General Chemistry
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  WPCH16000 
Vaknaam  General Chemistry 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  General Chemistry  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1.describe atoms in the context of chemistry and be familiar with basic chemical concepts such as conservation of mass, Dalton’s theory, Avogadro’s number, isotopes, density. Students will be able to write down and interpret empirical formulas, write a balanced chemical equation and understand the concept of a limiting reagent. 2.understand how the Periodic Table is arranged and why. They will be able to describe chemical bonding in terms of forces, potential energy and electron affinity and will be able to discern and predict ionic and covalent bonding. They will know how to determine oxidation numbers and be familiar with basic inorganic nomenclature. 3.know the ideal gas law, the kinetic theory of gases, van der Waals forces, the concept of absolute zero and the Kelvin scale. They will be able to use these concepts to describe gases, mixtures of gases and partial pressures. They will understand how intermolecular forces give rise to structure and affect compressibility, surface tension and state. They will understand phase equili 4.understand the basic thermodynamic concepts of systems, states and processes and the First Law. They will be familiar with thermochemistry and basic concepts in statistical mechanics. They will understand the concept of entropy, carnot cycles and Gibbs free energy. 5.understand the basic concepts of chemical kinetics. They will know what a reaction rate is and it is described by the rate laws. They will understand how temperature and mechanism affects rates. 6.to be familiar with the general concepts of NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. They will be able to interpret, simulate and predict rudimentary spectra. They will be able to simulate kinetics using commonlyavailable software. 

Omschrijving  This is the first course in the Bachelor's program in Chemistry and Chemical Technology. The goal is to expose students to the scientific discipline of Chemistry in a broad sense and to introduce them to core concepts. After a refresher on the Elements, the structure of atoms and molecular formulas, the course will cover: The Periodic Table, chemical bonding, redox, the ideal gas law and mixtures of gases, intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, Gibbs free energy, entropy, and chemical kinetics. Computer practical courses will introduce NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and chemical kinetics.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 19 hours, Tutorials: 11 hours, Computer practicals: 9 hours, Self study: 101 hours.) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Homework assignment (25%), midterm exam (25%), written exam with open questions (25%), computer practicals (25%).) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  prof. dr. R.C. Chiechi  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. R.C. Chiechi ,prof. dr. G. Maglia, PhD.  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from high school chemistry.  
Opmerkingen  The final exam will cover the entire contents of the course, but the content covering the first half of the course will be optional; whichever grade is higher (midterm or final) will be used to assess the first part of the course. The second part will be assessed from the final exam. The midterm exam will cover the first half of the course.Assessment rewards the application of the correct concept, the use of proper formulas, equations and the correct solutions The practicals are assessed on a pass/fail basis determined by completing and handing in the assigned work. Homework assignments: Solve problems as practised in tutorials Assessment criteria: The two exams (midterm and final) assess the ability of the students to apply the concepts outlined in learn objectives 15 to numerical and conceptual problems resembling those practiced in tutorials and given as homework assignments. Assessment rewards the application of the correct concept to the correct type of problem, the use of proper formulas and equations and the correct solution to those problems. Conceptual knowledge is assessed by the correctness of statements as judged by how commensurate they are with the primary text and lecture content.Grading criteria will be provided in detail via Nestor including, but not limited to, mock exams and answers and solutions to homework sets and practical assignments. Book: Here is the right ISBN to use: 9781305395893 or 1305395891 as it has a regular EU student price: http://edu.cengage.co.uk/catalogue/product.aspx?isbn=1305395891 

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