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SC03101111, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1160, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHEMISTRY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
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Teacher in charge RENZO BERTONCELLO CHIM/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry 1.0
Basic courses CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 2.0
Basic courses CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 2.0
Basic courses CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry 1.0

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.2008 course timetable

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from high secondary schools.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at studying the composition of matter, the transformations it undergoes, and the interactions between matter and energy bound to them and provides the basis for the application of the general principles of Chemistry to processes occurring in the environment and in the cosmos.
Examination methods: Oral exam with the use of blackboard on the contents of the lectures. Exam can be given in English.
Assessment criteria: The student is asked to use the correct terminology, know the full program of the lectures, be able to link the different topics discussed during lectures, and be able to critically apply the methods of Chemistry.
Course unit contents: 1) Atoms, molecules and ions.
2) Stoichiometry.
3) Reactions in water solutions.
4) Properties of gases.
5) Energy balances in chimical reactions.
6) Electronic structures of atoms.
7) The periodic table.
8) The chemical bond.
9) The intermolecular forces.
10) Physical properties of water solutions.
11) Chemical kinetics.
12) Chemical equilibrium.
13) Acids and bases.
14) The buffer solutions.
15) Thermodynamics in chemistry.
16) Redox and electrochemical reactions.
17) The chemistry of coordination compounds.
18) Basic organic chemistry.
19) Atomic and molecular spectroscopic phenomena.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and exercises include the use of slides, videos, and web site links. Lectures are given in Italian.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the lectures, videos, links to websites, and all the unprotected material will be available through the website of the course on the e-learning platform of the Department of Physics and Astronomy "G. Galilei" ( The suggested textbooks are also available in English. Suggested textbooks.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Chang, R.; Goldsby, K., Fondamenti di chimica generale. Milano: McGraw-Hill, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Atkins, P.; Jones, L.; Laverman, L., Principi di chimica. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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