The curricular unit – Chemistry Laboratories I – is an experimental unit (including a certain computational component) that is articulated with the theoretical curricular units of Chemistry of the 1st semester in the 2nd year: Organic and Structural Chemistry, Theoretical and Structural Chemistry, Physical Chemistry I, Inorganic Chemistry.
- The general and specific competences include:
1.1. Recognize and apply basic principles of the mentioned Chemistry curricular units at the experimental/computational level.
1.2. Ability to analyse, summarize and understand.
Application of knowledge and understanding.
Skills to correctly implement laboratory procedures of unitary operations and other current and well established procedures using tools for synthesising and characterizing chemical compounds (either organic or inorganic). Use of software in the accomplishment of computational assignments.
Accomplishment of judgement/ decision making.
Abilities to properly interpret the observations and laboratorial measures and relate them correctly with the appropriate theories.
Previous acquisition of competences that allow students to clearly communicate the results and conclusions of the experimental/computational studies.
Previous acquisition of skills in the structured presentation of scientific topics to a competent auditorium and ability to argue either orally or in writing.
Acquire competences that allow students’ lifelong self-learning.
The curricular unit – Chemistry Laboratories I – involves the practical implementation of the different experiments and computational assignments within Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Theoretical and Structural Chemistry in a module form.
This curricular unit is expected to be a practical support to the curricular units of the 1st semester in the 2nd year. Students carry out a wide range of assignments which are adapted to the teaching of these fields.
In the laboratory in the field of Physical Chemistry, students face laboratory or computational experiments involving themes that are related to thermodynamics, spectroscopy and statistical mechanics.
In the laboratory in the field of Organic Chemistry, students carry out experiments concerning the knowledge of the singularity of carbon compounds in terms of structure and reactivity, namely formation relations of carbon-carbon connections, changing of functional groups.
In the laboratory in the field of Inorganic Chemistry, experimental assignments are articulated with the curricular unit – Inorganic Chemistry – including synthesis and characterization of metal complexes by means of ultra-violet visible spectroscopy.
In the Theoretical and Structural Laboratory, students will carry out a computational assignment which will allow them to deepen concepts regarding Quantum Mechanics.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to solve problems; . Critical thinking; . Quality concerns; . Self-criticism and self-evaluation; . Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in information management; . Using the internet as a communication medium and information source; . Adaptability to new situations; . Planning and managing; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Laboratory or field work
assessment implementation in 20112012 Oral presentation of a laboratory/computational assignment : 20.0% Written test covering the practical assignments subjects : 30.0% Reports and performance in the accomplishment of the assignments : 50.0%
Bibliography of reference
Bibliografia recomendada nas disciplinas de Química Orgânica I, Química Teórica e Estrutural, Química Física I e Química Inorgânica.
This curricular unit’s objective is to complement the theoretical units of the 1st semester in the 2nd year. As an experimental curricular unit, it involves a set of practical assignments targeted towards learning in each field. Teaching will be carried out in modules and the time scheduled will be 3 to 4 weeks per field covering Organic Chemistry, Theoretical and Structural Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. In the end, one or two weeks will be used to discuss the assignments with a view to an oral individual presentation by the students.
Laboratório de ensino prático para cada um dos módulos equipado com instrumentação adequada. Computador com acesso à internet.