GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY+LABORATORY

GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY+LABORATORY

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Code
66881
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 8756 Biotechnology (L-2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biotechnology)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This is a General and Inorganic Chemistry course. Being  of basic level, the most of the subject should be part of students backìground. On the other hand, they will be resumed, studied with more detail and  widened, according to the knowledge necessary at University level.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is giving the students basic elements of general and inorganic chemistry, driving them to language and method of chemistry, supplying the necessary tools for a better understanding of chemical aspects in the following courses to be attended in their university studies.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is giving the students the basic elements of general and inorganic chemistry for University level, driving them to appropriate language and method of chemistry, and supplying the necessary tools for a better understanding of chemical aspects in the courses to be attended through their academic studies.

PREREQUISITES

The main prerequisite is having attended a course of general and Inorgamic Chemistry during High School. This is not mandatory on the formal point of view. However, the absence of a background should make more difficult attending a course based on retrieving and deepening general and inorganic chemistry basic notions. Moreover, a sufficient knowledge is necessary of the mathemathics, e.g. algebra and functions study, so as to understand and correctly use the formulae to be used in numeric exercises.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods

The course is provided through lectures and numerical exercises sessions.  The teaching material of both types is  mostly available in the Aulaweb site, including also detailed resolution of many exercises .Moreover, several  laboratory lessons, for which attendance is mandatory., will be  done

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Syllabus, contents.

General  introduction.  Homogeneous  and heterogeneous systems.   Pure substances, solutions of different types. Atoms and molecules. Geometric lattices, atomic number, atomic and molecular mass.  Empiric and molecular formulae. Formulae and reactions stoichiometry.  Oxidation number. Systematic inorganic chemistry.  Reaction types classification.  Reaction balance.

Atomic structure.  Atomic orbitals and their representation.  Aufbau rules.  Electronic configuration of elements.  Periodic properties.

Chemical bond. Ionic and covalent bond. Octet rule. Valence bond (VB) theory. Hybrid orbitals. VSEPR theory.  Intermolecular forces. Chemical equilibrium.  Equilibrium constant. Factors influencing  chemical equilibrium.  Ionic equilibria in aqueous solution.  Molecular and ionic solutions. Methods to  indicate concentration.

Ionic product of water.  Acidity, basicity and related equilibrium constants.  pH and pOH. Acids and bases: theories of Arrhenius, Brönsted and Lewis.  

Calculation of  pH for strong and weak acids and bases. Hydrolysis of salts.  Acid-base titrations.

Heterogeneous equilibria in aqueous solution.  Solubility and solubility product.  States of aggregation. Experimental laws for gases. Vapor pressure. Phase transitions and phase diagrams.

Solutions. Raoult law and deviations from ideality. Cryoscopy, ebullioscopy and osmotic pressure. Colligative properties and deviations from ideality for  electrolytes.

Electrochemistry.  Batteries.  Anode and cathode. Electrodes. Nernst formula. FEM of a cell. Concentration cells. pH meter. Electrolysis.  Electrolytes, processes at the electrodes. Faraday's laws.

Chemical kinetics. Reaction rate and related factors. Reaction mechanisms. Theories of collisions and of activated complex. Catalysts.

Laboratory: equipment and general techniques. Chemical reactions in aqueous solution. Identification tests of different types. Qualitative analysis.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

There is not a unique reference textbook, but the most of the material used during  lectures is largely reported on Aulaweb.
The recommended reference books are the followings, partly available at DCCI library:

The suggested book is :

Nivaldo J. Tro, Chimica, un approccio molecolare, EdiSES, Napoli, 2017

Further suitable books are:

R. Chang, K. Goldsby,  Fondamenti di Chimica Generale- McGraw-Hill – 2014

R. C. Bauer, J.P. Birk, P.S. Marks. Introduzione alla chimica, un approccio concettuale, II ed., Piccin, Padova, 2011

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: There is no specific day for office hours with students. When necessary, group of students can ask fthe teacher after the lectures, or by e-mail

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching methods

The course is provided through lectures and numerical exercises sessions.  The teaching material of both types is  mostly available in the Aulaweb site, including also detailed resolution of many exercises .Moreover, several  laboratory lessons, for which attendance is mandatory., will be  done

LESSONS START

October 1, 2019

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a written test and an oral interview. A minimum grade of the written test (18/30) Is mandatory  for access to the oral exam. The final vote takes account of both components. The written test votation expires after about 6 months (dipending on year period).After this time the written test is to br repeated.

Assessment methods


The written tests take place in the academic holiday, the dates published in the course of study site (www.biotecnologie.unige.it).
The oral interview generally place a few days later, according to the availability of  Committee and the needs of the students.
The days of written test will be indicated in the site www.biotecnologie.unige.it,
Through the written test the ability to apply the acquired theoretical concepts is evaluated, while in the oral test the acquisition of theoretical knowledge is examined. Access to the oral test is allowed only to students obtaining a minimum score  of 18/30 in written exam. Partecipation to all the laboratory exercises is compulsory to be admitted to the oral exam

FURTHER INFORMATION

For other questions about the course, write to the teacher at maccio@chimica.unige.it