Learning outcomes of the course unit
To introduce first year students of Physics degree to the basic concepts of chemistry
Course contents summary
Basic concepts of the atomic and molecular theory. Electronic structure of atoms. Basic concepts of chemical bonding. Molecular geometry and bonding theories. Intermolecular forces. Naming inorganic compounds. Chemical reactions. Stoichiometry. Gases, liquids and solids. Properties of solutions. Thermochemistry. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions equilibria. Acids and bases. The pH scale. Electrochemistry. Chemical Kinetics. Introduction to inorganic chemistry.
A.M. Manotti Lanfredi and A. Tiripicchio, Fondamenti di Chimica, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana; P. Atkins, L. Jones, Principi di Chimica, Zanichelli, Bologna