Course Code: M 104 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Environmental Engineering • Field of study: Environmental Engineering
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Simona Camelia Varvara
Seminar tutor: Roxana Nadina Bostan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

The course attempts to develop the capacity for knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts specific to chemistry and their application in the environmental engineering.
Use of basic scientific knowledge in defining and explaining the specific concepts of engineering and environmental protection
Development of the ability to use the basic concepts, theories and methods in the field of chemistry for carrying out specific analyzes for environmental engineering

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Introduction to chemistry. Fundamentals of chemistry. 2-3. Atomic models. Atomic structure. Relations between the atomic structure and periodic table of elements. Periodicity law 4-6. Chemical bonds: Ionic bonds. Covalent bonds. Coordinative bonds. Metallic bonds. 7. Solutions. Solution’s concentrations (percentage, molar, normal etc.). Applications 8-9. Arrhenius law. Acids. Bases. Protolytic equilibrium of water. pH and pOH 10. Salts hydrolysis. 11-12. Basics of precipitation and complex formation reactions. 13-14. Electrochemistry. Electrodes and primary cells: Electrode Potential. Nernst equation. Types of electrodes. Primary cells. Applications of EMF measurements. LAB WORKS AND SEMINARS: 1. Safety rules in the chemistry lab. Regulation in the chemistry laboratory. Operations, equipment and utensils used in the chemistry lab 2. Solutions. Expression of concentration of solutions. Problems. 3. Laboratory solution preparation – practical work 4. Titrated solution. Determination of the solution’s factor 5. Determination of the solution pH 6. Practical determination of soil quality (pH, content of N, P, K, moisture etc.) 7. Qualitative chemical analysis. Methods for detecting cations and anions. 8. Assessment of the laboratory knowledges

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, practical works/projects

Learning outcomes:

1 Explaining the mechanisms, processes and effects of anthropogenic or natural origin which determine and influence the environmental pollution 2. Identification and compliance with professional ethics

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A one-hour written examination (60% of the final grade). The examination of the practical abilities acquired during the practical works (40% of the final grade).

Recommended reading:

A. J. Fletcher, Chemistry for Chemical Engineers, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2012, ISBN: 978-87-403-0249-3, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2012,
R. Elsair, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Ventus Publishing ApS, 2012, ISBN 978-87-403-0105-2, Ventus Publishing ApS,, 2012,
C. Brett, A.M. Oliveira Brett, Electrochemistry. Principles, methods and applications, Oxford Science Publications, 1993, Oxford Science Publications, Oxford, 1993,