Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 10
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Mauro Sergio Micheloni
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (LM-13)
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Learning Objectives

The main goal of the present chemistry course is to teach how to correlate chemical structure

with matter/materials properties. I also hope that students will come to realize the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Furthermore I wish to make for student the chemistry one useful enjoyable subject.


Structure of matter. Atoms and Elements. Molecules and ionic compounds. Isotopes, atomic and molecular weights . The Mole. Physical States of Matter. Basic rules of Chemical Nomenclature. Radioactivity, types of Radioactive Decay. Radioactive Series, Radioisotopes and some applications. Effects of Nuclear radiation on Matter. Atomic Structure and Theory. Energy. Electromagnetic radiations. Photoelectric Effect. The Hydrogen Atom. Quantum Numbers and Atomic Orbitals Many-Electron Atoms. General Principles of Electron Configurations. Periodic Atomic Properties. Types and Properties of Chemical Bonds: Covalent, Ionic, Metallic. The Hydrogen bond. Types of non-bonding interactions or Intermolecular Forces including Dispersion Forces (London). Correlations from Structure and Properties: the Color of Substances, Magnetic Properties. Solutions. Type of Solution and Concentrations. Solubility. Colligative Properties: Osmotic Pressure and Lowering of Vapor Pressure. Colloids. Red-Ox reactions. Oxidation Number. Chemical Equilibrium. Equilibrium Constant. Le Chatelier's Principle. Heterogeneous Systems. Acid-Bases Definition: Brönsted-Lowry and Lewis. Autoionization of Water and the pH Scale. Buffer Solution. Acid-Base Indicators. Thermodynamics: Heat, Entropy, Enthalpy and Free Energy. Criterion of Reaction Spontaneity. Electrochemistry: Daniell Cell. Types of Electrochemical Cells. Standard Reduction Potentials. Electrolysis.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

  • D1 - Knowledge and understanding ability. Students will be able to describe the microscopic and macroscopic properties of the matter. In particular they will able to master the concepts of mole, concentration, pH, solubility and chemical equilibrium. The achievement of these abilities will be tested through an oral examination.
  • D2 - Application of knowledge and understanding. Students will be able to utilize the correct chemistry language, and to apply the stoichiometric calculation in order to determine the equilibrium state of a chemical system (yield of a reaction, pH of a solution, solubility of an insoluble electrolyte). The achievement of these abilities will be tested through a written examination.
  • D3 - Judgement autonomy. Students will be able to extimate the role played by the substances composing a chemical system in determining its physical-chemical properties. These knovledges will be essential in order to interpret the behavior of more complex systems tackled in the next teaching. The achievement of these abilities will be tested through the written examination and oral questions aimed at estimate them.
  • D4 - Communication ability. Students will be able to clearly describe the physical-chemical phenomena learned in the course with appropriate language and examples.
  • D5 - Learnning ability. Students will be able to grow autonomously and critically their scientific knowledges by using the teaching material provided by the teacher and any other book or scientific article provided by themselves. These abilities will be stimulated by the teacher proposing and resolving numeric problems.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

R.H. Petrucci, F.G. Herring, J.D. Madura, C. Bissonnette

General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications. 10th Edition

Pearson Educ. Canada, Inc. 2011.


preliminary written test; if passed the student can attend to the final oral test.

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