cod. 14785

Academic year 2014/15
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Chimica generale e inorganica (CHIM/03)
Discipline chimiche
Type of training activity
63 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Aim of the course is to give the fundamental knowledge in order to understand and apply the concepts of general and inorganic chemistry, with particular regard to the study of matter in its different aggregation states and to the study of chemical transformations (chemical reactions). The knowledge acquired by the student will be used by the student in the subsequent courses containing chemical-physic concepts. The practice activity (stoichiometry and laboratory) will be aimed at practicing the student with qualitative and quantitative analysis, by using all the concepts acquired during the frontal lessons.


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Course unit content

Atomic theory basis. Chemical bond, from atoms to molecules. Thermodynamic and equilibrium. States of matter (gaseous, liquid and solid). Phase transitions and phase equilibrium. Solution properties. Behaviour of acids, bases and salts in acqueous solutions. pH of acqueous solutions. Electrochemistry. Kinetic. Brief outlines of organic chemistry.

Full programme

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1) C.KOTZ, P.TREICHEL, J.TOWNSEND: "Chimica", EdiSES; 2) R.H.PETRUCCI, W.S.HARWOOD: "Chimica generale",Piccin; 3)P.ATKINS, L.JONES: "Principi di chimica",Zanichelli

Teaching methods

Class lectures, class practices (stoichiometry) and, when possible, laboratory practices. The stoichiometry practices will be devoted to chemical reactions, concentration of solutions, pH of acqueous solutions. The laboratory practices will be carried out individually with the aim of evidencing some phenomenon described during the frontal lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

The student should be able to explain the concepts acquired during the course by using an appropriate language and by connecting the different chapters of the program properly. The examination will be constituted by a written test (some questions dealing with the fundamental aspects of the program and some stoichiometry exercises). The student will be admitted to the oral examination only after having passed the written examination.

Other information

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