Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide to the students of the first year the fundamental knowledge of the inorganic chemistry with a particular attention to the properties of the elements and their main compounds, to the chemical reactions and the more common industrial processes.
Course contents summary
Electrical conductivity. Electrolytic dissociation. Electrolysis. Faraday laws. Galvanic cells. Electrodes. Reduction potentials and applications. Corrosion.
Description of all the groups of the periodical table. Nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Binary compounds of hydrogen and oxygen. Properties of the following elements and their main compounds: hydrogen, alkali and alkaline-earth metals, aluminium, carbon, silicon, tin, lead, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulphur, halogens, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, silver, zinc and mercury.
General properties. Coordination number and geometry.
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- D. W. Oxtoby, N. H. Nachtrieb, 'Chimica Moderna', EDISES, Napoli
- P. Michelin Lausarot, G. A. Vaglio, 'Stechiometria', Ed. Piccin, Padova
- L. Malatesta, 'Compendio di Chimica Inorganica', Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano
Written and oral examinations