ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

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Code
57017
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
7 credits during the 1st year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basic knowledge of equilibria and of classical analytical procedures based on volumetric  techniques. Development  of  chemical laboratory work skills and of computing and presenting experimental data.

PREREQUISITES

In order to attend lessons and laboratory of this course with good benefits, it is strongly reccommended to have already achieved knowledge of general chemistry and of basic laboratory practice. Students enrolled in Chemistry and Technological Chemistry course must attend all laboratory practice exercise of the General Chemistry Laboratory course before beginning practice exercise lessons.

Teaching methods

Attendance to lessons its not compulsory, but highly recommended. Attendance to practice exercises is compulsory, as well as those lessons where operative details of practice exercises will be illustrated. At the beginning of the course, the dates of these particular lessons will be notified. A special session will be planned to make up missed practice exercises.  

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Chemical equilibria: acid-base, complexometric, redox and precipitation equilibria. 

Volumetric analysis: basics, titration curves, indicators. Acid-base, complexometric, redox and  precipitation titrations.

Statistical evaluation of chemical data: random and systematic errors, accuracy and precision, standard deviation, confidence interval, signficance tests.

Practice exercises in laboratory regarding volumetric analyses. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Fondamenti di Chimica Analitica. Equilibri ionici e volumetria. Saini e Mentasti. Ed. Utet

Chimica analitica: una introduzione. Skoog West Holler. Ed. Edises

Fondamenti di chimica analitica. Skoog West Holler. Ed. Edises

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The teacher is always present in the Department. It is recommended to arrange an appointment by E-mail. 

Exam Board

MARINA DI CARRO (President)

MARIA CARMELA IANNI (President)

EMANUELE MAGI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Attendance to lessons its not compulsory, but highly recommended. Attendance to practice exercises is compulsory, as well as those lessons where operative details of practice exercises will be illustrated. At the beginning of the course, the dates of these particular lessons will be notified. A special session will be planned to make up missed practice exercises.  

 

LESSONS START

February 25th, 2019

ORARI

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ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 1

EXAMS

Exam description

The students who want to be submitted to the exam must registrate at least two days in advance on https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami/prenotazione.

The topics are specified in the detailed syllabus publicated on the "aulaweb" service, together with other material (slides, exercises) considered useful.

The exam is essentially oral. However, it will be preceded, on the same day, by a written exam, whose aim is just to filter off the unprepared students. Therefore only four outcomes will be communicated few hours after its end: excellent, good, sufficient and not sufficient. Only the students who have gained the first three grades will be admitted to the oral exam. The grade obtained during the written exam will not count for the final grade, except in two cases: who obtained “excellent” both in the written exam and in the laboratory evaluation can undergo a shorter oral exam, while  "sufficient" will permit to obtain a maximum  grade (that cannot be here specified because for every student it will depend on his/her laboratory evaluation). In any case, even the students who have got "excellent" may eventually fail the oral exam. Detailed rules regarding written exam mode, evaluations and final grade will be published on the “aulaweb” service at the beginning of the course.

The oral exam will involve questions both on theory and on practice exercises, and the student must demonstrate the achievment of the learning outcomes, both orally and writing formulas, chemical reactions, graphs and short exercises regarding topics of the course. When the commission will judge that the learning oucomes have not been reached, the students will be invited to repeat the exam in one of the subsequent dates. In this case, even the written exam must be repeated.

Assessment methods

The oral exam is always carried out by two teachers with several years of experience and will last 50-60 minutes. The exam is carried out in order to evaluate not only if  students have achieved the required knowledge, but even if they thoroughly understood them and if they are able to apply them to analytical problems. Being a theoretical and practical course, the commission evaluates also the behaviour of the students during practice exercises, if they are able to carry out analytical procedures in a correct way and to elaborate and present obtained data in written reports. 

Therefore, the commission is definitely able to verify with high accuracy if the student has reached or not the learning outcomes.

When the commission will judge that the learning oucomes have not been reached, the students will be invited to repeat the exam in one of the subsequent dates.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

In order to attend lessons and laboratory of this course with good benefits, it is strongly reccommended to have already achieved knowledge of general chemistry and of basic laboratory practice. Students enrolled in Chemistry and Technological Chemistry course must attend all laboratory practice exercise of the General Chemistry Laboratory course before beginning practice exercise lessons.