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Chemistry I

Code 8624
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Chemistry
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face teaching.
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This Course aims to give an introduction to the study of general chemistry. It is intended that the student perceives, develop and apply fundamental knowledge in general chemistry, namely:
Use the Periodic Table as a tool in understanding the chemistry of the elements.
Understanding the theories of chemical bonding and determine the geometry of the molecules. Relate the physical properties of substances with intermolecular forces.
Solve problems with gas, with emphasis on the use of the ideal gas law and Dalton's law.
Classify solids according to the chemical bond and its crystal structure.
Use the crystal field theory to predict the structure and properties of transition metal complexes.
Understand the laws of thermodynamics and its application in chemistry.
Knowing and applying the fundamental concepts of chemical kinetics.
Syllabus - Properties of the periodic table elements
- Chemical bonds
Ionic bond. Lattice energy
Covalent bond. Resonance concept
Bond theories: VBT, VSEPR, MOT
Physical properties of substances and intermolecular forces.
- Gases
Gas laws and ideal gas equation.
Kinetic molecular theory
Van der Waals equation
- Solids
Types of S: Amorphous and Crystalline
S Ionic, Covalent, Metallic and Molecular
Structures and lattices. Packing
Determination of the theoretical density of a Solids
- Coordination compounds
Properties of transition metals
Spectrochemical series
Crystal field theory. Bonds of Coordination compounds
- Thermochemistry
1st, 2nd and 3rd laws of thermodynamics
Calorimetry
Solution and Dilution Heats. Born-Haber cycle
- Chemical Kinetics
Kinetics law
Relations between concentration and time for reactions of 1st, 2nd and 3rd order
Arrhenius equation
Mechanisms reaction.
Main Bibliography Química, Raymond Chang, McGraw-Hill, 8ª ed., Lisboa, 2005
General Chemistry, P.W. Atkins, J.A. Beran, S. A. Books, 2ª ed., New York, 1992
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In theoretical classes (T), the transmission of programmatic contents is fundamentally expository, using audiovisual media, and there is also room for Interrogation / explanation.
In theoretical-practical classes (TP), the student will have an active learning by solving exercises that require the application of the contents taught in the T classes and also executing individual and group work as well home work.
In practical classes (PL), laboratory experiments are performed.
All content is available on the Moodle e-learning platform.
These activities are in agreement with the UC modules.
The assessment of knowledge is made as follows
T - two written tests
TP – solving classroom and homework exercises
PL - Laboratory performance and report(s)
The assessment of the student's attitude to expose his / her points of view and analytical skills is done on an ongoing basis.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-15

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