[ BCBPGVOGEC2 ] VL Introduction II to General Chemistry

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Chemistry Günther Knör 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Biological Chemistry 2017W
Objectives Introduction to the fundamentals of General Chemistry and preparation for the lab course. This lecture continues the lecture „Einführung in die Allgemeine Chemie I“
Subject 1h: Energy conversion of chemical reactions, reaction enthalpy, Hess’s law, enthalpies of formation, Born-Haber-Cyclus, bond enthalpy, law of mass action and free enthalpy, equilibrium constant, distribution equilibria: Nernst’s distribution law and chromatography;
2h: basics of chemical kinetics, reaction order, collision theory, transition state theory, Hammond’s postulate, temperature dependency of the reaction rate, catalysis (homogeneous /heterogeneous), autocatalysis;
3h: chemical equilibrium, dynamic equilibrium, Le Chatelier‘s principle, activation energy, Haber-Bosch-process, solubility equilibrium, solubility product, solubility, Mohr’s titration;
4h: redox reastions, oxidation numbers;
5h: oxidation numbers for covalent compounds, oxidizing and reducing agents, redox potentials, acid-base-theories: Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry, Lewis, protolysis in water, strength of acids and bases, autoprotolysis, Brønsted-acids
6h: Amphoterism, pH-value and its calculation, degree of protolysis and Ostwald’s dilution law, titration, acid-base titrations, indicators, glass electrode, buffer, buffer-capacity, important acids and bases.
Criteria for evaluation written examination
Methods Lecture using powerpoint presentation. The presentation can be downloaded from the institute’s homepage. It’s secured by a password.
Language English
Study material R. Lewis, W. Evans, Chemistry, Palgrave
P. Atkins, L. Jones, Chemical Principles
(C. H. Mortimer, U. Müller, Chemie, Thieme-Verlag. E. Riedel, C. Janiak, Anorganische Chemie, de Gruyter.)
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with BCBPGVOGEC1: VO Introduction I to General Chemistry (1,3 ECTS) -or- TCBPAVOEAC1: VO Einführung I in die Allgemeine Chemie (1,3 ECTS)
equivalent to

BCBPGVOGECI: VO Introduction to General Chemistry (2,6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment