INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 WITH LABORATORY

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 WITH LABORATORY

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Code
65188
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
11 credits during the 2nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)
semester
Annual
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of the chemical behavior of the elements, in particular those belonging to s and p blocks of the periodic table. Key features of d and f block elements, with particular attention to their coordination chemistry. Knowledge of the practical aspects of coordination compounds synthesis and their characterization. Development of the ability to conduct team experiments and prepare reports on laboratory activities.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the chemical behavior of the elements of the s and p blocks of the periodic table, and of the fundamental characteristics of the elements of the “d” and “f” blocks, paying specific attention to the coordination chemistry. The laboratory activity will provide the skills necessary for the synthesis, characterization and purification of coordination compounds. The course also aims to develop the ability to conduct both individual and small group experiments and to write reports about laboratory activity. The reports are corrected during the course.

PREREQUISITES

To understand the covered topics, skills acquired during the general and inorganic chemistry course are required.

Teaching methods

The course includes classroom lectures, where the topics covered by the program and explanations of laboratory experiences are addressed. Furthermore, practical sessions are foreseen which include laboratory activities and written reports at the end of each activity. These reports are corrected by the teaching staff. Attendance is mandatory both at the practical session and at the pre-laboratory classroom lectures; during these lectures, written laboratory instructions are given.

A multiple-choice pre-laboratory test will be proposed via “Aulaweb” which refer to the skills acquired during the lectures and by reading the laboratory instructions. The student is required to answer correctly to all questions to be admitted to the practical session; it is possible to repeat the test until all queries are correctly answered.

A post-laboratory collegial discussion guided by the teacher is scheduled; it will concern problems encountered during practical activities also taking into account the revision of laboratory reports prepared by the students.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General properties of the elements in relation to the Periodic Table. Hydrogen. The s” and the “p” elements: physical and chemical properties, structure, reactivity, preparation of the elements and of their main compounds. General properties of the transition elements. Coordination compounds: stereochemistry, ligands and bonding theories (valence bond, crystal field and molecular orbital theories). Overview of rare earth and actinide elements. Introduction to phase equilibria of heterogeneous systems. The phase rule. Binary solid-liquid equilibria; invariant reactions.

Formation constant in octahedral complex. Thermodynamic stability, mechanism of ligand exchange in octahedral complex. Inorganic synthetic techniques, purification and characterization methods.

Synthesis, purification and characterization of the following inorganic compounds:

  • K3[Cr(C2O4)3]×H2O
  • [Co(NH3)6]Cl3
  • [Mn(acac)3]
  • Si(Ph)2(OH)2 e [(Ph)2SiO]4
  • [Co(NH3)4CO3]NO3
  • [Co(NH3)5Cl]Cl2
  • Copper(II) coordination chemistry: [Cu(en)2(H2O)2]2+, [Cu(H2O)6]2+ and [CuEDTA]2-
  • [NiCl2(PPh3)2]
  • [NiCl2dppe]

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chimica degli elementi – Vol. I e II - N.N. Greenwood, A. Earnshaw, Casa Editrice: Piccin Nuova Libraria (Padova)

Chimica Inorganica – J.E. Huheey, E.A. Keiter, R.L. Keiter, Casa Editrice: Piccin (Padova)

Chimica Inorganica – D.F.Shriver, P.W.Atkins, C.H.Langford, Casa Editrice: Zanichelli (Bologna)

Inorganic Structural Chemistry - Ulrich Müller, Casa Editrice Wiley.

Chimica Inorganica descrittiva – Geoff Rayner-Canham, Tina Overton, Casa Editrice Edises (2017).

G.S. Girolami, T.B. Rauchfuss, R.J. Angelici, Synthesis and Technique in Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd edition, 1999, University Science Books

Teaching material provided by the teachers.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Everyday, by appointment.

Ricevimento: Everyday, by appointment.

Exam Board

ADRIANA SACCONE (President)

SIMONA DELSANTE (President)

PAOLA RIANI

ANNA MARIA CARDINALE

PAVLO SOLOKHA

NADIA PARODI

MAURO GIOVANNINI

SERENA DE NEGRI

GABRIELE CACCIAMANI

DIEGO COLOMBARA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes classroom lectures, where the topics covered by the program and explanations of laboratory experiences are addressed. Furthermore, practical sessions are foreseen which include laboratory activities and written reports at the end of each activity. These reports are corrected by the teaching staff. Attendance is mandatory both at the practical session and at the pre-laboratory classroom lectures; during these lectures, written laboratory instructions are given.

A multiple-choice pre-laboratory test will be proposed via “Aulaweb” which refer to the skills acquired during the lectures and by reading the laboratory instructions. The student is required to answer correctly to all questions to be admitted to the practical session; it is possible to repeat the test until all queries are correctly answered.

A post-laboratory collegial discussion guided by the teacher is scheduled; it will concern problems encountered during practical activities also taking into account the revision of laboratory reports prepared by the students.

LESSONS START

Starting at September 23rd , 2019.  See the timetable at http://www.chimica.unige.it/didattica/Home_CTC

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is oral and is always carried out by two tenured professors.  The proposed questions are related to the topics covered during the lectures and during the laboratory sessions considering also the reports completed by the students. The exam lasts at least 60 minutes.

Assessment methods

Teachers can verify with high accuracy the achievement of learning outcomes, taking into account the aforementioned exam description. The laboratory activities, for which students must submit a written report, are also taken into account. When goals are not achieved, student has to deepen the study and are requested to ask for further explanations. The CCS ensures the correspondence between the exam topics and those actually covered during the course. To this aim, at the end of the course, the lecture register is published in the reserved area of the CCS website.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale