Academic Year 2020/2021 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Santo DI BELLA
Credit Value: 12
Scientific field: CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
Taught classes: 42 hours
Exercise: 48 hours
Laboratories: 24 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course is aimed to learn the basic concepts of general chemistry and stoichiometry.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons; numerical exercises ; laboratory exercises.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

1. Composition of matter and chemical reactions: balance of chemical reactions and stoichiometry

2. The atomic theory: first atomic models, modern atomic theory, electron configuration of atoms, the periodic table of elements

3. The chemical bonding: the Lewis structures, the covalent bond: valence bond and molecular orbital models

4. Thermochemistry and principles of thermodynamics

5. Aggregation states of the matter: Gases and their properties; Intermolecular forces: liquids and solids

6. Solutions and their properties

7. Chemical kinetics

8. Principles of the chemical equilibrium

9. Acids and bases

10. Chemical laboratory: Synthesis of some simple oxides, crystallization techniques, acid-base titrations.

Textbook Information

1. Slides of lessons:

2 R. H. Petrucci, F. G. Herring, J. D. Madura, C. Bissonnette "General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications", 11th Edition, Pearson

3. J. Kotz, P. M. Treichel, J. R. Townsend “Chimica”, EdiSES

4. A cura di M. Speranza “Chimica Generale e Inorganica”, edi-ermes

5. Michelin Lausarot P.; Vaglio G. A., “Fondamenti di Stechiometria”