General & Inorganic Chemistry I

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΟΡΓΑΝΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ Ι / General & Inorganic Chemistry I
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID40002578

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 311
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
VASIKOS KYKLOSCompulsory Course1110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Ελληνικά
Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, students will be able to: • Connect the macroscopic observation with the corresponding processes at the molecular level. • Operate simple devices and laboratory instruments. • Perform simple experiments and present the results in a protocol work.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Matter and energy, mass and weight. Units, measurement and equations. Distinguish elements, compounds, mixtures. Atomic and molecular mass. Calculate a percentage composition from formula. Empirical and molecular formulae. Balance chemical equations. Mole, molarity, normality, Avogadro's number. Characteristic properties of solids, liquids and gases. Endothermic and exothermic reactions. Structure of the nuclear atom and isotopes. Atomic structure, electronic shells and subshells, and orbitals. Energy level diagram for the hydrogen atom, and spectrum of atomic hydrogen. Quantum numbers for the hydrogen atom, and for other elements. Interpret orbitals in terms of probability s, p, and d electrons. Aufbau principle, Pauli principle and Hund's rules to build up electron configurations of the elements of the Periodic Table. Periodicity from configuration across and down the Table, and explain trends in radii, ionisation enthalpies, electron affinities and electronegativities. IUPAC Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds. Classification of Inorganic Compounds. Ionic and covalent bonding. Metallic bonding and relate to metallic properties. Hybridisation of an atom in a given molecule. Lewis structures for simple molecules. Distinguish sigma and pi bonds. Orbital overlap of s, p, and d electrons, bond order. Molecular orbital energy-level diagram. Non-bonding and antibonding orbitals from s, p, and d combinations. Theories of resonance and p-orbital overlap. Dipoles in polar molecules. Covalent or ionic bonds. Occurrence of intermolecular interactions (van der Waals forces, and hydrogen-bonding). Inter- and intra-molecular hydrogen bonding and van der Waals (London) forces in a molecule. State the Bronsted and Lewis acid-base theory and its applications to salt hydrolysis, buffers and solubility. The theory of redox reactions. Laboratory exercises: Safety rules in Chemical laboratories. Reagent’s hazards. Mass and volume measurement. Expression of solution concentration. Preparation of solutions with specific concentration. Simple methods for separation of mixtures. Decantation, filtration, centrification. Study of homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibrium and effect of mass and temperature on the equilibrium. Equilibriums in aqueous solutions of electrolytes. The meaning of pH and its measurement using indicators and pH meters (Principle of pH meter operation). Estimation of the pK of a weak electrolyte. Preparation and study of the buffering ability of buffers. Estimation of the hydrolysis constant of salts in aqueous solutions. Principles and techniques of volumetric analysis. Preparation of standard solutions. Acidimetry – alkalimetry – complexometry – redox volumetric analysis. Redox reactions. Study of the reactivity series of metals and non-metals. Oxidative properties of typical oxidants in aqueous media. Voltaic cells, electrolysis, determination and application of electrolysis laws. Principles of spectroscopy. Application of electronic spectroscopy in the identification and study of inorganic compounds. Homeworks.
Atomic structure, Molecules, Chemical bond, Nomenclature, Chemical equilibrium, Thermochemistry, Acids-bases, Red-ox
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • Laboratory experimen
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work321.3
Reading Assigment1305.2
Written assigments321.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
α. BROWN, LeMAY, BURSTEN, MURPHY, WOODWARD, STOLTZFUS, «Χημεία», 13η Έκδοση (Μετάφραση Π. Ακρίβος) ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΤΖΙΟΛΑ Θεσσαλονίκη 2016, ISBN 978-960-418-515-3 β. C.E. Housecroft, A.G. Sharpe, «Ανόργανη Χημεία (Μετάφραση Ν. Χατζηλιάδης, Θ. Καμπανός, Α. Κεραμιδάς, Σ. Περλεπές), Αθήνα 2014, ISBN: 978-960-93-6350-1
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