The aim of the class is to deliver the basic scientific knowledge to interpret the chemical and physico-chemical phenomena and to describe the fundamental aspects and the nature of the main technological and industrial chemical processes.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course aims to provide students the ability to understand and solve issues related to:
Interpretation and stoichiometric balance of chemical reactions.
Elementary chemical properties of liquids, gases and solutions.
Structure of ionic solids, covalent, metallic and molecular.
Thermodynamics, equilibrium and kinetics related to chemical and electrochemical systems.
Basic knowledge of organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry.
Water, Air, and Soil pollution
Atomic structure of the matter: atomic models, quantum numbers, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Pauli exclusion principle.
Nuclear energy and radioactivity: Radioactive emissions, half-life.
Atomic bonds: covalent, ionic, metallic bond, hydrogen bond, weak bonds.
Inorganic nomenclature: Oxides, anhydrides, hydroxides, acids, Salts.
Introduction to organic chemistry: nomenclature, polymers.
Stoichiometry of the chemical reactions, concentration of the solutions, quantitative exercises.
The gas laws: Boyle’s, Charles’s, Gay-Lussac’s and Avogadro’s laws, ideal and real gas law, the volume of gases in the chemical reactions.
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics: 1° and 2° principle of Thermodynamics, Enthalpy, Entropy, free Energy.
Chemical equilibriums: the equilibrium constant, relation between free energy and equilibrium.
Heterogeneous equilibrium: state diagrams.
Chemical kinetic: reaction order, Arrhenius’s law.
The solutions: pH and the hydrolysis.
Electrochemical systems: batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis.
Water, Air and Soil Pollution.
- M. Panizza, G. Cerisola, Esercizi di chimica per Ingegneria, Ed. ECIG.
- A. Barbucci, M. Panizza, Dispense di Chimica
- Dispense del corso disponibili e scaricabili dal sito del corso su http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/
- Conoscere la chimica. Fondamenti di chimica generale e inorganica con elementi di chimica organica, Zanello Piero, Gatto Roberto, Zanoni Robertino, Editore: CEA
Ricevimento: On appointment
MARCO PANIZZA (President)
Written test. Oral interview.
The exam consists of a written test which includes exercises and theoretical questions with optional oral (the student who has passed the written test with vote greater than or equal to 18/30 can decide whether to take an oral examination or accept the written test). The oral examination will be mainly directed to ensure a proper understanding of the theory discussed in the course.
Some knowledge on fundamentals of mathematics,