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SCO2045559, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LABORATORY OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge VINCENZO AMENDOLA CHIM/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 4.0 48 52.0 2
Lecture 2.0 16 34.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2014 30/11/2020 AMENDOLA VINCENZO (Presidente)
ANTONELLO SABRINA (Membro Effettivo)
DURANTE CHRISTIAN (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and physical chemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: Learning of the "experimental method" for measuring physical quantities with relative uncertainties. Verification and consolidation of concepts of thermodynamics and spectroscopy. Ability to draft scientific reports on the work.
Examination methods: Oral exam with discussion of the reports on laboratory experiments.
Assessment criteria: Ability to present arguments during the oral examination and the ability to draft scientific reports on laboratory experiments carried out.
Course unit contents: - Lectures:
Introduction to the theory of errors in laboratory measurements.
Outline the use of IT tools for data analysis.
Theory of ionic conductivity in solution.
Diffusion processes in the liquid phase.
Reminder of the UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence emission.
Electrochemical systems and equilibrium thermodynamics, variation of G, H and S related to redox processes.
Illustration of experiences, methodology and instrumentation with particular regard to the processing of experimental data.
- Laboratory experiments:
6 experiences are planned:
Determination of the ionic conductivity of a strong electrolyte in the aqueous phase;
Determination of the diffusion coefficient of a dye molecule in the aqueous phase (via UV / VIS);
Study of phenomena of collisional quenching of fluorescence;
Nanosensor for the colorimetric quantification of a peptide;
Determination of thermodynamic quantities by measurements of emf of a stack;
Determination of thermodynamic quantities by cyclic voltammetry.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Introductory theoretical lectures in the classroom followed by laboratory experiments.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes of teachers and specialist articles recommended to class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • P. Atkins, J. De Paula, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry. --: Oxford University Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo