[ 320STCH20 ] Subject Major Field of Studies Chemistry

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0/57,5 ECTS Accumulative subject examination B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Chemistry Oliver Brüggemann Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Fundamentals of Natural Sciences for Technology 2020W
Objectives Getting acquainted with the most important topics in chemistry. Introduction to the scientific approach and methods of solving problems in chemistry. Getting familiar with basic chemical experimental techniques and with the documentation of experimental results by carrying out selected experiments. Get in touch with the most important terms, concepts and methods in chemistry. Application of these concepts and methods to specific chemical problems, reactions and techniques. The Bachelor's thesis includes practical work in the frame of a research project and writing as well as a presentation of the results in due consideration of the standards of good scientific practice.
Subject Inorganic Chemistry
The different groups of the periodic table are systematically covered with a special focus on the s- and p-block elements and their most relevant compounds. Among the topics treated are the abundancy of the elements and their availability, technical production and use of selected elements, important classes of compounds including synthesis, structures and properties, selected reactions and applications.

Analytical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry
a) Thermodynamics
Empiric gas laws, kinetic gas theory, introduction to atomic and molecular structure, Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, 1st law of thermodynamics, thermo chemistry, 2nd and 3rd law of thermodynamics, free energy and enthalpy, statistic interpretation and calculation of entropy, free enthalpy and the equilibrium constant, properties of liquids, phase diagrams of single and multi-component systems, thermodynamics of mixed phases and blends and phase equilibrium.
b) Molecular Statistics
Classical Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, quantum statistics, partitition functions.
c) Quantum mechanics
Theory of atomic structure, theory of the chemical bonding and the molecular structure, spectroscopy of molecules, symmetry, structural characterization with diffraction methods, electrical and magnetic properties of molecules, structure of the atomic nucleus, properties of crystalline solids.
d) Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
Kinetics of elementary and complex reactions, basic and advanced homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, reaction mechanism in chemistry and catalytic reactions, metal complex catalysis, investigation of catalytic reactions, adsorption and desorption, transport phenomena.

Chemical Technologies
SI units, Powder analysis, Corrosion, SPM, SEM, EDX, EBSD, TEM, AES, XPS, XRD, XRF, XRR, Thermoanalytics, Mechanical testing, Electrical testing, Magnetic characterization, Metalography, Optical microscopy, Photography, Elementary particles and radiation

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