in planning and conducting laboratory activities in compliance with the safety regulations in force in a Chemical laboratory.
Teaching methods
Laboratory experiences (32 hours).
Teaching Resources
Ariel website
Module: General and inorganic chemistry
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Cariati Elena
Module: Laboratory of general and inorganic chemistry
Laboratories: 64 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professors: Cariati Elena, Colombo Alessia, Lucenti Elena