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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG19101298, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0058, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
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 ALBERTO GASPAROTTO CHIM/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 8.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 2
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 GASPAROTTO ALBERTO (Presidente)
RUZZA PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
9 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 GASPAROTTO ALBERTO (Presidente)
RUZZA PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Base-level knowledge on chemistry and mathematics
Target skills and knowledge: Through theoretical lectures and practical exercises, students will acquire knowledge on fundamental chemistry. The resolution of numerical exercises regarding the topics dealt during theoretical lessons will also make the student familiar with a scientific approach toward various chemical topics.
Examination methods: Written exam regarding stochiometry exercises and theoretical questions
Assessment criteria: Students' evaluation will consist of a written exam including stochiometry exercises and theoretical questions regarding the various topics dealt during lectures.
Course unit contents: 1st CFU: Fundamental laws of chemistry. Mass unit and mole. Atomic structure. Quantum numbers and electronic shells. The Aufbau principle. Periodic table and periodic properties. Nomenclature. Oxidation state and balanced chemical equations.
2nd CFU: Ionic, metallic and covalent bond. Bonds in solids. Lewis formulas. Introduction to molecular orbitals. Hybrid orbitals and VSEPR theory. Hydrogen bond.
3rd CFU: The gaseous state. Laws describing the gas behavior. The ideal gas law and pertaining systems of units. Gas dissociation. The liquid state. Phase diagram of water. Solutions and their properties. Composition of solutions. Colligative properties and dissolved species.
4th CFU: Introduction to thermodynamics. Spontaneous processes and thermodynamic equilibrium. The law of mass action. Description of equilibrium constant for homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.
5th CFU: Equilibria in aqueous solutions. Acids and bases according to Brönsted and Lewis theories. pH and acidity scale. Conjugate acids and bases and relationship between Ka and Kb. Strength of moniprotic and polyprotic acids and bases. Equilibrium constant. Amphoteric species, hydrolysis and buffer solutions.
6th CFU: Acid-base titrations and indicators. Solubility, precipitation and solubility product. The effect of pH on solubility.
7th CFU: Galvanic cells. Cell potential, role of concentration and Nerst equation. Standard redox potentials. Examples of batteries. Electrolysis and Faraday laws.
8th CFU: Introduction to inorganic chemistry, with examples regarding to 1st and 2nd group elements, as well as N,P,S,O and transition metals.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Learning activities will include theoretical lessons and numerical exercises. Optional: lab activities on general chemistry experiments.
Additional notes about suggested reading: A list of general and inorganic chemistry textbooks will be suggested to students. Slides and notes of the lessons held by the teacher will be also provided.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Martin S. Silberberg, Chimica – La natura molecolare della materia e delle sue trasformazioni – seconda edizione. --: Mc Graw Hill, --.
  • I. Bertini, C. Luchinat, F. Mani, Chimica – Seconda edizione. --: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, --.
  • P. Michelin Lausarot, G. A. Vaglio, Stechiometria per la Chimica Generale. --: Ed. Piccin, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Peloso, Problemi di Chimica Generale. --: Libreria Internazionale Cortina, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R. Chang, K. Goldsby, Fondamenti di Chimica Generale. --: McGraw Hill Education, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Responsible Consumption and Production Life on Land