GENERAL CHEMISTRY SUBJECT IN THE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY IN THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
The General Chemistry subject is given in the Science and Technology Faculty (FCT/ZTF) of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) since the academic course 2010/2011, date in which the implantation of the Degree in Chemistry began. It is a basic branch subject, provided with 12 credits ECTS; no prerequisites are needed by the students who register in it, and, there forms a part of the Module called 1 or Basic Module of the Degree.
This subject of General Chemistry is divided in two parts, named General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, each of which has 6 credits (60 hrs.) assigned, and, given in the four-month periods 1st and 2nd, respectively, lasting, each of them, for 7.5 weeks. General Chemistry I includes contents proper of Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, and, thus its teaching is assigned to the Inorganic Chemistry, and, Organic Chemistry Departments, both located in Leioa's Campus, in the province of Biscay. The subject of General Chemistry II also has 6 credits, and is assigned to the Department of Physical Chemistry of the FCT/ZTF of the UPV/EHU, in Leioa's Campus.
The proper contents of the G. C. I are those of chemical formulation, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bond, aggregation states of matter, stoichiometry of the chemical reactions, foundations of chemical reactivity, isomerism of the organic compounds and reactivity of the principal functional organic groups. Whereas the contents given in G. C. II are those of kinetic and thermodynamic chemistry, chemical balances (acid bases, redox and of formation of complexes) and dissolutions.
In both subjects the teaching is given to the students on the basis of magisterial classes (M), groups of classroom (GC), seminars (S) and practices of computer (PC). In a more concrete way, 6 credits of the G. C. I are distributed in the following way, 30 credits of M, 25 credits of GC and the 5 remaining ones of S; whereas in the G. C. II, the distribution of the credits is, 30 credits of M, 20 of GC, 5 of PC, and, finally, 5 of S.
The competences to be developed in this subject are the proper ones of the fundamental module of which it is part, and, can be, generic and transverse.
The evaluation is realized through several types of tests, to developing written exams; practices accomplishment, carrying out it by means of exercises, cases or problems; individual and / or in group works. The duration of the examination is 2 hrs. In the case of G.C. I, in which there are two parts of notably differentiated, inorganic and organic parts, it is necessary to obtain in each of them a minimal note of 4.0, in order to carry out the average with the other part, up to reaching the qualification of 5.0, which supposes passing the subject.