Intended learning outcomes
General Chemistry address issues of fundamental knowledge in Chemistry, providing the students the requirements to support a sustained development of the course. Therefore, the students will acquire the following specific skills:
- Understand matter constitution, periodicity of elements in the periodic table, and simple quantum mechanical treatments of atoms and molecules.
- Understand how and why atoms combine to form substances or materials (chemical bonding and respective theories).
- Relate the composition of atomic/molecular/macromolecular structures, crystalline or not, with the physical, mechanical and optical properties of materials.
- Know how to select the most suitable characterization methods for micro- and nano-scale materials. Ability to interpret mechanical/thermal/optical test results.
- Select materials for applications in Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering.
- Know different techniques for processing nanomaterials. Identify the advantages and limitations.
- Select processing technologies.
- Know how to select the best material characterization method.
- Consider the effect these materials have on the environment.