class=column grid_10> General Chemistry I ‹ back to study programme Academic year 2013-2014
1. General aspects:
Quantities and units; representation of numeric values; notions of dimensional analysis; mass and chemical reactions.
2. Matter structure: generalities and atomic theory.
Atoms, molecules and ions; quantic theory and atomic structure; the periodic table.
Chemical connection; molecular geometry and symmetry.
4. Gases, liquids and solids.
Laws of gases and properties of gases; intermolecular forces and condensed states.
5. Phase Balance and solutions.
Changes of state. Balance of phases Phase diagrams. Phase rules. Ideal solutions. Partial molar quantities. Raoult’s law. Henry’s Law. Colligative properties. Real solutions: activity.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to solve problems; . Creativity; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Critical thinking; . Self-criticism and self-evaluation; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
assessment implementation in 20132014 Final Assessment Exam: 100.0% Continuous Assessment Students? attendance and participation in classes (p.c.): 10.0% Mini Tests: 20.0% Exam: 70.0%
Bibliography of reference
R. Chang, Chemistry, 8th Ed., McGraw-Hill (New York, 2004);
P. Atkins and L. Jones, Chemical Principles: the quest for insight, 5th Ed., Freeman (New York, 2010).
Theoretical and theoretical-practical classes provide students with a global learning of the subject.The theoretical classes are supported by presentations with simple texts, diagrams, graphics, etc. and also by audio-visual means. There will be opportunities to discuss the more difficult concepts and subjects.The theoretical-practical teaching focuses on the subjects approached in theoretical classes and follows them.These classes count with the active participation of students in the discussion of the resolution of the problems that are provided to students in the beginning of the semester.