[ 663AACHGC1V17 ] VL Introduction I to General Chemistry

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1,5 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. The passing of the final test is a mandatory requirement for the lab course.
Subject 1h: What’s Chemistry?; basic terms; classification of matter; state of matter.
2h: basic terms of separation techniques; base units; ideal gas law; real gases.
3h: Liquids and solids; intermolecular interactions; electronegativity and polarity of bonds; dipole moment; van-der-Waals interactions, hydrogen bonds.
4h: Anomalies of water; phase diagrams; melting diagrams and crystallisation;
5h: Solutions and Miscibility; dissolution processes; Rauolt’s Law and vapour pressure; boiling-point elevation and freezing-point depression; osmotic pressure; temperature-composition diagram;
6h: Excursus: Lewis-structure; fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics; laws of thermodynamic; Gibbs-Helmholtz-equation; reaction enthalpy and entropy.
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 BCBPGVOGEC1: VO Introduction I to General Chemistry (1,3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment