The aim of the course is to give the fundamental chemical concepts required to face the study of Chemistry. Particular emphasis is given to three aspects of the modern chemistry, the structural, energetic and kinetic ones, involved in all chemical problems. The theoretical treatment of the fundamental concepts is followed by examples. Care is given to teach formal correctness of language, and to highlight connections among different parts of the program.
Specific targets: students will acquire:
D1: basic knowledge of the nomenclature and chemical terminology. Basic knowledge of the properties of elements and compounds and of the Periodic Table. Basic knowledge of the structure and stereochemistry of elements and compounds. Basic knowledge of the description of the states of the matter. Basic knowledge of thermodymnamics, electrochemistry, gas theory, kinetics and applications. Basic knowledge of chemical transformations, catalysis, and mechanistic interpretation of chemical phenomena.
D2: students will master: execution of stoichiometric calculations, energetic calculations, equilibrium constants, reaction orders, and formal interpretation basic chemical and physical knowledge.
D3: students will develop correlation between experimental observation and theorical knowledge
D4: students will communicate scientific data and concepts with appropriate terminology within a collaborative environment
D5: students will understand the concepts that will be developed in the higher levels of the educational career