The course aims to provide the essential concepts of general chemistry for the study of materials, their properties and their interactions with the environment; emphasize the relationship between chemical science and practical and technological applications; increase students' awareness of the importance of chemistry and science in contemporary life and industrial activity.
Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course the student will have integrated his knowledge on the basic chemical-physical phenomena that regulate the behavior of matter; will have learned the basics of the main techniques for the study of materials; will be able to understand (and illustrate) in a qualitative way the functioning of the main investigation techniques; will have knowledge concerning the synthesis of new materials.
Applying knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course the student will have developed the ability to recognize the chemical-physical characteristics of materials on the basis of knowledge of their structure; will be able to describe and compare the characteristics of analytical/spectroscopic techniques for the study of materials.
Making judgements: at the end of the course the student must have the tools to critically evaluate the advantages and limitations of the studied techniques; you must have acquired the ability to recognize and develop links between different parts of the course and with basic concepts covered in other courses.
Communication skills: at the end of the course the student must have developed linguistic skills sufficient to communicate the acquired knowledge in a clear, concise and effective way, using the correct scientific vocabulary, in order to correctly describe complex concepts in an understandable language.