General and Inorganic Chemistry

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the fundamental principles of General Chemistry which constitute the essential cultural background for understanding the teachings for which General Chemistry is preparatory. The General Chemistry course will also provide the student with the main calculation methods to solve stoichiometry problems.
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge of theoretical principles and comprehension of the basic structure of atoms and molecules, chemical reactions and thermodynamics and kinetics bases of reactions.
- Understanding and solving stoichiometry problems.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Lessons will be run in streaming using the platforms Zoom or Microsoft Teams or in the classroom, following the roles imposed the University in case of a Covid emergency. In case the access to the classroom will be limited to a restricted number of students, lessons will proceed in streaming from the classroom. Roles will be published on the Ariel website.
Lessons in streaming will also be recorded and made available on the Ariel website.
Program and teaching methods will not change.
The exams will be performed in the classroom or in streaming, according to regulations imposed by the University. Platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams together with and SEB will be employed for the streaming. The exams will be composed of a written and an oral test, as described for exams in standard situation. See also:…
Course syllabus
Matter, Measurement, and Problem Solving
Atoms and Elements
Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations
Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions
The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
Periodic Properties of the Elements
Chemical Bonding I: Lewis Theory
Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Shapes, Valence Bond Theory
Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
Chemical Equilibrium
Acids and Bases
Aqueous Ionic Equilibrium
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of the basic math operations, including I and II grade equations, conversion between measurements units and operations with logarithms.
Teaching methods
Power point slides will be used to illustrate the topics covered. Stoichiometry exercises will performed and further exercises will be proposed by the Exam Manager online platform.
Teaching Resources
N.J. Tro- Chimica. Un approccio molecolare. Edises
Esercizi di Chimica Generale, A. del Zotto- Edises

Slides published on the Ariel website in the folder named"Materiale didattico"
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam, composed of at least 4 stoichiometry exercises and 2 theory open questions. The evaluation will be performed attributing 3 to 4 points to each question (3 points to 2 questions and 4 points to 6 questions), maximum number of points is equal to 30.
The results of the exams will be published online and visible on each student personal page.
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Educational website(s)
By appointment sending an e-mail
Dip. Chimica - Corpo A, Floor -1, Room S022 (B08)