Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Luca Giorgi Friday from 9,00 AM to 12,00 AM
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Nutritional Sciences (L-29)
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The student will acquire the fundamental knowledge on Chemistry and will understand its importance as a central, useful, and creative branch of science. He also will learn how to solve practical and numerical problems.


  • 01 - Structure of the matter: atoms, atomic parameters, elements and compounds (1 hours)
  • 02 - Atomic weight, molecular weight, mole, composition percantage, empirical formula, molecular formula (2 hours)
  • 03 - Inorganic  compounds: oxides, hydroxides, acids, hydrogen compounds, salts (3 hours)
  • 04 - Chemical reactions: balancing, yield, stoichiometry (2 hours)
  • 05 - Atomic structure: orbitals, electronic configuration (2 hours)
  • 06 - Periodic table of the elements, periodic properties, octet rule (2 hours)
  • 07 - Chemical bond: classification (intramolecular, intermolecular) (0.5 hours)
  • 08 - Covalent bond, molecular geometry: VSEPR model, molecular polarity (1.5 hours)
  • 09 - Valence bond theory, elements of hybridation model (1 hour)
  • 10 - Ionic bond and metallic bond (1 hour)
  • 11 - Redox reactions (1 hour)
  • 12 - Intermolecular interactions: Van der Waals forces, hydrogen bond (2 hours)
  • 13 - Physical states: solid, liquid, gas. Changes of state (3 hours)
  • 14 - Solutions: solute-solvent interactions, concentration measures (2 hours)
  • 15 - Strong electrolytes, speciation, colligative properties (3 hours)
  • 16 - Chemical thermodynamics: entalpy, entropy, free energy (2 hours)
  • 17 - Elements of kinetics: activation energy and catalysis (1 hour)
  • 18 - Chemical equilibrium. Equilibrium constant, Le Chatellier principles (2 hours)
  • 19 - Acid and bases in aqueous solution: pH calculation of solution containing strong or weak acids or bases (4 hours)
  • 20 - Saline hydrolysis (2 hours)
  • 21 - Buffer solutions and pH measurement techniques (2 hours)
  • 22 - Solubility equilibrium: saturated solutions, solubility and solubility product (2 hours)

Bridging Courses


Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

  • D1 - Knowledge and understanding ability. Students will be able to describe the microscopic and macroscopic properties of the matter. In particular they will able to master the concepts of mole, concentration, pH, solubility and chemical equilibrium. The achievement of these abilities will be tested through an oral examination.
  • D2 - Application of knowledge and understanding. Students will be able to utilize the correct chemistry language, and to apply the stoichiometric calculation in order to determine the equilibrium state of a chemical system (yield of a reaction, pH of a solution, solubility of an insoluble electrolyte). The achievement of these abilities will be tested through a written examination.
  • D3 - Judgement autonomy. Students will be able to extimate the role played by the substances composing a chemical system in determining its physical-chemical properties. These knovledges will be essential in order to interpret the behavior of more complex systems tackled in the next teaching. The achievement of these abilities will be tested through the written examination and oral questions aimed at estimate them.
  • D4 - Communication ability. Students will be able to clearly describe the physical-chemical phenomena learned in the course with appropriate language and examples.
  • D5 - Learnning ability. Students will be able to grow autonomously and critically their scientific knowledges by using the teaching material provided by the teacher and any other book or scientific article provided by themselves. These abilities will be stimulated by the teacher proposing and resolving numeric problems.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


The course will consist  of both lectures on the basic concepts of Chemistry and problem solving activities that help the student identify structure and shape of common chemical species and tackle stoichiometric problems when applied to chemical reactions.



Knowledge of mathematics and physics at the high-school level are required.

Course books

Fusi, Bacchi, Giorgi, Marchetti, Messori, Paoli, Punzo, Sortino, Tolazzi. Chimica generale e inorganica. Idelson Gnocchi editore.


The final exam is aimed at verifying the acquired knowledge and skills. It consists of a written test of two hours, followed by an oral exam.

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