Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Antonio Grassi
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: CHIM/03 - General and inorganic chemistry
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims to transfer to the student the basic knowledge of general chemistry. The student will be directed to study the atomic and molecular structure, the periodic properties of the elements, the chemical bonds, the chemical reactions, the properties of gases and solutions as well as the quantitative aspects of general chemistry.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons

Information for students with disabilities and/or DSA.

As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

Composition and structure of matter: generalities, mixtures, chemical compounds, atoms, molecules and ions, molecular weight, atomic weight, concept of mole and Avogadro number; The structure of the atom: generalities, orbitals, ideal construction of atoms: Hund's principle of maximum multiplicity, the Aufbau rule, Pauli's exclusion principle, the periodic system of elements; The chemical bond: general information, valence bond theory, bond types: covalent bond (homeopolar, heteropolar), dative or coordination covalent bond, ionic bond, hydrogen bond, hints on molecular hybridization; Chemical reactions: generalities, oxidation number, formation of oxides, anhydrides, acids, bases and salts, nomenclature and balancing, redox and balancing reactions. Moles, equivalents and stoichiometry calculations. The gaseous state: pressure, volume, temperature. The laws of ideal gases (Boyle, Charles and Gay Lussac) and the gas equation of state. Avogadro's law; The condensed states: liquid state; Solutions of electrolytes and non-electrolytes: generalities, passage in solution, concentrations: percentage composition, molality, molarity, normality. General information on colligative properties. Electrolytic dissociation; Chemical equilibrium: general information, chemical equilibrium law, equilibrium constant, factors that affect the chemical equilibrium; Ionic equilibria in solutions: generalities, acid and base according to Arrhenius, Bronsted and Lowy, strength of an acid and a base, ionic product of water, pH, pH indicators, hydrolysis, buffer systems, acid-base titrations;

Textbook Information

  • Kotz-Treichel-Townsend (ed edizioni precedenti) - Chimica- EdiSeS M. Speranza-Chimica Generale ed Inorganica-Edi-Ermes

  • Chimica: materia, tecnologia, ambiente, Ivano Bertini Claudio Luchinat Fabrizio Mani, Prima edizione, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. Distribuzione esclusiva Zanichelli, Prima edizione 2016

  • Stechiometria per la chimica generale. P. M. Lausarot, G. A. Vaglio. Piccin