Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
Organic Chemistry, Trasport Phenomena and Safety
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Material Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Bongiovanni Roberta Maria   PO CHIM/07 48 9 3 24 7
Pisano Roberto ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-IND/26 35.5 4.5 0 0 7
SSD CFU Activities Area context
C - Affini o integrative
F - Altre attività (art. 10)
F - Altre attività (art. 10)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro
Subject fundamentals
The course is made of two parts.

The first part is organic chemistry and the main topics are:
basics of organic chemistry, i.e. the organic compounds and their main reactions with their mechanisms;
basics of UV, IR and NMR spectroscopies;
the chemical literature.

The second part is Transport Phenomena and Safety. The main topics covered include:
Mechanisms of energy transport;
Mechanisms of mass transport;
Calculation of heat and mass transfer coefficients.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the first part of the course, students will be able to recognise the main classes of organic compounds and their most common reactions with their chemical mechanisms. Students will also know: a) basic spectroscopic methods for the identification of organic molecules b) use of IUPAC nomenclature c) basic ideas on scientific literature.
At the end of the second part of the course, students can solve problems (with simple geometry) involving heat and mass transfer by a rigorous development of the basic differential equations of energy and mass.
In order to reach assessment autonomy and technical communication, the students must be able to:
- write a laboratory report
- analyze scientific literature
- know international terms, in particular English ones
These knowledges and skills shall be achieved through laboratory practices and bibliography research. Lab work will include simple experiments with use of UV-Vis spectrophotometer, tensiometer and polarimeter.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Students should know the basic concepts of general chemistry (atom structure, chemical bonding, period properties of the elements, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics).
Organic Chemistry
Ibridisations and bonding theory. Primary and secondary bonds in organic compounds. Effects on physico-chemical properties and solubility. Classification of solvents.
Classification of organic compounds and basics of IUPAC nomenclature. Hydrocarbons, heterocyclic compounds, derived compounds. Main organic functions and substitutive IUPAC nomenclature. Solvents and surfactants. Isomerism.
Theory of resonance. Electronic effects of organic functions. Acids and bases in organic chemistry.
Absorption spectroscopies: UV-Vis, IR, NMR.
Main chemical reactions: radical and electrophilic additions (on alkenes and dienes), nucleophilic additions (on aldehydes and ketones); electrophilic aromatic substitution (on aromatic compounds), radical substitutions on alkanes, nucleophilic alifatic substitution (Sn1,SN2 on halides and alcohols); elimination (unimolecular and bimolecular mechanism); acylic nucleophilic sustitution (on carboxylic acids and their derivatives)
Basics on scientific literature and bibliographic search.

Transport Phenomena and Safety
Mass transport: diffusion and Fick’s law; mass and molar transport by convection; macroscopic and shell mass balances; diffusion in homogeneous and heterogeneous media, use of macroscopic balances to solve steady-state problems.
Energy transport: Fourier’s law of heat conduction; thermal conductivity of gases, liquids and solids; convective transport of energy; definitions and analytical calculations of the heat transfer coefficients; energy transport by radiation; use of macroscopic balances to solve steady-state problems.
Safety: safety in a chemical laboratory.
Delivery modes
Organic Chemistry
Tutorials on most topics.
Lab work: it will include spectroscopy determination of a concentration of a dye in aqueous solution, polarimetry, tensiometry and a chemical reaction.

Transport Phenomena and Safety
Weekly assignments in which students practice application of concepts learned in lecture to problems in materials processing.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Organic Chemistry
Handouts will be available on the web page of the course.
The textbooks listed below are translated from English. Ask the instructors for details if you want to find the original texts.
W.H. Brown, Introduzione alla chimica organica, Edises, Napoli, 2011, IV ed.
W.H.Brown Guida alla risoluzione dei problemi da Introduzione alla chimica organica, Edises, Napoli 2011, IV ed.
J. Smith Gorzynski Fondamenti di chimica organica, McGraw-Hill, Milano 2009
Advanced textbooks:
W. H. Brown, C.S. Foote, B.L. Iverson Chimica organica, IV ed., Edises, Napoli 2009
M.B. Smith J. March, March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure, VII Edizione, J.Wiley, New York, 2013 (also e-book)

Transport Phenomena and Safety
W. James, C.E. Wicks, R.E. Wilson, and G.L. Rorrer. Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer. 4th edition, New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2000. ISBN: 9780471381495.
R.B. Bird, W.E. Stewart, and E.N. Lightfoot. Transport Phenomena. 2nd edition (revised), New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2002. ISBN: 978-0-470-11539-8.
Assessment and grading criteria
First part of the course (organic chemistry): written test. The finale note will be the average of the notes of the written test, the lab report and the bibliographic search.
For Transport Phenomena, the grade will be determined from the final, written exam. This exam is a closed-book, closed-notes examination that requires the application of concepts learned in lecture to problems in materials processing. Furthermore, at the end of the course, students have to deliver a short report about the safety lab practice.

Programma provvisorio per l'A.A.2016/17

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