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SC01122912, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMISTRY (Ord. 2018)
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHEMISTRY OF INORGANIC MATERIALS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GAETANO GRANOZZI CHIM/03
Other lecturers MARZIO RANCAN 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 12 13.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2020/21 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019/20 01/04/2018 30/11/2020 GRANOZZI GAETANO (Presidente)
RANCAN MARZIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: General Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: Principles of solid state chemistry. Ability to predict and correlate the structure and properties of selected classes of inorganic materials. Acquisition of knowledge on the main synthetic innovative approaches in materials chemistry and the factors that regulate the functional properties of solids.
Examination methods: The examination consists in an interview (about 45 min.) focusing on the following aspects:
i) presentation of a subject chosen by the candidate;
ii) presentation of one or more synthesis techniques of inorganic materials;
iii) presentation of one or more characterization techniques of inorganic materials;
Assessment criteria: Evaluation criteria are the clarity and propriety of language, the accuracy in the presentation of the subjects, the in-depth examination of the arguments, the ability to understand the relationships between composition, structure and functional properties of selected classes of inorganic materials.
Course unit contents: 1. Structure of inorganic materials: principles of crystallography, types of solids (crystalline, amorphous, polymeric and nanodimensional), role of defects in real solids. 2. Thermodynamics of interfaces and transformations in solids. Nucleation and growth. Reactions at the interface. 3. Materials and surfaces. Porous materials (mesoporous materials, zeolites, aerogels). 4.Correlations between composition, structure, property and functionality. 5. Innovative synthesis processes: solution processes (sol-gel, hydrothermal techniques), vapor phase processes (vapor-solid, CVD, PVD, MBE), aerosol processes, combustion synthesis methods, solid-state reactions, reactions intercalation. 6. Advanced spectroscopic and microscopic analysis techniques for the study of materials. 7. Catalytic and photocatalytic, sensor, optical, electrical properties of various inorganic materials (spinels, perovskites, silicates, intercalation compounds, inorganic polymers and organic-inorganic hybrids, glass and ceramic materials, discrete and extended metal-supramolecular architectures).

During the laboratory practice inorganic materials will be prepared and characterized using some of the techniques of synthesis and characterization illustrated in the classroom. In particular, materials will be developed for applications in the field of pollutant degradation and specific photophysical properties.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures are carried out through the use of slides for the schematization of the contents and the discussion of the concepts that require the representation of the structures of solids. Participation to specialized seminars.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture slides, Lecture notes, scientific articles
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ulrich Schubert, Nicola Husing, Synthesis of Inorganic Materials. --: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Anthony R. West, Solid State Chemistry and its Applications. --: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Granozzi, Chimica dello Stato Solido e delle Superfici. Padova: Cleup, 1999.
  • L. Smart, E. Moore, Solid State Chemistry. An Introduction,. --: Chapman& Hall, 1995. second edition Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory

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