Fiches de cours

Chimie générale avancée (anglais)

CH-160(en)

Enseignant(s) :

Rizzo Thomas
Terrettaz Samuel

Langue:

English

Summary

This course aims to teach essential notions of the structure of matter, chemical equilibria and reactivity. Classes and exercises provide the means to analyze and solve, by reasoning and calculatio,n novel problems of geeneral chemistry.

Content

1. Atomic theory : Electronic structure of atoms, atomic orbitals, spectroscopy, the periodic table

 

2. Chemical bonding : Lewis dot structures, octet rule, ionic bond, covalent bond, bond energy, VSEPR model, geometry of molecules, molecular orbitals, dipolar moment, van der Waals and London forces, intermolecular bonds.

 

3. Chemical quantities : Atomic/molecular mass, isotopes, notion of mole, chemical formulas, concentrations.

 

4. Chemical reactions and stœchiometry : Chemical equations, limiting reactant, electrolytes, ideal gas law, partial pressures.

 

5. Thermochemistry : Internal energy, first principle of thermodynamics, enthalpy of physical and chemical transformations, entropy, second principle, Gibbs free energy.

 

6. Chemical equilibria : Gibbs free energy of a mixture, chemical potential and activity, reaction quotient, equilibrium constant, influence of reactions parameters on equilibria.

 

7. Properties of solutions : Dissolution and solvation, solubility of solids.


8. Proton transfer : Acid-base equilibria: Brønsted-Lowry theory, acid-base couples, ionization constant, pH scale, calculation of pH values, acid-base titration.

 

9. Electron transfer : Electrochemistry: Balancing redox equations, electrochemical cells, standard potentials, batteries and rechargeable cells, Nernst's equation, Faraday's law, electrolysis.

 

10. Chemical kinetics : Reaction rate, rate law, molecularity and reaction order, activated complex theory, Arrhenius' law, catalysis.

Selected applications of the chemistry principles to Materials , Environment or Life sciences will be discussed  in French in courses CH160(a) or CH160(e) during weeks 11 to 14. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Course with exercises

Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications
by Petrucci, Herring, Madura and Bissonnette

Chimie générale ; Hill, Petruci, McCreary, Perry, Editions du renouveau pédagogique

Chimie des solution ; Hill, Petruci, McCreary, Perry, Editions du renouveau pédagogique

Exercices de chimie générale; Comninellis; Friedli, Sahil Migirdicyan; Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12    CM1100
CM1105
12-13   CO3
13-14    
14-15     
15-16     
16-17    CO3
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand