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School of Engineering
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
CHEMISTRY (Numerosita' canale 1)
IN03122522, 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
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
IN0506, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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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
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-IN0506-000ZZ-2019-IN03122522-N3CN1
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ENRICO NEGRO CHIM/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses CHIM/07 Foundations of Chemistry for Technologies 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
21 A.A. 2018/19 canale 1 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DI NOTO VITO (Presidente)
NEGRO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
PAGOT GIOELE (Supplente)
VEZZU' KETI (Supplente)
20 A.A. 2018/19 canale 2 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SGARBOSSA PAOLO (Presidente)
MOZZON MIRTO (Membro Effettivo)
BERTANI ROBERTA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No specific knowledge base is necessary to follow this course, that does not have any prerequisite.
Target skills and knowledge: After passing the exam, the student will have acquired a basic understanding and knowledge of the fundamental chemical phenomena and of the main chemical laws. The student will also have acquired the capability to correlate the physico-chemical phenomena (e.g., electronic, thermodynamic and kinetic) involving matter with the properties of the latter. The student will have become capable to solve exercises and problems concerned with the main topics of stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.
Examination methods: The exam will consist in a written test. There are no “in itinere” written tests during the course. During each Academic Year 4 written exams are offered: 2 are taken at the end of the course (winter session in February), one in the summer session (July) and one in September. Each written test consists in 2-3 exercises and 10-15 multiple answer questions. Each exam will typically last two hours. Precise information on the modes of the exam, on the minimum mark to pass the exam and on the dates will be provided at the beginning of the course in a short prospectus.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the student's acquisition of the subject-matter of this course will be based on: (i) the understanding of the topics covered during the course; (ii) the acquisition of the concepts and methodologies explained during the course; and (iii) the capability to apply (i) and (ii) in an autonomous and conscious mode.
Course unit contents: The atomic structure of matter. The structure of the atomic nucleus. The electronic structure of the atoms; atomic orbitals; electronic configurations and periodic classification of the elements. Periodic properties: the effective nuclear charge, the atomic dimensions (atomic and ionic radii), the ionization energy, the electron affinity, the electronegativity, the metallic character. The chemical bonds: ionic bonds (Born-Haber cycle, lattice energy), the covalent bond (valence states, hybridization, molecular geometry, molecular orbitals), the metallic bond (band theory, conductors, semiconductors, insulators), the weak bonds. The chemical reactions: balancing and stoichiometric calculations. The aggregation states of matter and their properties: gases, liquids and solids. The principles of chemical thermodynamics. Thermochemistry. The chemical equilibrium: the equilibrium constant. Homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria in the gaseous phase. Factors that affect the chemical equilibrium: speed of a reaction, catalysts. Acids and bases. Electrochemistry: batteries, electrode potentials, potential of a half-cell, electrochemical series of the standard potentials, accumulators; electrolytic phenomena, electrolysis of aqueous solutions. Fundamentals of the corrosion of metals and of protection systems.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching activity is articulated into theoretical lectures that include demonstrations and the solving of exercises and problems. The teaching is carried out through frontal lectures. Each frontal lecture is carried out in a traditional way, using chalks on a blackboard. Accordingly, the students will have the possibility to take lecture notes at the same speed as the instructor will write, and to follow step by step the solution of exercises, understanding their difficulties and identifying possible errors or wrong approaches. Furthermore, during the pauses used to erase the blackboard, the students will have the time to reorganize the material and express their doubts. At the end of the lecture, the instructor will be available to provide additional info on the doubts arisen during the lecture. Innovative didactic techniques will also be implemented, including the use of Moodle and active questioning.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The collection of lecture notes and the use of the suggested textbooks is recommended. The suggested textbooks cover the whole program taught during the course, including both the theoretical part and the exercises.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R.A. Michelin, A. Munari, Fondamenti di Chimica. --: CEA - Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2019. Testo principale seguito durante il corso. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R.H. Petrucci, F.G. Herring, J.D. Madura, C. Bissonnette, Chimica generale. Principi ed applicazioni moderne, 11° Edizione. --: Piccin-Nuova Libraria, 2018. Testo per approfondimento dei contenuti trattati durante il corso. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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