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Complementary Chemistry

Code 12143
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Chemistry
Entry requirements -
Learning outcomes This curricular unit aims to articulate the syllabus of Secondary Education Chemistry with current issues related to the development of new materials and pressing issues such as environmental and sustainability, always focusing on improving the environment and health conditions of the living beings.
1. Understand the need to search for new, more sustainable materials
2. Know and understand current applications of electrochemical cells
5. Know the properties of transition metals, their corrosion in the environment and their role in living beings;
6. Identify organic compounds and know their properties, as well as reactions and energies
associated with the combustion of some hydrocarbons;
7. Know the properties of polymeric materials
8 . Know the basics of Green Chemistry
Syllabus 1 - From the atomic models of Bohr to Shorödinger. Effective nuclear charge/quantification methods. Electronegativity scales of chemical elements 2 - Solids. X-ray diffraction. Applications of new materials such as semiconductors and electrodes. Nanomaterials. Composite materials 3 - Air pollutants and health effects. Greenhouse gases. Climate change. Ozone hole. Photochemical "Smog" 4 - Electrochemical cells. Environmental (pollutant electrolysis) and energy (electricity production) applications 5 - Transition metals. Corrosion/Pourbaix diagrams. Coordination Compounds. Role of metals in living organisms. Toxicity. Applications in pharmaceuticals and imaging 6 - Organic chemistry: functional groups, nomenclature, isomerism and properties of organic compounds 7 - Fuels and energy 8 - Polymeric materials 9 - Green Chemistry
Main Bibliography Atkins, P.; Jones L.; Laverman L. (2016) Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight Seventh Edition, W. H. Freeman.
Cavaleiro, A. (2004). Química inorgânica básica. Aveiro: Universidade de Aveiro.
Vallero, D. (2008) Fundamentals of Air Pollution (4th Ed.), Academic Press.
Seinfeld, John H.; Pandis, Spyros N., (2006) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics - From Air Pollution to Climate Change (2nd Ed.), John Wiley & Sons,
Roberge, P. (2006) Corrosion Basics: An Introduction, NACE International.
Rajeshwar, K.; Ibanez, J.G. (1997) Environmental Electrochemistry: Fundamentals and Applications in Pollution Abatement, Elsevier.
Stanley E. Manahan (2003) Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry, 3ª ed. Lewis Publishers, CRC Press LLC
Solomons G.; Fryhle C.; Snyder S A (2017) Organic Chemistry, Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA.
Solomons T. W. G; Fryle C. B. (2012) Química Orgânica, Vol . 1 e 2, 10ª ed., LTC Livros Técnicos e Científicos Editora S. A., Rio de Janeiro
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes are theoretical and practical, so the theoretical exposition of the syllabus will always be associated with application exercises.
Students will carry out written work that they will present to teachers and colleagues of the course.
Students will take a global test (T) consisting of 2 parts with a contribution of 0.6 and 0.4, related to the workload distributed by the 2 teachers.
Each student will do a written assignment that they will present to teachers and colleagues - A.

The final grade will be given by NF = 0.7 * T + 0.3 * A, when T and A are greater than or equal to 10.

By exam (E) the final grade will be given by NF = 0.7 * E + 0.3 * A, when E and A are greater than or equal to 10.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-23

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