General & Inorganic Chemistry


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0004 SEMESTER 1st / 3rd /5th
COURSE TITLE GENERAL &INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE General Background
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
The science of chemistry has made a decisive contribution to the development of specialized disciplines such as agricultural chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, geochemistry and more. The choice of subjects, the way of teaching and the extent of the deepening of this course are completely oriented and harmonized with the learning objectives of the Department. As a result of the successful completion of the course on the one hand, potential gaps in students’ knowledge from their secondary education will be filled and, more importantly, they will become familiar with new issues concerning fundamental principles of other courses in this department. In particular, in-depth knowledge of the structure and behavior of the material will be acquired either as pure compounds or as solutions. In essence, it is a precursor of knowledge that helps to ensure a smooth transition for first-year students to pursue their scientific specialization in Agriculture. The practical part of the course, which undertakes to initiate and train students on how to operate a laboratory from the most basic issues (safety rules, how to handle reagents) to specialized (qualitative and quantitative analysis), is crucial to the above. In this way, students will be prepared for the multitude of workshops that will follow in the following semesters.

Overall, on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • To develop expertise relevant to the professional practice of chemistry relevant to agriculture science.
  • To develop an understanding of the range and chemistry of elements in the periodic table and their compounds.
  • To establish an appreciation of the role of inorganic chemistry in the chemical sciences.
  • To develop an understanding of the role of the agriculturist in measurement and problem solving in inorganic chemistry.
  • To provide an understanding of chemical methods employed for problem solving involving inorganic systems.
  • To provide experience in some scientific methods employed in inorganic chemistry.
  • To develop skills in procedures and instrumental methods applied in analytical and synthetic tasks of inorganic chemistry.
  • To develop skills in the scientific method of planning, developing, conducting, reviewing, and reporting experiments.
  • To develop some understanding of the professional and safety responsibilities residing in working with inorganic systems.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Teamwork

§  Literature search, data analysis, and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

3. COURSE CONTENT

The course deals with issues related to basic principles and knowledge of the field of Inorganic Chemistry and specifically analyzes and selects the following subjects:

    1. Periodicity and the Chemistry of the Elements, the Atom, the Rutherford and Bohr theory.
    2. The Newest Quantum Mechanics Theory-Molecular orbital theory in simple molecules.
    3. Electronic Structure and Properties of atom-Transition Metal Coordination Chemistry.
    4. Chemical Bond: Ionic and Covalent Bond.
    5. Bonding Models-Ionic bonding in solids
    6. Liquid and Solid State Chemistry.
    7. Solutions.
    8. Chemical thermodynamics (Enthalpy – Free energy – Gibbs equation)-Chemical Kinetics.
    9. Chemical equilibrium.
    10. Acids and Bases.
    11. Ionic equilibrium- (Salts, acids, bases – Precipitates)-Volumetric analysis.
    12. Introduction to coordination number and shape of metal complexes-Ligands and ligand preferences-Metal-ligand bonding theory
    13. Oxidation-Reduction.
  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Powerpoint, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Teamwork 35
Independent study 25
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

In order to pass this course, each student must complete all of the following compulsory requirements:

  • Laboratory evaluation:

Laboratory experiments and reports, oral and written examination in the lab.

  • Theory evaluation:

Formal examination (mid-semester and final written examinations).

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE