Course title General and Inorganic Chemistry 1
Code Z105
Status Lectures(30), Exercises (15)
Level Elective
Year 1. Semester 1.
ECTS 5 ECTS credits
Lecturer Goran Šmit, Assistant Professor
Course objective Preparation of students for studies of natural and technical sciences which are based on knowledge given by general and inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisites None
Learning outcomes: After successfully completed course, students will be able to:

  1. Connect unit for amount of substance (mole) with other quantity values which describe its state (mass, volume, pressure),
  2. Define chemical formula of chemical compound on basis of results provided by chemical analysis,
  3. Understand the meaning of chemical equation and its application in different calculations,
  4. Apply gas laws in chemical reactions,
  5. Calculate needed values for preparation of solutions by solving of solids and dilution of solutions,
  6. Use physical properties of solutions in calculations associated with colligative properties (osmosis, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point).
Teaching activity ECTS Learning outcome Students activity Methods of evaluation Points
min max
Knowledge test (preliminary exam)  3  1-6 Preparation for written examination  Written  preliminary exam  40  70
Final exam  2  1-6 Repetition of teaching materials Oral exam (and written exam) 21 30
Total 5  61  100
Consultations – – –
Gained competencies Understanding of connection between physical properties of substances and their chemical changes.
Theoretical basis needed for work in chemical laboratory.
Content (Course curriculum) Introduction in chemistry. Substances (chemical elements, chemical compounds and mixtures). Relative atomic and molecular mass. Structure of atoms. Chemical bond and structure of molecules. Solutions. Osmosis and osmotic pressure. Solutions of electrolytes. Degree of dissociation. Acids and bases.
Recommended reading
  1. I. Filipović, S. Lipanović, Opća i anorganska kemija, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1991.,
  2. M. Sikirica, Stehiometrija, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1991.
Additional reading
  1. M. Silberberg, Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change, WCB/Mcgraw-Hill, Boston, 1996.
Instructional methods Lectures with actively participation of students and auditory exercises with independently solving of numerical problems.
Exam formats First written preliminary exam at the middle of semester (learning outcomes 1.-3.): 5 numerical problems which are 35% of final grade,

Second written preliminary exam at the end of semester (learning outcomes 4.-6.): 5 numerical problems which are 35% of final grade,
Additional written preliminary exam at the end of semester (learning outcomes 1.-6.): 5 numerical problems which are 10% of final grade,
Final oral exam (learning outcomes 1.-6.): 10 theoretical questions which are 30% of final grade and threshold is 70%.

Final grade:
D (2) for realized 61-70% of final grade,
C (3) for realized 71-80% of final grade,
B (4) for realized 81-90% of final grade,
A (5) for realized 91-100% of final grade.

Language Croatian (English)
Quality control and successfulness follow up Anonymous student opinion poll and discussions with students after passing of exam.
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