Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course is one of the core training activities of the Degree Course, and allows the student to gain knowledge and understanding on the main concepts of Chemistry.
Educational objectives of the course are:
1) knowing the laws that govern general chemistry and chemical reactions;
2) knowing the chemical nomenclature;
3) developing the ability to solve problems of general chemistry (stoichiometry);
4) favoring and stimulating the use of a logical and deductive reasoning in the resolution of these problems, an approach of fundamental importance to face any problem in the scientific field;
5) developing the ability to expose scientific concepts and reasoning in a formal way, both orally and by writing.
Expected learning outcomes
1. Knowledge and understanding
i) to know the chemical nomenclature.
ii) Knowing the main laws and the main concepts of general chemistry.
iii) Knowing the approach methodologies to solve chemical problems.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
i) Knowing how to write the chemical formula of an inorganic material and/or assign the name to a chemical compound starting from the chemical formula.
ii) Knowing how to use the laws and concepts learned to solve theoretical and practical problems.
3. Judgment skills
i) To be able to evaluate the logical consistency of the results to which the application of the learned laws takes place, both from a theoretical point of view and in the resolution of stoichiometry problems.
4. Communication skills
i) Knowing how to communicate the knowledge learned and the result of their application using an appropriate terminology, both in oral and written.
ii) Knowing how to interact with the teacher and with the classmates in a respectful and constructive way.
5. Learning skills
i) Knowing how to take notes, selecting and collecting information according to their importance and priority.
ii) Knowing how to integrate the concepts and examples collected by the personal notes with the files provided by the teacher and the reference texts.
iii) Knowing how to critically consult the reference texts and the bibliography they contain.
The students should have a basic knowledge of mathematics and algebra (first and second degree equations, logarithms and exponentials).
Inorganic chemical nomenclature (IUPAC and traditional nomenclature). Molecular weight, mole. Gravimetric calculations. Chemical equilibrium. Chemical balance. Kc and Kp homogeneous equilibrium constants in gaseous and heterogeneous phase. The principle of mobile equilibrium or Le Chatelier law. Ionic equilibria in aqueous solution. Self-ionization of water. Acid, basic and neutral solutions; pH. Acids and bases and their strength. Strong acids. Weak acids: Ka. Strong bases. Weak bases: Kb. Hydrolysis of salts. Calculation of pH; buffer solutions; solubility equilibrium. Common ion effect. Redox reactions.
- R. Chang, K. Goldsby - Fondamenti di Chimica Generale - McGraw Hill Education - Milano.
- R. Chang, J. Overby - Fondamenti di Chimica Generale, 3 Ed., McGraw Hill Education - Milano.
- P. Silvestroni - Chimica Generale, 5 Ed.- CEA.
- A. Peloso - Problemi di Chimica Generale - Libreria Cortina Padova.
-F. Anfuso, L. Palmisano – Guida per la risoluzione di Esercizi di Chimica – EdiSES Edizioni, Napoli.
- Lesson notes
The assessment of learning takes place through questions of theory and exercises to be answered by students in the classroom with the help of the teacher.
Teaching is organized in lectures including problem solving exercises.
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE COURSE COULD CHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
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Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). In the case of disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type of exam
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