General and Inorganic Chemistry and Stoichiometry

A.Y. 2021/2022
10
Max ECTS
96
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the fundamental principles of General Chemistry which constitute the essential cultural background for understanding the teachings for which General Chemistry is preparatory. The General Chemistry course will also provide the student with the main calculation methods to solve stoichiometry problems.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of theoretical principles and comprehension of the basic structure of atoms and molecules, chemical reactions and thermodynamics and kinetics bases of reactions.
Understanding and solving stoichiometry problems.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 wil be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation
Course syllabus
Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving
Atoms and Elements
Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations
Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions
Gases
Thermochemistry
The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
Periodic Properties of the Elements
Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory
Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond theory, and Molecular Orbital theory
Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
Solutions
Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Equilibrium
Acids and Bases
Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium
Free Energy and Thermodynamics
Coordination compounds
Electrochemistry

[Program for not attending students with reference to descriptor 1 and 2]:
Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving
Atoms and Elements
Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations
Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions
Gases
Thermochemistry and thermodynamics
The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
Periodic Properties of the Elements
Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory
Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond theory, and Molecular Orbital theory
Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
Solutions
Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Equilibrium
Acids and Bases
Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium
Free Energy and Thermodynamics
Coordination compounds
Electrochemistry
Prerequisites for admission
Basic math knowledge (I e II degree equations, logarithms)
SI measurement units and their conversions
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons, stoichiometry exercises in the classroom, exercises and theory questions by the online platform exam manager
Teaching Resources
slides published on Ariel website
Suggested textbook:
I.J. Tro. Chimica - Un approccio molecolare. Edises
I. Bertini, C. Luchinat, F. Mani, E. Ravera. Stechiometria- Un avvio allo studio della Chimica. CEA
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test containing stoichiometry problems and theory questions
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 10
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 64 hours

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Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation. If the situation remains as it is - and therefore not alarming - all the lessons, except those of Mondays, will be held in attendance in the classroom according to the published timetable. Each lesson will be videotaped and made accessible in asynchronous via the Ariel platform of the teacher. Students who intend to join lessons in the presence will have to book their place through the University App (Lezioniunimi) by the instructions provided during their registration. The lessons of Mondays, however, will always be held remotely, synchronously, through the Microsoft Teams platform and respecting the published schedule. Also in this case, the lessons will be recorded and downloaded into the teacher's Ariel website.If the situation worsens, the lessons will be delivered remotely, always through the Microsoft Teams platform, and can be followed in synchronous according to the expected timetable or asynchronous because recorded by the same MS Teams platform and all downloaded into the teacher's Ariel website.
Course syllabus
Frontal teaching (64 hours frontal theorical lessons + 32 hours frontal excercises)
Matter, Measurement and Problem Solving. Atoms and Elements. Molecules, Compounds and Chemical Equations. Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions. Gases. Thermochemistry. The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom. Periodic Properties of the Elements. Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory. Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond theory, and Molecular Orbital theory. Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces. Solutions. Chemical Kinetics. Chemical Equilibrium. Acids and Bases. Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium. Free Energy and Thermodynamics. Coordination compounds. Electrochemistry.
Prerequisites for admission
The teaching of General, Inorganic Chemistry and Stoichiomery is the first course of Chemistry undertaken by the student at the beginning of the degree course; therefore it does not require prerequisites at university level. The basic knowledge of Mathematics and Physics acquired in the secondary school of second grade is enough for understanding the subjects.
Teaching methods
The lectures and frontal exercises take place in the classroom with projection of 'slides' in power point format. The students have at their disposal the Ariel website of the teacher, where various teaching materials are regularly published such as the slides of the lessons including the frontal exercises.
Teaching Resources
Lessons slides available at the teacher's Ariel website.
Any university textbook of General Chemistry, which deals with the topics of the program, and a workbook for the part of stoichiometry. Here are some suggestions:

Text book (choose one):
Tro. Chimica un Approccio Molecolare; Ed. EdiSES.
Whitten, Davis, Peck, Stanley. Chimica; Ed. Piccin.
Atkins, Jones, Laverman. Fondamenti di Chimica Generale; Ed. Zanichelli.
Chang, Goldsby. Fondamenti di Chimica Generale; Ed. McGraw Hill

Workbook (useful to integrate the numerous exercises carried out by the teacher during lessons):
Ugozzoli. Come risolvere i problemi di chimica; Ed. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination is a written test consisting in 5 stoichiometric exercises and 1 theoretical open question, for a maximum total score of 30/30 (with the potential addition of the praise, i.e. "lode"). The written test lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. In order to pass the exam the candidate must score a minimum of 18/30. There are no oral tests. During the course, each student may access some tests as self-evaluation tools to assess his/her knowledge level so far acquired. For each academic year, 7 examination dates are fixed in ordinary and extraordinary sessions.
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 10
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 64 hours