Academic Year 2015/2016 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 16
Scientific field: CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
Taught classes: 72 hours
Term / Semester: 1° and 2°

Detailed Course Content

  • Module II

    Theoretical lessons (3 CFU)


    · Basic on the electrochemical cells. Conductors of I and II species. Voltaic cells. Galvanic semielements. Hydrogen electrodes and standard electrode. Electrochemcal series. Free energy and electrical work. Nerst law. Electrochemical cells. Electrochemistry products and Faraday laws.

    Chemical bond and structure of solids

    • Classification of solids. Ionic and covalent solids.Ionic bond: lattice energy and Madelung constant. Structure of solids: amorphous and crystalline solids. Structures and properties of metals.

    Salt solubility in water

    · Solubility. Energy of the solubility process. Low solubility salt. Solubility equilibrium and solubility product.

    Chemistry of s-p elements

    • Introduction to the elements and periodic properties. Main groups: Hydrogen and groups 1°-2° and 13°-18°. General characteristics of the elements of the main groups. Natural abudance. Reactivity of the elements. Preparation methods. Compounds with hydrogen, oxygen and alogens. Salts and other compounds

    Preliminary notions on transition metals and coordination compounds



    Exercise and Lab practice (3 CFU)

    - Applications of the Nerst low and calcule of the f.e.m. pH effects..

    -Application of the Faraday law.

    -Exercises on solubility equilibrioum. Effect of common ions. Effects of the pH


    Laboratoy practice :

    • preparation of Daniel cell and concentration effects.

    • Water electrolisis and Faraday law

    • Preparation ofKNO3 (salnitro)

    • Determination of the solubility product of CaSO4×2H2O

    • Recognition and separation of the anions of the 2° group

    • Recognition of the following anions CO32-, Cl-, Br-and I-

    • Preparaation of the sylver-amonia complex and detemination of the complexation constant.

Textbook Information

  • Module II

    •1. On-line slides :

    •2 Bertini, Luchinat, Mani «Chimica Inorganica» Ambrosiana

    •3. John Kotz, Paul M. Treichel, John R. Townsend “Chimica”, EdiSES

    •4. Petrucci, Harwood, Herring, “Chimica Generale”, Piccin

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