CHEMISTRY PART 1

CHEMISTRY PART 1

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Code
56542
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10375 INGEGNERIA CHIMICA E DI PROCESSO (L-9) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8716 Electrical Engineering (L-9) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (INGEGNERIA CHIMICA E DI PROCESSO )
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

Study of chemical and chemical-physical basic of technologies, with particular reference to materials, properties and interaction with the environment, providing a synthesis of common principles of state and transformation of matter.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To supply a basic chemical culture, required to describe the behaviour of the materials and to face the interpretation of the natural, environmental and technological processes.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

State of matter: atom structure; chemical bonds and weak interactions; amorphous and crystalline solids; liquids; gas.

Relationships between structure and electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties.

Chemical reactivity basics: introduction to thermodynamics and chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; aqueous solutions; electrochemistry. Numerical applications.

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises.Practical abilities are tested during numerical exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Nature of the matter: quantization of energy and wave nature of the matter; Schrodinger equation an atomic structure; periodic properties of the elements; valence bond theory and molecular orbitals; band structure theory in the solids; amorphous and crystalline structure of solids; properties of liquids; perfect and imperfect gases; mechanical, electric and magnetic properties.

Fundamentals of the chemical reactivity: first law of thermodynamic; enthalpy in chemical reactions; second law of thermodynamic and spontaneous change; entropy and third law of thermodynamic; spontaneous chemical reaction and Gibbs function; chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams of pure and mixed compounds; aqueous solutions, strong acids and bases,  weak acids and bases, solubility of salts; electrochemistry and Nernst law; reduction potentials, electrolytic cells and faraday law; voltaic cells and storage battery; metallurgy and metal corrosion, rate of reaction and kinetic models; Arrhenius law, transition complex and catalysis.

Numerical applications: units; nomenclature of chemical compounds; mole; formulas; atomic and molecular weight; chemical reactions; gas laws; concentrations; colligative properties; thermodynamics and thermochemistry; electrochemistry; shift of the chemical equilibrium; pH.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Theory

ins, L. Jones, Fondamenti di chimica generale, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2014;
M. Speranza, Chimica generale e inorganica, Edi.Ermes, Milano, 2013;
D.W. Oxtoby, H.P. Gills, A. Campion, Chimica moderna, EdiSES, Napoli 2012;
R. Chang, Fondamenti di chimica generale, McGrow-Hill, Milano, 2009;
R.H. Petrucci, W.S Harwood, F.G. Herring, Chimica generale, Piccin, Padova, 2004;
M.S. Silberberg, Chimica, McGrow-Hill, Milano 2004;
V. Lorenzelli, Elementi di Chimica per le Facoltà di Ingegneria, Genova, Ed. Univ., 1994;

Exercises

M. Panizza, G. Cerisola, Esercizi di Chimica per Ingegneria, ECIG, Genova, 2003.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Teacher's Office, Polo Marconi in La Spezia, student reception by appointment.

Exam Board

GIANGUIDO RAMIS (President)

MARCO PANIZZA

ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO

GIACOMO CERISOLA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises.Practical abilities are tested during numerical exercises.

LESSONS START

According to Degree Programmes

EXAMS

Exam description

Written and oral examinations

Assessment methods

The written test is designed to establish only the minimum level of knowledge required to gain access to the next oral exam and does not have a numerical evaluation. It is based on a nine-question solution, both of a theoretical and numerical nature, similar to those discussed in the exercises and present in the appropriate section available in Aulaweb on the following topics: nomenclature of inorganic and organic compounds; Balancing exchange and redox reactions; Stoichiometric calculations; Application of the perfect gas law; radiochemistry; Electronic configurations of atoms, ionic compounds and biatomic molecules; Chemical bond; Thermodynamic and thermochemical; PH calculation for strong and weak electrolytes; electrochemistry; Chemical equilibrium; Status diagrams with 1 and 2 components; Electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties of materials; Chemical kinetics; metallurgy. The test is considered to be overcome with a number of exact answers greater than or equal to 5.

The oral test evaluates the basics chemistry knowledge necessary for the technological development of the process of transforming matter into safety and respectful of the environment. It is based on 3 questions of equivalent weight for evaluation purposes and drawn from the essential contents of the teaching related to: 1) the structure of matter; 2) transformation of matter; 3) relationship between structure and material properties.