GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding.
The Course of General and Inorganic Chemistry intends to provide, on the basis of the interpretation and analysis of experimental data, the fundamental concepts needed to conduct the study of Biology. The theoretical treatment of many topics is followed by stoichiometric calculations that facilitate the understanding and deepening of chemical phenomena.
Applying knowledge and understanding.
The educational objective of the course is to come to acquire a simple language that can express clearly and with scientific rigor the development of a practical event and place in relation to the theoretical concept.
Course contents summary
Atomic structure. The periodic classification of the elements. Chemical equations and chemical arithmetic. Types of chemical bonds. Molecular geometry and bonding. Intermolecular forces. Aggregated states of matter. Phase equilibria. Solutions. Foundamentals of chemical thermodynamics. Chemical equilibrium. Ionic solutions. Calculations of ionic equilibrium. Galvanic cells and the driving force of chemical reactions. Chemical Kinetics. Electrolysis. Metal complexes. Main representative and transition elements.
J. C. Kotz, P. M. Treichel, J. R. Townsend. Chemistry&chemical reactivity. VII Ed., 2009. Thomson Brooks/Cole.
P. Michelin Lausarot, G. A. Vaglio. Stechiometria per la chimica generale, 2005. PICCIN (PD).
I. Bertini, C. Luchinat, F. Mani. Stechiometria un avvio allo studio della chimica. 5° edizione, 2009. C. E. A. (MI).
Class lectures and exercises.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written (problems) and oral exam.