[ 663PHCHPC1U19 ] UE Exercises in Physical Chemistry for Biological Chemistry I

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Biologische Chemie Sabine Hild 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Biological Chemistry 2018W
Objectives This course will get a basic understanding in the application of the principles of physical to the study of the life sciences, particularly biological chemistry leading to an understanding of the processes responsible for life. Parallel to the lecture Physical Chemistry I practical it provides examples and related exercises that are calculated and discussed in this class.
Subject Topics that are covered are from

  • Biochemical thermodynamics
    • First and Second Law of thermodynamics
    • Phase equilibria
      • Phase diagrams
      • Thermodynamic description of mixtures
    • Colligative properties
    • Chemical equilibrium
  • The kinetic of biochemical processes
    • Rates of reactions
    • Rate laws
    • Temperature dependence of reaction rates
    • Complex reactions and reaction mechanism
    • Reaction dynamics
    • Transport phenomena
      • Diffusion
      • Viscosity
  • Basics in ion and electron transport
    • Transport of ions
    • Redox reaction
    • Standard potential
Criteria for evaluation Attendance, presentation, homework, written exam. The resit can be held orally
Language English
Changing subject? No
Further information
  • 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
  • Foundations of Physical Chemistry, Nathan Lawrence, Jauy Wadhawan, Richard Compton, Oxford Chemistry Primers, 2010
Corresponding lecture BCBPPUEPHYC: UE Exercises in Physical Chemistry 1 (1,6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Direct assignment