# Matematica | CHEMISTRY

## Matematica CHEMISTRY

 0512300035 DIPARTIMENTO DI MATEMATICA MATHEMATICS 2015/2016

 YEAR OF COURSE 3 YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2010 SECONDO SEMESTRE
SSD CFU HOURS ACTIVITY TYPE OF ACTIVITY CHIM/03 6 48 LESSONS OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
 MINA MAZZEO T
Objectives
THE COURSE INTRODUCES THE STUDENTS TO THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER IN TERMS OF THE ELECTRONIC
STRUCTURE OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES. A LARGE FOCUS WILL BE ON THE NATURE OF THE CHEMICAL BOND AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE MACROSCOPIC PROPERTIES OF MATTER. THE THERMODYNAMIC AND KINETIC PRINCIPLES REGULATING THE CHEMICAL PROCESSES WILL BE ILLUSTRATED AND DISCUSSED. THE COURSE GIVES THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND THE MAIN CHEMICAL PHENOMENA. MOREOVER, IT WILL GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE QUANTITATIVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SUBSTANCES UNDERGOING CHEMICAL REACTION.
Prerequisites
KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
Contents
MATTER AND MEASUREMENT. ATOMS, MOLECULES, AND IONS. EMPIRICAL FORMULA. MOLECULAR FORMULA- WRITING FORMULAS AND NAMING COMPOUNDS. BALANCING CHEMICAL EQUATIONS. BALANCING OXIDATION REDUCTION REACTIONS. MOLE CONCEPT AND MOLE CONVERSIONS. DETERMINING LIMITING REAGENT AND THEORETICAL YIELD. ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF ATOMS. PERIODIC PROPERTIES OF THE ELEMENTS. BASIC CONCEPTS OF CHEMICAL BONDING. MOLECULAR GEOMETRY AND BONDING THEORIES. INTERMOLECULAR FORCES, LIQUIDS AND SOLIDS, GASES. PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS. ACID/BASE DEFINITIONS ACCORDING TO ARRENIUS, BRONSTED E LEWIS. PH. WEAK ACIDS AND BASES. ACID/BASE TITRATION. HYDROLYSIS OF SALTS. DETERMINING SOLUBILITY OF SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE SALTS. COMMON ION EFFECT. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS. CHEMICAL KINETICS. ELECTROCHEMISTRY. ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS. STANDARD REDUCTION POTENTIALS NERNST EQUATION.
Teaching Methods
THEORETICAL LESSONS, PROBLEM SOLVING EXPERIENCES
Verification of learning
THE EXAM CONSISTS OF A WRITTEN TEST COMPRISING THE SOLUTION OF STOICHIOMETRY PROBLEMS, MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST AND OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS. THE EXAMINATION IS SUPPLEMENTED BY AN ORAL EXAMINATION.
Texts
KOTZ, TREICHEL, TOWNSEND CHIMICA, EDISES.
PETRUCCI & HARWOOD, CHIMICA GENERALE, PICCIN.