[ 290PHCHPC1V18 ] VL Physical Chemistry I

Es ist eine neuere Version 2021W dieser LV im Curriculum Bachelor's programme Fundamentals of Natural Sciences for Technology 2023W vorhanden.
Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4,5 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Chemistry Serdar Niyazi Sariciftci 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry 2018W
Objectives basic understanding and knowledge of physical chemistry
Subject Physical chemistry establishes and develops the principles of matter and its changes in terms of the underlying concepts of physics and mathematics. Thus, experimental observation can be transformed in the language of mathematics to explain and interpret physical and chemical properties of matter. This lecture explains the principles of physical chemistry and their applications to the study of the life sciences, particularly biological chemistry leading to an understanding of the processes responsible for life. At the end of this course students should have basic knowledge in

  1. Biochemical thermodynamics
  • Introduction with repetition of First and Second Law of thermodynamics
  • Phase equilibria
    • Phase transitions in biopolymers and aggregates
    • Thermodynamic description of mixtures
      • Chemical potential
      • Ideal and ideal dilute solutions
  • Colligative properties
  • Chemical equilibrium
  1. The kinetic of biochemical processes
  • Rates of reactions
  • Rate laws
  • Temperature dependence of reaction rates
  • Complex reactions and reaction mechanisms
    • Rate determining step
    • Steady state approximation
    • Enzyme kinetics
  • Reaction dynamics
    • Kinetic theory of gases
    • Collision theory
    • Transition state theory
  • Transport phenomena
    • Diffusion
    • Viscosity
  1. Basics in ion and electron transport
  • Transport of ions
  • Redox reaction
  • Standard potential
Criteria for evaluation oral exam
Methods Lecture
Language English
Study material
  • Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, W. H. Freeman Oxford University Press; 11th edition, 2011
  • Physical Chemistry from a Different Angle: Introducing Chemical Equilibrium, Kinetics and Electrochemistry by Numerous Experiments Georg Job, Regina Rüffler, Springer, 2016
  • Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences Tinoco Jr., Ignacio, Kenneth Sauer, James C. Wang , Joseph D. Puglisi , Gerard Harbison, David Rovnyak, Pearson; 15th edition 2013
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with 290PHCHCTDK18: KV Chemical Thermodynamics (1,5 ECTS) + 290PHCHELCV18: VL Electrochemistry (1,5 ECTS) equivalent to
TCBPDVOPYC1: VO Physical Chemistry I (5,2 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment