Checking date: 06/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Chemical basis of engineering
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
To understand the basic principles of Chemistry: structure and properties of matter, thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium. To understand the basic principles of Chemical Engineering: mass balances, chemical equilibrium and reaction rates. To introduce the main inorganic and organic products and their production processes. To explain the reactivity of the main inorganic and organic functional groups as well as their application in industrial synthesis. To enable students to operate simple analytical equipment, to analyse and interpret their results General skills encouraged during the duration of the course: -Ability to solve complex problems -Ability to search for, understand and use relevant information in a decision-making process -Ability to apply multidisciplinary knowledge for resolving a specific problem -Ability to work in a group and distribute the workload in order to solve complex problems General skills acquired by the student: - Ability to obtain the necessary information, knowledge or understanding in order to develop solutions for specific applications
Description of contents: programme
IMPORTANT: the schedule will be adjusted according to the recently approved by Junta de Escuela in April / May 2013 Atoms, Molecules and Ions. Chemical bonding. Thermochemistry and chemical equilibrium. Chemical Equilibrium: Acid-Base and solubility equilibriums. Electrochemistry. Chemical Kinetics Applied Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Basic operations in Chemical Engineering
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretic lessons Lesson dedicated to solving problems and exercises Individual and collective tutorial sessions. Material with solved and unsolved problems (but with solutions) with the aim of directing the personal work of the student. Laboratory practical sessions - Before accessing the laboratories, all students should watch some videos on safety in chemistry laboratories and, after that, they have to pass some virtual questionnaires (Aula Global) in order to demonstrate the contains of the videos are understood.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • K. HEINZ BÜCHNER, HANS-HEINRICH MORETTO, P. WODITSCH,. Industrial Inorganic Chemistry. Wiley-VCH; 2000..
  • K. WEISSERMEL, HANS-JÜRGEN ARPE,. Industrial Organic Chemistry. 4th Edition, Wiley & Sons; 1997..
  • M.D. Reboiras. Química: La Ciencia Básica. Thomson-Paraninfo. 2006
  • M.D. Reboiras. Problemas resueltos de Química. La ciencia básica. Paraninfo. . 2012
  • P.W. ATKINS, L. JONES.. Chemical Principles. W H Freeman & Co, 2001.
  • R. CHANG.. Chemistry,. McGraw-Hill Science, 2006..

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.