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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
14AHMBK
Chemistry
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Onida Barbara ORARIO RICEVIMENTO AC CHIM/07 50 20 10 6 18
SSD CFU Activities Area context
CHIM/07 7 A - Di base Fisica e chimica
Objectives of the course
This course is on basic chemistry, pointing on those aspects that make comprehensible applicative, material and combustible features.
Basic organic chemistry and phase charts are also studied.
Expected skills
The students must be able to solve chemical and stoichiometric problems, to understand chemical phenomena and study materials,
their specific reactions and their applications.
Prerequisites
A good knowledge of chemical nomenclature and of the aspects studied at the high school is required.
Syllabus
Credit 1: atom structure; electronic conformation of elements; periodic system of elements; chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, metallic,
intermolecular; influence of bonds on meterials properties.

Credit 2: main chemical laws, substances aggregation. Gas state: the kinetik theory of gasses, ideal and real gasses, gas mixtures; gas
density.

Credit 3:liquid state and solutions, boiling points; osmotic prssure; electrolyte solutions: pH, solubility, electrical condution, liquid
viscosity.

Credit 4: chemical kinetik; speed of chemical reactions; catalysts. Chemical equilibrium; tha mass action law; Le Chatelier's principle.

Credit 5: solid state: structure and properties of solid, ionic, metallic crystals. Thermochemistry; thermodynamic quantity, enthalpy,
entropy, free energy; combustion reactions.

Credit 6: electrochemical series. Electrode potential and voltaic cells. Electrochemical generators and fuel cells. Electrolysis and
Faraday's laws. Carbon chemistry. Bonds of organic m olecules. Hybridization of carbon. Molecular isometry and geometry.

Credit 7: aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkenes, alkenes, alkynes. Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Alicyclic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Byproducts
of hydrocarbons, aliphatic alcohols, aromatic, ether, aldehyde, ketone. Nitrogenous by-products of hydrocarbons, amines,
amides, amino acids. Constituents of living substance: glucides (sugars), fats, proteins. Their structure and importance. Cellulose and
by-products.



Tutorial Programme


Professors are available to explain the students some topics of the program and of practicals, and to check, in an informal way, the
learning of the students. Students are divided into two groups.
Laboratories and/or exercises
Practicals are carried out in lecture halls and consist of numerical applications of lectures' themes. They concern stoichiometric calculus,
calculus of chemical reactions' coefficients, calculus on gas laws, on solutions' properties, on electrochemistry and thermodynamics.


Chemistry practicals take place in Lingotto labs.


Didactic Material


Mazza Daniele , Fondamenti di Chimica , Casa Editrice Esculapio, Bologna


Oxtoby, Gillis and Nachtrieb, Principles of Modern Chemistry, Saunders College Publishing


Exam Procedures


The exam consists of a written paper, comprising a series of questions and calculation exercises, and an oral test. Students must
achieve an adequate mark in the written paper before gaining access to the oral test.

Programma provvisorio per l'A.A.2005/06
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