Learning the fundamentals of chemistry, aimed at understanding the chemical aspects of the following courses. Numerical exercises and laboratory experiments was planned to support the understanding of the course topics.


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CHEMICAL NOMENCLATURE: classes of inorganic compounds, minimum formula, molecular and structural formula, classes of chemical reactions, organic compounds: hydrocarbons, alcohols, and amines (8 H)
ATOMIC NATURE OF MATTER: atomic structure, atomic mass, mole, isotopes, electromagnetic radiation, Bohr and Schroedinger electronic structure, periodic properties (8 H)
CHEMICAL BOND THEORIES: covalent bond, Lewis structures, VSEPR geometry, ionic bond, electrostatic weak bonds (8 H)
CHEMICAL-PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PHASES OF MATTER: laws of gases, properties of liquids, Clausius Clapeyron's law, classification and properties of solids, phase transitions and state diagrams (6 H)
TWO-COMPONENT SYSTEMS: solutions, concentration units, the solubility of gases, liquids and solids, colligative properties (6 H)
THERMODYNAMICS AND THERMOCHEMICS, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, principles of thermodynamics, Hess's law, the spontaneity of reactions and the Gibbs energy (8 H)
CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM: gas equilibrium, the law of mass action, properties of the equilibrium constant, Van't Hoff's law, Le Chatelier's principle (4 H)
EQUILIBRIA IN WATER SOLUTION: acid-base equilibria, pH, strong and weak acids and bases, polyprotic acids and bases, hydrolysis reactions, buffer solutions, neutralization reactions, solubility product (8 H)
LABORATORY EXPERIENCES AND NUMERICAL EXERCISES: practical exercises and numerical exercises on the topics of the course (24 H)

Core Documentation

“Elementi di Chimica” di Palmisano , Marci, Costantini, Luciani, Schiavello (IIa edizione)- EDISES

"Esercizi di chimica generale" di Alessandro Del Zotto - EDISES
“Stechiometria per la chimica generale” di Paola Michelin Lausarot, G. Angelo Vaglio - PICCIN

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures in the classroom, numerical exercises of chemical calculations, problem-solving.

Type of evaluation

The written exam consists of solving problems of stoichiometry, nomenclature, and representation of chemical formulas (2,5-3 h). Passing the written test allows admission to the oral test. The oral exam consists of a written test on 4-5 topics from all the topics of the course, followed by an interview.