Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Organic Chemistry for Engineers
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Civil Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic And Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Penazzi Nerino ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     40 14 4 20 11
SSD CFU Activities Area context
CHIM/07 6 A - Di base Fisica e chimica
Objectives of the course
Aim of this course is to give the bases for the comprehension and the interpretation of chemical phenomena so that the student will be able to handle chemical arguments which he will encounter in the following courses and during his professional life.
Expected skills
At the end of this corse, the student will be able to evaluate the chemical characteristics of materials, and to understand some simple industrial chemical process.
It is considered as a prerequisite all chemical , physical and mathematical knowledge of high school level.
Fundamental definitions: the laws of chemistry ' atomic weight, the mole ' chemical formulas ' the periodic table of the elements.
The atomic model according to quantum chemistry.
The chemical bonding: introduction ' the ionic bond ' the covalent bond ' the metallic bond ' intermolecular bonds.
Matter in the gaseous state ' matter in the liquid state ' solutions ' matter in the crystalline state.
Thermochemistry ' Hess's law.
Reaction Kinetics.
Spontaneous chemical reactions.
Equilibrium in chemistry ' equilibrium shifting: Le Chatelier Law.
Electrolytes solutions: ionic dissociation ' strong and weak electrolytes ' acids and bases.
Equilibrium in aqueous solutions: water ionic product ' pH and indicators ' solubility product ' hydrolysis.
Electrochemistry: Faraday's law ' electrochemical series of the electrode potentials ' Nernst's law ' electrolysis ' electrochemical power sources.
Organic chemistry: introduction ' hydrocarbons alifatic and aromatic ' alcohols - carboxylic acids ' polymers.
Laboratories and/or exercises
In classroom
Names and Formulas of Compounds - Molecular Masses from Chemical Formulas - Mole-Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions in Solution - Oxidation Numbers - Balancing Redox Equation - Gas Law Problems - Stoichiometry of Thermochemical Equations, Hess's Law of Heat Summation 'Equilibrium ' Acids and bases ' Faraday law- Application of Nernst law

In lab:
- Gas law, determination of CaCO3 content using HCl solutions 'water electrolysis ' Daniel Cell ' pH determination
- Appunti presi dallo studente a lezione
- Copie dei lucidi presentati a lezione disponibili sul sito della didattica
- G. Malucelli, N. Penazzi dispense di chimica - Levrotto & Bella Ed.
As an alternative:
- P. Atkins, L. Jones PRINCIPI DI CHIMICA Zanichelli Ed.
Revisions / Exam
The examination is written and it consists of:
- 7 questions with multiple response
- 3 calculations
- 2 open questions chosen from a group of 4.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10

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