FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW MATERIALS
cod. 1005639

Academic year 2019/20
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor
GRAIFF Claudia
Academic discipline
Fondamenti chimici delle tecnologie (CHIM/07)
Field
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

Emphasize the relationship between science and practical applications and industrial chemistry. Increasing the students' awareness of the importance of chemistry and science in contemporary life and industrial activity.

Prerequisites

A solid background in chemistry is recommended.

Course unit content

We recall some basic concepts of general chemistry such as the connection between the structure of matter and the chemical and physical properties.
Basic concepts of chemical bonding and intermolecular forces. Study of the solid state. The unit cell. Interaction between X rays and the crystal lattices. The X ray diffraction methodology as a technique for the investigation of materials. UV-visible spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. Fluorescence and phosphorescence.
Basic concepts of electrochemistry. Galvanic and electrolytic cells. Commercial cells. Accumulators. Lead accumulators. Lithium ions generators.
Synthesis, characterization and properties of polymeric materials. Polyaddition and polycondesation reactions.
Sol gel methodology in the synthesis of colloidal materials. Gel, xerogel and aerogel. Ceramics materials.
Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. SEM, AFM and STM techniques.

Full programme

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Bibliography

W. F. Smith, J. Hashemi; Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali. Mc Graw-Hill
W. D. Callister, D. G. Rethwisch, Scienza e Ingegneria dei materiali. EdiSES
Slides provided by the professor.

Teaching methods

Oral lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Written questions.

Other information

Attendance is recommended