Checking date: 19/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Chemical fundaments of engineering
Study: Bachelor in Energy Engineering (280)


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

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Chemistry (High school)
TBy 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
Master classes, tutorial classes in small groups dedicated to resolving student questions and doubts, student presentations, individual tutorials, and individual work by the students; activities dedicated to acquisition of theoretical knowledge related to the lecture course (3 ECTS credits) Laboratory practical sessions and classes in small groups dedicated to solving question sheets, individual tutorials and individual work by the student; activities dedicated to acquisition of practical skills related to the lecture course (3 ECTS credits) - 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
  • A. VIAN ORTUÑO. Introducción a la Química Industrial. Reverté..
  • G. CALLEJA, F. GARCIA, A. DE LUCAS, D. PRATS, J.M. RODRIGUEZ. Introducción a la Ingeniería Químic. Síntesis..
  • J. COSTA, S. CERVERA, F. CUNILL, S. ESPLUGAS, C. TEIXIDO, J. MATA. Curso de Ingeniería Química. Reverté..
  • 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..
  • R.T. MORRISON, R.N. BOYRD. Química Orgánica. Addison-Wesley Iberoamericana..

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