Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: MASSIMO CARUSO

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course provides the basics of general, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry, and introduces the structures and functions of molecules in living cells. At the end of the course, the student will have to know the basic rules of chemistry to understand the function of molecules in cells and organisms.

Course Structure

Traditional lectures, with the support of slides and audiovisual tools. At the end of the lecture, ample space is given to the comment on the discussed topics, with verification tests that simulate the final tests.

Required Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of general Chemistry.

Attendance of Lessons

Compulsory, as required by the Degree Course

Detailed Course Content

  • Atom: structure of the atom
  • Elements and the Periodic Table
  • Chemical bonds: covalent bonding, ionic bonding, hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interactions
  • Chemical formulas and structural formulas
  • Properties of water
  • Solutions
  • Concentration of solutions
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids and bases
  • pH and buffers
  • Redox reactions
  • The chemistry of carbon
  • Organic molecules and functional groups
  • Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Alcohols, Phenols, Thiols
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  • Introduction to biological molecules: amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids

Textbook Information

- Chimica e Biochimica (Edises Università) - M. Bertoldi - D. Colombo - F. Magni - O. Marin - P. Palestini

- Chimica e Biochimica per le lauree triennali dell'area biomedica (Piccin)  Autori: M. Samaja - R. Paroni

M. Bertoldi, D. Colombo, F. Magni, O. Marin, P. PalestiniChimica e BiochimicaEdises20159788879598781
Michele Samaja - Paroni RitaChimica e biochimica per le lauree triennali dell'area biomedicaPiccin2017978-88-299-2877-4

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Chimica generale, Chimica Fisica, Chimica Organica- Chimica e Biochimica (Edises Università) - M. Bertoldi - D. Colombo - F. Magni - O. Marin - P. Palestini
2Biochimica"Chimica e Biochimica" (Edises Università) - M. Bertoldi - D. Colombo - F. Magni - O. Marin - P. Palestini o "Chimica e Biochimica per le lauree triennali dell'area biomedica" (Piccin) Autori: M. Samaja - R. Paroni

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

During the course, verification tests will be proposed for the evaluation of progresses.

At the end of the course the exam will take place with a written exam in the classroom and, for those who pass the test, an oral exam.

For the attribution of the final grade, the following parameters will be taken into account:

Grade 29-30 with honors: the student has an IN-DEPTH knowledge of the subject, has excellent communication skills and masters the technical-scientific language.

Grade 26-28: the student has a GOOD knowledge of the subject and explains the arguments clearly using an appropriate technical-scientific language;

Grade 22-25: the student has a DISCREET knowledge of the subject, even if limited to the main topics and exposes the topics quite clearly with a fair property of language;

Score 18-21: the student has the MINIMUM knowledge of the subject and exposes the arguments in a sufficiently clear way although the property of language is not very developed;

Failed exam: the student DOES NOT HAVE THE MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE required of the main course contents. The ability to use specific language is very little or no and she is unable to independently apply the acquired knowledge.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

During the course, simulation tests of the final exam will be carried out with exercises related to the topics covered