Chemistry, 2010

The overall objective is that students acquire the basic knowledge of the main branches of Chemistry. This course provides an introduction to Chemistry and is mainly focused on the following topics: States of matter, Chemical Bonding, Thermochemistry, Chemical kinetics and Chemical equilibrium

DANIA OLMOS

Department of Chemistry
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Area:
Physical Chemistry

Degree:
Industrial Engineering

November, 2010

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42 hours (master class and problem solving) and 6 h divided into 4 laboratory sessions

162 h (6 ECTS)

 

PRERREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDED PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

It is highly recommended to have completed courses in General Chemistry in previous years.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT

The overall objective is that students acquire the basic knowledge of the main branches of Chemistry. This course provides an introduction to Chemistry and is mainly focused on the following topics:

  • States of matter
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Thermochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Chemical equilibrium

 

OBJETIVES: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The student should be able to understand the basic principles of Chemistry in terms of the structure of matter and its properties, thermodynamics or chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium. More specifically, the students will learn:

  • to name the main inorganic compounds and some organic molecules
  • to use the scientific method as a basic methodology for the study and development of any science and in particular, Chemistry.
  • the main aspects relative to the structure of matter. Gases, liquids and solids will be studied as well as the main laws that ruled their behavior.
  • to elucidate whether chemical reactions are spontaneous or not from a thermodynamic point of view.
  • to understand the importance of chemical kinetics and the role of catalyst on it.
  • The basics of chemical equilibrium that will be applied to acid-base, solubility and ion complexes reactions and to electrochemistry.

General skills

  • Ability to obtain the necessary information, knowledge or understanding in order to develop solutions for specific applications
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to apply multidisciplinary knowledge for resolving a specific problem

 

TEACHING MATERIAL

  • Presentations
  • Worked examples and practice exercises
  • Self assessment tests
  • Useful web links

 

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES OR PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS

Assessment tests, exercises will be carried out during the term.

The final mark will be obtained by computing the grading of the exercises, practical sessions (laboratory) and the final exam.

Citation: Olmos, D. (2010, March 10). Chemistry. Retrieved November 20, 2019, from OCW - UC3M Web site: http://ocw.uc3m.es/quimica-fisica/chemistry.
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