Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Salifoglou
Course ID20000334

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 201
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the specific course. For an unimpeded class work prospective students are expected to a) have good background knowledge of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, and b) possess creative vision. Knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.
Learning Outcomes
Students for the course are expected to:  gain knowledge of basic concepts, principles and applications of modern chemistry with applications in mechanical engineering,  develop their personal skills and critical judgment on basic knowledge of general, inorganic chemistry and chemistry of advanced materials,  understand the basic theory of general and inorganic chemistry, and will be in a position to apply the relevant principles in mechanical engineering,  gain knowledge of the basic characteristics of qualitative chemical research in modern inorganic chemistry and understand its role in mechanical engineering and current applications in modern hybrid technological materials, energy and the environment.  get trained on methodological and practical issues that may arise from the involvement of a contemporary mechanical engineering researcher in the specific field
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Atoms, Molecules – Chemical Reactions, Quantum Theory of the Atom, The Periodic Table, Properties of elements in the Periodic Table, Ionization and ionization energy, Electron affinity, Electronegativity, Electrons, Structure and Molecule Reactivity - Ionic and Covalent Bonds, Structure of molecules, VSEPR Theory, Unpaired electrons in the structure of molecules, Classical Theories on Coordination Bonds in Complexes, Valence Bond Theory (VBT), Crystalline Field Theory (CFT), Molecular Orbital Theory (MOT), Gaseous State, Gases and gas laws, Kinetic theory of gases, Thermochemistry, Reaction heat, Oxidation, Reduction, Elements of Organic Chemistry and Combustion, Introduction to the Solid State, Crystals and crystal defects, Conductivity in solids, Covalent solids, Electrochemistry, Modern Materials
Structure and properties of Matter, Inorganic matter, Elements and compounds, Electronic bond theories, Modern materials
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
During class recitations, the following Information Technology and Communications means are employed: 1. Personal PCs and University Servers 2. Scientific videos For student communication, the following media are employed: 1. E-mail 2. Phone communication 3. Skype
Course Organization
Written assigments200.7
Student Assessment
The evaluation criteria of student performance are listed and dwelled upon in due detail on the following website:
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Homework sets (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σύγχρονη Γενική Χημεία, Αρχές και Εφαρμογές. D. D. Ebbing and S. D. Gammon, Εκδοτικός Οίκος Τραυλός, Αθήνα 2014
Additional bibliography for study
1. ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ, Θεωρία και Εφαρμογές, Μιχαήλ Ι. Κονσολάκης, Εκδόσεις Αέναος, Χανιά, 2008 2. Ανόργανη Χημεία, Αρχές και Εφαρμογές, I. S. Butler and J. F. Harrod, Εκδόσεις Κωσταράκη, Αθήνα, 1994. 3. Ανόργανη Χημεία, Αρχές Δομής και Δραστικότητα, Απόδοση στην Ελληνική γλώσσα Ν. Χατζηλιάδης, Θ. Καμπανός, Σ. Περλεπές-, James E. Huheey, Τρίτη Έκδοση, Εκδόσεις ΙΩΝ, 1993 4. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, F. A. Cotton, J. Wilkinson, 5th Edition, Wiley- Interscience, New York, 1988. 5. Inorganic Chemistry, C. S. G. Phillips and R. J. P. Williams, Oxford University Press, Vol. 2, 1966. 6. Inorganic Chemistry: A Guide to Advanced Study, R. B. Heslop and K. Jones, Amsterdam, N. Y., Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co., 1976.
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