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Chemistry II

Code 12811
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Chemistry
Entry requirements Not Applicable
Mode of delivery Classroom teaching
Learning outcomes It is intended that students learn the fundamentals of organic chemistry and develop knowledge in some areas of General Chemistry, in particular, the application of the concept of chemical equilibrium to acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and solid-liquid equilibrium.
At the end of the course unit the student should be able to:
- Know and apply the rules of IUPAC nomenclature for organic compounds;
- Sort and identify most common organic functional groups;
- Predict the three-dimensional structure of organic molecules by applying the basic principles of bonding, hybridization and analysis of conformation.
- Identify organic compounds by IR and NMR spectra.
- To apply the concept of chemical equilibrium to acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and interpret solubility studies;


Syllabus 1. Chemistry of carbon compounds
1.1. Structure, nomenclature and physico-chemical properties of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and representative functional groups
1.2. Stereochemistry of carbon compounds
1.3. Identification of organic compounds by NMR and IR spectroscopy
2. Introduction to chemical equilibrium
2.1. Equilibrium constant
2.2. Le Châtelier’s principle
3. Acids and bases
3.1. Definitions
3.2. Strength of acids and bases
4. Acid-base equilibrium
4.1. Acid-base titrations
4.2. Buffer solutions
4.3. Indicators
5. Equilibrium solid-liquid
5.1. Precipitation reactions
5.2. Solubility product
6. Oxidation-reduction
6.1.Redox equations
6.2. Galvanic cells
6.3. Electrolytic cells.
LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS -Liquid-liquid extraction – Recrystallization – Simple and fractional distillation – Chemical equilibrium – Determination of acetic acid in vinegar – Redox titration (Permanganometry)
Main Bibliography Chang R., Goldsby K. "Química", 11.ª Edição, McGraw-Hill, Madrid, Espanha, 2012.
• - Skoog D. A., West D. M., Holler F. J., Crouch S. R. "Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry", Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, England, 2014.
• - Solomons G., Fryhle C., Snyder S A "Organic Chemistry", 12.st Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA, 2017.
• Solomons T. W. G., Fryle C. B., Química Orgânica, Vol. 1 e 2, 10ª ed., LTC Livros Técnicos e Científicos Editora S. A.: Rio de Janeiro, 2012.
• - Silverstein R.M., Webster F:X:, Kiemle D:J:, “Identificação espectrofotométrica de compostos orgânicos” 7ª ed, LTC-Livros Técnicos e Científicos, Editora S.A., Rio de Janeiro, 2006.


Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodology includes: Verbal The transmission of the syllabus is fundamentally of an expository character. . However, it is also envisaged that questions and explanation also take place Intuitive – The use of audio-visual presentation of thematic contents facilitates the understanding and learning. Active -Implementation of individual and group work, including exercises, laboratory experiments, research subjects with tutorial guidance.
The evaluation will be:
-Theoretical: average of 2 tests or final exam (85%). The average of 2 tests must be equal to or greater than 9.5 points or a final exam, where it will be necessary to obtain a minimum grade of 9.5 points.
The 1st and 2nd tests are worth 20 points. Only students with a minimum grade of 6.0 values or more will be able to take the 2nd test.
The evaluation of practical classes will be carried out through an assessment test of practical knowledge (15%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-06-14

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