Course code Ķīmi1029

Credit points 2


Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation20.03.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Chemistry

Course developer

author Ķīmijas katedra

Fredijs Dimiņš

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The subject implies: theoretical basis of general chemistry, including: general regularities of chemical process, structure of matter, heterogeneous dispersion systems, solutions, electrolyte water solutions, electrochemical processes; main qualities of chemical elements and their joins, used in contemporary technologies as a material for building and construction; basic of chemistry of joining materials.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students are able to demonstrate their knowledge of general chemistry and understand their connection to civil engeneering. Studens are able to demonstrate skills for do practical calculation by using the acquired basics of the theoritical background. Students are able to demonstrate skills for searching the information to successfully completing the assigned job. Students are able to demonstrete their competence in discussions about transformations of inorganic substances - home work

Students are able to independently do laboratory works. Students are able to demonstrate skills independently to do laboratory works. Students are able to demonstrante competences to make conclusions and discuss about the results - presentation of laboratory reports.

Course Content(Calendar)

1.Reaction rates and chemical equilibrium.
2.Disperse systems. Solutions. Types of concentrations of solutions.
3.The colligative properties of solutions.
4.The dissociation and pH. The Electrochemical processe.
5.The electrochemical processe.
6.Classification of metals. General physical and chemical properties of metals. The alloys.
7.The main magnesium coumpounds in nature and technology. Physical and chemical properties of magnesium and their coumpounds.
8.The physical and chemical properties of zinc and copper. The most importand coumponds. Iron. Alloys of iron and their properties.
9.Basic concepts of chemistry in civil engineering.
10.Prac.: Safety rules in the chemistry laboratory. The properties of inorganic coumpounds. (3h)
11.Prac.: Chemical reactions in electrolyte solutions. (2h)
12.Prac.: Hydrolysis of salts.
13.Home work (16h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Students must perform all laboratory works and home work, and students must be written exam.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Home work – classification of inorganic coumponds and their chemical properties. Galvanic cell, corrosium and electrolysis. Reaction rates and chemical equilibrium. Basic concepts of chemistry in civil engineering. The work is submitted in printed form..

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Students must be perform all laboratory reports and home work. If the mentioned criteria are executed, it is possible to take examination. Examination has to be passed not less than 4 points.

Compulsory reading

1. Lewis R., Evans W. Chemistry. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 508 p. 2. Čakste I. Vispārīgā ķīmija. LLU, Ķīmijas katedra. Rīga: Drukātava , 2008. 66 lpp. 3. Druviete B. Neorganiskie savienojumi, to klasifikācija un vispārīgās ķīmiskās īpašības. LLU, Ķīmijas katedra. Rīga: Drukātava , 2008. 59 lpp.
4. Malone L.J.. Basic Concepts of Chemistry.New York etc.: John Wiley@Sons, 2004, 882 p.

Further reading

1. Kokars Valdis. Vispārīgā ķīmija. Rīga: RTU izdevniecība, 2009, 286 lpp.
2. Brown T.L., LeMay E.Jr., Burstein B.E., Marphy C.J. Chemistry. The Central Science. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education International, 2006. 1128 p.
3. Zumdahl S.S. Chemical Principle. Boston, New York: University of Illinois,2005. 1070 p.
4. Федосова Н.Д. Химические основы полимеров и вяжущих веществ. Издательство Ассоциации строительных вузов (ACB), 2005. 176 с.