Student guide Faculty of Engineering A.Y. 2008/09

Aim of the course
The course begins by covering the fundamental concepts necessary for understanding the relationships between chemical structure and behaviour, with particular emphasis on the energy-related aspects connected with the evolution of processes.
This is followed by an industry-specific section devoted the technical-scientific ideas that will enable students to evaluate the synthesis and analysis aspects connected with the materials normally used in the various technological processes of the graphics industry.
The syllabus is designed to enable students to interact easily with the specialist personnel of the industry.
1. Basic chemistry
- Atomic structure and periodic system
- Chemical bonds
- States of aggregation of matter: gaseous state (overview), liquid state, solid state
- Chemical reactions: thermodynamic and kinetic aspects. State of equilibrium.
- Water: properties. Solutions: colligative properties
- Equilibria in solutions: acids and bases
- Oxidation-reduction processes. Galvanic cells, electrolysis, corrosion of metals
- Overview of the various polymerisation processes

(For students of mechanics, rubber and plastic materials, chemistry, logistics and ICT courses):
1. Polymeric materials
- Synthetic and natural polymers
- Preparation, structure and properties
- Correlation between structure and properties
2. Metallic materials
- Iron, copper, aluminium
- Preparation and properties
- Metal alloys

(For students of graphics - paper and printing industry courses):
1. Paper and cardboard
- Cellulose
- Cellulose whitening
- Auxiliary and additive products
- Technical coadjutant products
- Products for coat
2. Liquid and fat inks
- Components
- Pigment
- Vector
- Additives
- Inks' manufacturing
- Inks' drying
- Special inks
3. Sticker for corrugated cardboard
4. Plastics, aluminium, cellophane
5. Paper's characteristics and destinations
6. Photographic films
- Structure
- Photosensitive emulsion
- Photographic characteristics
- Photographic image formation
- Photographic treatment

(For students of textile courses):
1. Chemical classification of textile fibres
- Microstructure of fibres
- Polymerisation, spinning and drawing of synthetic fibres
2. Colouring agents, textile ancillaries and water cycle

There will be a written examination.
Reading list
Brady, J.E., Holum, J.R., Chimica. I fatti, i perché, tr. Di A. Ricca, Zanichelli, Bologna, 1992.
Fine, L.W., Beall, H., Chimica per scienze ed ingegneria, Edises, Napoli, 1994.