Checking date: 16/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

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

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.
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 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
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.