Course code Ķīmi1027

Credit points 2


Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes24

Date of course confirmation20.02.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Chemistry

Course developer

author Ķīmijas katedra

Māra Dūma

Dr. sc. ing.

Replaced course

Ķīmi1001 [GKIM1001] Chemistry

Course abstract

In this study course students acquire basic laws of chemistry, structure of matter; colligative properties of solutions; colloidal state of the substances. The Electrochemical processes covers the potential theory of electrodes, galvanic elements, electrolysis and its application, chemical and electrochemical corrosion, and protection against it. The properties and application of structural metals are studied.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge and critical understanding of the physical and chemical properties of structural metals, the colligative properties of solutions; processes in galvanic cells, use of electrolysis for metal coatings, as well as electrochemical corrosion and protection against it - tests.
Skills to analyze, compare and evaluate the resistance and reactivity of metals and their alloys under different conditions, to explain the influence of various factors on the rate of chemical reactions; to evaluate possibilities of various galvanic elements and to find creative solutions for corrosion prevention in given conditions - laboratory works.
Competence to objectively evaluate new information, ability to independently acquire and analyze information, as well as to use it in solving chemistry related problems and practical tasks - protocols of laboratory works, tasks of independent work.

Course plan

1. Subject of Chemistry. Atomic structure. Classification of inorganic compounds.
2. Periodic Law and Periodic System. Laboratory work No1. 1st independent work.
3. Chemical bond, crystal lattice. Preparation of salt formulas. 1st test.
4. Solutions, their properties. Metal reactions with acids and alkalis. Laboratory work No2. 2nd independent work.
5. Colligative properties of solutions. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. 2nd test.
6. Disperse systems, their classification. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. Laboratory work No3. 3rd independent work.
7. Metals, their general characteristics. 3rd test.
8. Electrochemistry. Electrodes, their division. Primary cells. Laboratory work No4. 4th independent work.
9. Electrolysis. Test 4. 5. Independent work.
10. Electrolysis, its practical application. Laboratory work No5. 5th test. 6. Independent work.
11. Corrosion, its types. Chemical corrosion. 6th test.
12. Protection against chemical corrosion. Laboratory work No6. 7. Independent work.
13. Electrochemical Corrosion. 7th Test.
14. Protection against electrochemical corrosion. 8. Independent work.
15. Cathode Coatings and Anode Coatings . Laboratory work No7. 8th test.
16. Metal alloys, their breakdown, properties and applications.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Test with a grade in the 1st semester. To pass the test, you must have worked and counted for 7 laboratory works, counted for 8 independent assignments, successfully written for 8 tests. The tag is formed as an average mark from the successfully written check marks.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Preparation for tests, performing tasks of independent work, processing of laboratory work reports, processing of results obtained in laboratory work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The overall assessment of the study course consists of evaluations of the written tests and laboratory works, as well as the completion of independent work.
Final grade of the study course will be calculated using a marking scheme:
• tests 60%;
• laboratory reports 30%.
• independent work 10%;
Student must earn a positive mark (at least 4) for every course activity to pass the course.

Compulsory reading

1. Brown T.L., Le May Jr.H.E., Bursten B.E. Chemistry. The Central Science. 10tf edition. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, 2006. 1128 p.
2. Dūma M., Bluka A. Ķīmija. Metodiskie norādījumi un laboratorijas darbu apraksti Tehniskās fakultātes studentiem. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 24 lpp.
3. Constable E.C., Housecroft C.E. (2006) Chemistry. 3rd edition. Harlow etc.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006. 1285 p.

Further reading

1. Čakste I. Vispārīgā ķīmija. Mācību līdzeklis. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 66 lpp
2. Rauhvargers A. Vispārīgā ķīmija: eksperimentāla mācību grāmata. Rīga: Zinātne, 1996. 383 lpp.


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