ĶVĶ109 General Chemistry

Code ĶVĶ109
Name General Chemistry
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Faculty Department of Chemistry
Academic staff Valdis Kampars, Jānis Vaivads, Jānis Millers, Māra Plotniece, Nelli Batenko, Anastasija Antropa, Mārīte Tijāre
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Thermodynamics. Inner energy of a system and its change. Pure substances, mixtures and materials. Disperse systems and solutions. Water, its use and significance. General properties of metals. Electrochemistry. Galvanic cells. Sources of current - batteries, accumulators. Chemical and electrochemical corrosion of metals. Organic compounds. Classes of compounds..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Student has good knowledge of thermodynamic processes and their use, recognises the different types of disperse systems in nature and technologies, student has good skills of the topics of the quality of drinkable water and water for domestic use. Student has gained knowledge of the characteristics of metals used in technology and domestic situations, understands electrochemical processes, can assess the suitability of accumulators and other chemical sources of current for a specific purpose. The student has gained knowledge of alternative energy like the use of hydrogen in car engines.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student is able: To evaluate processes of thermodynamics, its energetic effects, to compare energetic capacity of substances, to evaluate dynamics of chemical equilibrium - Processing and defence of laboratory works
To give examples of disperse systems in domestic situations and technologies - Processing and defence of laboratory works
To analyse the quality of drinking water and water for use in technological processes, evaluate its contamination - Processing and defence of laboratory works
Illustrate properties of metals and their significance in electrochemical processes - Processing and defence of laboratory works
To evaluate significance of chemical sources of current and suitability for existing situation - Processing and defence of laboratory works
Course prerequisites „General chemistry’’ or ‘’Chemistry’’ in secondary education programmes

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