ADVANCED CHEMISTRY

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Code
60282
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10375 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide notions related to:

  • Inorganic chemistry complements: periodic table and structure and reactivity of the elements of the main groups, basic notions on the production of metals, for example pig iron and steel
  • Organic chemistry complements: notions on the classification of i) natural, ii) artificial polymers
  • Theory and calculation: solubility and calculations, binary diagram phases, consumption of organic coatings.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with the basic notions on: periodic table and reactivity of the elements of the main groups, metal extraction processes, for example pig iron and steel, binary diagram phases, the classification of polymers, organic coatings.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures, exercises and drafting of a report in a group) and individual study will allow the student to:

  • describe, discuss and make comparisons on the structures and properties of the elements (and compounds) of the main groups of the periodic table
  • know the ways for production of cast iron and steel
  • operate on single and binary phase diagrams (solid/liquid and liquid/vapour systems) qualitatively and quantitatively (level rule)
  • know the classification of polymeric materials depending on nature: natural polymers, with particular attention to properties and reactivity of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins, nucleic acids; synthetic polymers with particular attention to protective organic coatings
  • solve problems related to the solubility of aqueous solutions
  • evaluate the consumption parameters of organic protective coatings

PREREQUISITES

For a successful learning, basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and physics is required, but no formal prerequisites are foreseen.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in the classroom. The presentation of theoretical contents alternates exercises aimed at favoring the learning and application of theoretical arguments to specific applications.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program develops the following topics:

Introduction to the course

Periodic table

Representative elements of main groups: structures, compounds and reactivity. Hydrogen. Group 1 and 2 (alkaline and alkaline-earth metals). Group 13 (Boron and Aluminum). Groups 14 (Carbon and Silicon). Group 15 (Nitrogen and Phosphorous). Group 16 (Oxygen and Sulphur). Group 17 Halogens. Transition metals and coordination compounds.

Metal production

Metal extraction: preliminary phases.

Pyrometallurgy: Ellingham diagram
The blast furnace: structure, functioning and main reactions. Scheme of a steel plant. Conversion processes: Linz-Donawitz, LD
Classification of cast irons and steels

Single and Binary phase diagrams

Refrattari

Introduction and raw materials

Silice e ciclo produttivo

Silico-alluminosi

Laboratory tests

 

Aqueous solutions

Solubility

Polymers

Classification

Copolymers

Poliaddition and policondensation
Termoplastic polymers

Termostting polymers

Organic coatings

Composition
Classification based on the type of action, cycle and binder
DFT, WFT, dilution, practical consumption, dead volume
The technical sheet, examples of calculations on organic coatings (exercises)

Natural polymers

Structure of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins, nucleic acids.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The didactic material used during the lessons will be available in Aulaweb. The notes taken during the lessons and the material in aulaweb are sufficient for the preparation of the exam.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Contact me by email: marina.delucchi@unige.it

Office hours: The teacher is available to students every Thursday and Friday from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm for any clarification and/or deepening and, by appointment via email, on any other occasion consistently with other institutional commitments.

Office hours: By appointment. E-mail: Elisabetta.Finocchio@unige.it, phone: 010.3352919

Exam Board

MARINA DELUCCHI (President)

ATTILIO CONVERTI

ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in the classroom. The presentation of theoretical contents alternates exercises aimed at favoring the learning and application of theoretical arguments to specific applications.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final test of the module consists in passing a written test, composed of 4 questions, which may require a theoretical answer or a numerical sequence. Each question can be evaluated at most 8 points based on the correctness and completeness of the answer.
Students who have passed the written test with a minimum grade of 18/30 will be able to:
• accept the vote obtained
• take an oral test: in the oral exam one can increase the evaluation, but one can also be rejected, in this case losing the vote of the written exam and therefore having to re-take the written exam in the subsequent sessions
• freeze the vote: whoever obtains a vote that he does not consider adequate for her/his preparation, may decide to repeat the exam in subsequent sessions. Attention: whoever evaluates the new written exam, definitively loses the vote of the previous exam.
Three exam sessions will be available for the 'winter' session (January, February and during the educational break provided by the Scuola Politenica at Easter) and 4 calls for the 'summer' session (June, July, September and during the autumn break provided by the Polytechnic School). No extraordinary appeals will be granted outside the periods indicated by the Polytechnic School, except for students who have not included in the study plan training activities in the current academic year.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of depth of each topic will be given during the lessons. The written test focuses on 3 theoretical questions, on the topics of the program, and 1 application calculation similar to the exercises done in class. The oral exam includes theoretical questions (not exercises) on the topics indicated in the program. The exam aims to ascertain the knowledge of the teaching and the ability to apply the theoretical bases to general or specific cases of practical interest. The quality of the writing/speaking, the correct use of the technical terminology, the schematic and the synthesis capacity will also be evaluated.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2022 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/02/2022 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/06/2022 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
21/07/2022 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/09/2022 15:00 GENOVA Scritto