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Unit GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Course
Biological sciences
Study-unit Code
GP004014
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Nadia Balucani
Teachers
  • Nadia Balucani - Didattica Ufficiale
  • Cristiano Zuccaccia - Didattica Ufficiale (Codocenza)
  • Alceo Macchioni - Didattica Ufficiale (Codocenza)
Hours
  • 28 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Nadia Balucani
  • 14 ore - Didattica Ufficiale (Codocenza) - Cristiano Zuccaccia
  • 7 ore - Didattica Ufficiale (Codocenza) - Alceo Macchioni
CFU
7
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Base
Area
Discipline chimiche
Sector
CHIM/03
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
Stechiometry and atomic theory of matter; Electronic structure of matter; thermodynamics; The solutions; Chemical equilibrium; Ionic equilibria in aqueous solutions; Electrochemical and chemical kinetics
Reference texts
Consult the teacher
Educational objectives
At the end of the course, students will have gained some basic knowledge of chemistry related to:
Atomic structure, thermodynamic principles, aggregation states, physical equilibria, laws of chemical equilibrium, acid / base reactions, redox reactions.
Prerequisites
The only prerequisites required are the basic notions of physics and mathematics given in higher education courses.
Teaching methods
Lectures followed by numerical exercises.
Other information
Optional but strongly recommended frequency
Learning verification modality
The exam consists of a written test with numerical applications related to the topics in the course. In case of a successful outcome (higher than or equal to 18/30) of the written test, it follows an oral interview in which the student's level of knowledge of the subject will be verified.
Extended program
- Stechiometry and atomic theory of matter - Determination of atomic masses and molecular formulas. Isotopes. Amount. Chemical formulas and chemical equations. Stoichiometric calculations. Nomenclature.

- Electronic material structure - Atomic models. Aufbau principle for poly-electronic atoms. Periodicity in atomic properties. Ionic bonds. Covalent bonds. Shape and structure of molecules.

- Gas, solid and liquid - Gas. Intermolecular forces and condensed states. Solid and liquid properties. Stages and status transitions.

- Thermodynamics - Entalpy in chemical transformations. Equilibrium. Spontaneous transformations.

- Solutions - Solution Composition and Preparation. Solubility principles. Colligative properties.

- Chemical Balance - Mass Act. Equilibrium constant. Factors that affect the state of equilibrium.

- Ionic equilibria in water - Properties of acids and bases. Brønsted-Lowry model. Balances involving acids and weak bases. Acid-base salt solution properties. Pad solutions. Solubility Balances.

- Electrochemicals and Chemical Kinetics - Oxide Reduction Reactions. Potential standards. Speed ¿¿and reaction order.
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