Checking date: 19/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Chemical basis of engineering
Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (2008 Study Plan) (Plan: 167 - Estudio: 223)


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

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Chemistry (High school)
By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: 1. Knowledge and understanding of the chemical basis, organic and inorganic applied chemistry underlying the branch of industrial engineering; 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of chemical basis, organic and inorganic applied chemistry using established methods; 3. The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments of chemistry, interpret the data and draw conclusions; 4. Workshop and laboratory skills in chemistry. 5. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods to solve problems of chemical basis, organic and inorganic applied chemistry; 6. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve of chemical basis, organic and inorganic applied chemistry. 7. The ability to function effectively both individually and as a team.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Topic 0. Introduction to Chemistry, Preliminary concepts Topic 1. The Atomic Structure. Periodic Properties Topic 2. Chemical Bonding Topic 3. States of Matter (I): Gases, Liquids and Solids Topic 4. States of Matter (II): Solutions: Colligative properties Topic 5. Thermochemistry Topic 6. Chemical equilibrium Topic 7. Acid-base and solubility equilibria Topic 8. Red-Ox equilibrium and Electrochemistry Topic 9. Chemical kinetics Topic 10. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Topic 11. Introduction to Organic Chemistry. Organic Functions and reactivity
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 55
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 45

Calendar of Continuous assessment

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..
  • P.W. ATKINS, L. JONES.. Chemical Principles. W H Freeman & Co, 2001.
  • R. CHANG.. Chemistry,. McGraw-Hill Science, 2006..

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.