Inorganic Chemistry

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
5.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL

Lecturer
- Marco António Mourão Cartaxo
- Valentim Maria Brunheta Nunes

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Basic and in-depth chemistry concepts that are relevant to other courses. Foster the study of chemistry and raise awareness to its significance in industry and society. Students should be able to solve basic problems of inorganic chemistry and perform laboratory tasks.

Program
1. Theories of chemical bonding. Valence Bond Theory and Molecular
Orbital Theory; 2.Electrochemistry. Redox reactions. Corrosion and electrolysis; 3.Metallurgy and the chemistry of metals. Non-metallic elements. Transition metal chemistry and coordination compounds. Crystal field theory; 4.Nuclear chemistry. Nuclear stability and radioactivity.

Evaluation Methodology
Final written test or exam (75%) and laboratory reports (25%).

Bibliography
- Kotz, J. e Treichel, P. (2003). Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity. London: Thomson Books
- Atkins, P. (1997). Chemistry: Molecules, Matter and Change. NY: Freeman&Co
- Goldsby, K. e Chang, R. (2013). Química. Porto Alegre: McGraw-Hill

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and lab classes involving the performance of several laboratory tasks.

Software used in class