|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|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|
|LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)||Greek|
|THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS||NO|
|COURSE WEBSITE (URL)|
- 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:
|§ Independent work
§ 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:
- Periodicity and the Chemistry of the Elements, the Atom, the Rutherford and Bohr theory.
- The Newest Quantum Mechanics Theory-Molecular orbital theory in simple molecules.
- Electronic Structure and Properties of atom-Transition Metal Coordination Chemistry.
- Chemical Bond: Ionic and Covalent Bond.
- Bonding Models-Ionic bonding in solids
- Liquid and Solid State Chemistry.
- Chemical thermodynamics (Enthalpy – Free energy – Gibbs equation)-Chemical Kinetics.
- Chemical equilibrium.
- Acids and Bases.
- Ionic equilibrium- (Salts, acids, bases – Precipitates)-Volumetric analysis.
- Introduction to coordination number and shape of metal complexes-Ligands and ligand preferences-Metal-ligand bonding theory
- TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
|DELIVERING METHOD||In classroom|
|IT USE||§ Powerpoint, videos
|TEACHING ORGANIZATION||Activity||Semester workload
(25-hour workload per credit unit)
|In order to pass this course, each student must complete all of the following compulsory requirements:
Laboratory experiments and reports, oral and written examination in the lab.
Formal examination (mid-semester and final written examinations).
- PROPOSED LITERATURE