66907 - General Chemistry (M-Z)

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Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

The student acquires the fundamental knowledge on Chemistry and understands its importance as a central, useful, and creative branch of science. He also learns how to solve practical and numerical problems.

Course contents

Atomic structure. Periodic table. Periodic properties of the elements: electronegativity, atomic and ionic radius, ionization energy. Nature and types of chemical bonds: covalent, ionic and metallic bond.Orbitals. Molecules. Molecular interactions. Properties of gas. Properties of solutions. Chemical reactions. Thermochemistry. Chemical Kinetics. Catalysis. Chemical equilibrium. Acids and bases. Solubility. Principles of electrochemistry. Redox reactions.


- CHIMICA Kotz , Treichel , Townsend 6° ed. EDISES

- CHIMICA un approccio molecolare Tro, 2° edizione EDISES

- PRINCIPI di CHIMICA Atkins et al. 4° edizione ZANICHELLI

- CHIMICA GENERALE Petrucci et al. 11° edizione PICCIN

-- Qualunque libro di livello universitario già posseduto

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussions with students. A large number of exercises will be carried out by the teacher during the lessons. At least three laboratory experiments will be performed.

Assessment methods

Written examen. The student should answer to at least 10 questions, regarding knowledge of basic principles of chemistry and stoichiometric exercises. The final result is the average between the quotation obtained in the theory and in the laboratory examen.

Teaching tools

Overhead projector, Power Point slides, laboratory instruments.

Office hours

See the website of Silvia Panzavolta