Academic Year 2021/2022 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff: Maria Elena FRAGALA'
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
Taught classes: 28 hours
Laboratories: 24 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understanding the fundamental principle and the main characteristics of the of reactivity of s-p elements and their compounds correlated to their electronic structure and spatial geometry.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding how to use the chemical laws and learned concepts in order to solve theoretical and practical problems in a logical and deductive way. Knowing of models and theories required to rationalize and predict s-p elements’ reactivity.

Judgment skills in evaluating the structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds and ability to correlate macroscopic phenomena to chemical bond nature.

Communication skills in communicating the knowledge learned and the results of their application using appropriate terminology, both in oral and written fields. Knowing how to interact with the teacher and students in a respectful and constructive way, especially during work carried out in groups.

Learning skills in taking notes, selecting and collecting information according to their importance and priority.

Detailed Course Content

  • Electronic structure of atoms
  • Structure and bonding in Molecules
  • Molecular Orbital Theory: Electronic structures of diatomic molecules and more complexes molecules AXn ( H20, NH3, CH4) molecules
  • Acid and Bases. HSAB Theory
  • Redox properties of elements: Latimer diagrams. Frost diagrams. Metals preparation by mineral reduction
  • Solis State: Metal, alloys, oxides and halides.
  • Elemental properties of sp groups elements

Textbook Information

  • Peter Atkins et al. ‘Chimica Inorganica’, Zanichelli,
  • G.L. Miessler- D.A. Tarr ‘Chimica Inorganica’
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson ‘Chimica Inorganica’, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana