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Course unit
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
IN0515, Degree course structure A.Y. 2019/20, 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
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 VITO DI NOTO 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 of
Individual study
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.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
21 A.A. 2019/20 canale B 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 MOZZON MIRTO (Presidente)
SGARBOSSA PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
20 A.A. 2019/20 canale A 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 DI NOTO VITO (Presidente)
NEGRO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
VEZZU' KETI (Supplente)
19 A.A. 2018/19 canale B 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DI NOTO VITO (Presidente)
NEGRO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
PAGOT GIOELE (Supplente)
VEZZU' KETI (Supplente)
18 A.A. 2018/19 canale A 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DI NOTO VITO (Presidente)
NEGRO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
PAGOT GIOELE (Supplente)
VEZZU' KETI (Supplente)

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) an adequate understanding of the fundamental chemical phenomena and of the chemical laws that regulate them; and (ii) a good capability to correlate the physico-chemical aspects of the matter (e.g., electronic, thermodynamic and kinetic) with its macroscopic and microscopic properties. The student will have become capable to solve exercises and problems concerned with the main topics of basic chemistry.
Examination methods: The exam will consist in a written test. During the course an “in itinere” written test will be offered at ca. half of the program, followed by a second written test at the end of the course covering the remaining part of the program. In this case, the final mark will consist of the arithmetic mean of the results of the two tests. During the academic year the student will have the opportunity to take the written exam four times: twice at the end of the course (winter session in January-February), once in the summer session (July) and once in September. Each written test consists of: (i) the solution of exercises; (ii) open questions; and (iii) multiple-answer questions. Each exam will typically last two hours. Precise information on the details of the exam, on the minimum mark to pass the exams 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 level of understanding of the topics covered during the course; (ii) the level of 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 to practical cases.
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 (Kp and Kc). Homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria in the gaseous phase. Factors that affect the chemical equilibrium. Ionic equilibria in an aqueous solution: acids, bases, salts and their properties. Electrochemistry: batteries, electrode potentials, potential of a half-cell, electrochemical series of the standard potentials, accumulators. Fundamentals of the corrosion of metals and of protection systems.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching activity will be carried out by theoretical lectures that include demonstrations and the solution 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 writes, and to follow step by step the solution of the 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, if additional time is still available, the instructor will be available to provide additional info on the doubts arisen during the lecture.
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. H. Petrucci, F. G. Herring, J. D. Madura, C. Bissonnette, Chimica generale. Principi ed applicazioni moderne, 11° Edizione. --: Piccin-Nuova Libraria, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo