Erich Christian Meister: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

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Name Dr. Erich Christian Meister
Address
Lab. für Physikalische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI H 286
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailerich.meister@phys.chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
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NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
529-0054-00LPhysical and Analytical Chemistry10 credits15PE. C. Meister, R. Zenobi, M.‑O. Ebert, K. Eyer, B. Hattendorf, Y. Yamakoshi
AbstractPractical introduction to important experimental methods in physical and analytical chemistry.
ObjectiveThe students have to carry out selected experiments in physical chemistry and evaluate measurement data.
They acquire a good knowledge about the most important practical techniques in analytical chemistry.
Laboratory reports have to be written to each experiment.
ContentPhysical chemistry part:
Short recapitulation of statistics and analysis of measurement data. Writing experimental reports with regard to publication of scientific works. Basic physical chemistry experiments (a maximum of six experiments from the following themes): 1. Phase diagrams (liquid-vapour and solid-liquid phase diagrams, cryoscopy); 2. electrochemistry and electronics; 3. quantum chemistry studies; 4. kinetics; 5. thermochemistry; 6. speed of sound in gases and liquids; 7. surface tension.

Analytical chemistry part:
1. Introduction to the concept of sampling, quantitative elemental analysis and trace analysis, atomic spectroscopic methods, comparative measurements with electrochemical methods; 2. Separation methods, their principles and optimisation: comparison of the different chromatographic methods, effect of the stationary and mobile phases, common errors/artefacts, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography (injection methods). 3. Spectroscopic methods in organic structure determination: recording of IR and UV/VIS spectra, recording technique in NMR

Mandatory exercises in spectroscopy in an accompanying tutorial 529-0289-00 "Instrumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" are an integral part of this course.
Lecture notesDescriptions for experiments available online.
LiteratureTo part PC:
Erich Meister, "Grundpraktikum Physikalische Chemie: Theorie und Experimente", 2. Auflage, vdf Hochschul-Verlag an der ETH, Zürich, 2012. Available as e-Book.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
529-0011-04 "Allgemeine Chemie (Praktikum)"
529-0051-00 "Analytische Chemie" I (3. Semester)
529-0058-00 "Analytische Chemie II" (4. Semester) in parallel to the lab class, or completed in an earlier semester. The course 529-0289-00L "Instumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen" is an obligatory component of the lab class / praktikum.

Safety concept: https://chab.ethz.ch/studium/bachelor1.html
529-0054-01LPhysical Chemistry6 credits8PE. C. Meister
AbstractPractical introduction to important experimental methods in physical chemistry.
ObjectiveThe students have to carry out selected experiments in physical chemistry and evaluate measurement data.
Laboratory reports have to be written to each experiment.
ContentShort recapitulation of statistics and analysis of measurement data. Writing experimental reports with regard to publication of scientific works. Basic physical chemistry experiments (7 experiments from the following themes): 1. Phase diagrams (liquid-vapour and solid-liquid phase diagrams, cryoscopy); 2. electrochemistry and electronics; 3. quantum chemistry studies; 4. kinetics; 5. thermochemistry; 6. speed of sound in gases and liquids; 7. surface tension.
LiteratureErich Meister, "Grundpraktikum Physikalische Chemie: Theorie und Experimente", 2. Auflage, vdf Hochschul-Verlag an der ETH, Zürich, 2012. Available as e-book.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirement:
529-0011-04 "Praktikum Allgemeine Chemie (1. Semester)

Safety concept: https://chab.ethz.ch/studium/bachelor1.html
529-0074-00LBCB IV: Analytical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Only for students of Biochemistry - Chemical Biology
5 credits7PB. Rubi, J. W. Bode, R. Glockshuber, E. C. Meister
AbstractPractical Introduction to Experimental Methods in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
ObjectiveTo acquire a sound knowledge of the instrumentation and methods for the analysis of molecules, including organic compounds and biological molecules.

To learnabout the most important practical techniques in analytical chemistry.

To write critical reports for each experiment and analytical technique.
ContentThe course will comprise of maximum 10 experiments from the following themes: Spectroscopic structural characterisation, analytical characterisation, Bio-physical characterisation. Experiments that will be part of this curriculum are: Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy, Mass Spectromety, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, HPLC and Size exclusion separations, Isothermal titration calorimetry as well as a number of other bio-physical and biological characterisation techniques.
Lecture notesLearning Materials will be made available on an online platform (web page or Moodle)
LiteratureLearning Materials will be made available on an online platform (web page or Moodle)
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites / Notice 529-0011-04 "Allgemeine Chemie (Praktikum)"
529-0051-00 "Analytische Chemie" I (3. Semester)
529-0058-00 "Analytische Chemie II" (4. Semester) enrolment in parallel to the lab class, or completed in an earlier semester.
551-0128-00L Fundamentals of Biology I

BCB Students should also be enrolled in "Instumentalanalyse organischer Verbindungen".
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
529-0430-00LPractical Course Physical Chemistry (for Biol./Pharm.Sci.)3 credits4PE. C. Meister
AbstractPractical introduction to important basic experimental methods in physical chemistry. Investigation of qualitative and quantitative relations between physico-chemical quantities of the systems under study.
ObjectiveThe students have to carry out selected experiments in physical chemistry using important measurement methods and devices.
The measured data have to be processed, mostly with the aid of computers, and considering error propagation and statistics.
Detailed laboratory reports have to be written to each experiment.
ContentBasic physical chemistry experiments covering chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, viscosity, surface tension, spectroscopy.
Computer simulation of physical-chemical phenomena.
Lecture notesErich Meister, "Grundpraktikum Physikalische Chemie: Theorie und Experimente", 2. Auflage, vdf Hochschul-Verlag an der ETH, Zürich, 2012. Available as e-book.
Supplementary material to experiments is available.
Prerequisites / NoticeSafety concept: https://chab.ethz.ch/studium/bachelor1.html
529-2002-02LChemistry II5 credits2V + 2UJ. Cvengros, J. E. E. Buschmann, P. Funck, H. Grützmacher, E. C. Meister, R. Verel
AbstractChemistry II: Redox reactions, chemistry of the elements, introduction to organic chemistry

In the course "Chemistry II", the competencies of process understanding, system understanding, modeling, concept development and data analysis & interpretation are taught, applied and examined.
ObjectiveGeneral base for understanding of inorganic and organic chemistry.
Content1. Redoxreactions

2. Inorganic Chemistry
Rules for nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Systematic description of the groups of elements in the periodical system and the most important compounds of these elements. Formation of compounds as a consequence of the electronoc structure of the elements.

3. Introduction to organic chemistry
Description of the most important classes of compounds and of the functional groups. Principal reactivity of these functional groups.
Stereochemistry.
Rection mechanisms: SN1- and SN2-reactions, electrophilic aromatic subtitutions, eliminations (E1 and E2), addition reactions (C=C and C=O double bonds). Chemistry of carbony and carboxyl groups.
LiteratureTheodore L. Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Bruce E. Bursten, CHEMIE. 14. Auflage, Pearson Studium, 2018.

D.W.Oxtoby, H.P.Gillis, N.H.Nachtrieb, PRINCIPLES OF MODERN CHEMISTRY, 8th Edition, Thomson, London, 2016.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed
529-4000-00LChemistry4 credits3GE. C. Meister
AbstractIntroduction to chemistry with aspects of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
Objective- Understanding of simple models of chemical bonding and the three-dimensional molecular structure
- Quantitative description of selected chemical systems by means of reaction equations and equilibria
- Understanding of fundamental concepts of chemical kinetics (e.g. reaction order, rate law, rate constant)
ContentPeriodic system of the elements, chemical bonding (LCAO-MO), molecular structure (VSEPR), reactions, equilibria, chemical kinetics.
Lecture notesHandouts of lecture presentations and additional supporting information will be offered.
LiteratureC.E. Housecroft, E.C. Constable, Chemistry. An Introduction to Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, 4th ed., Pearson: Harlow 2010.
C.E. Mortimer, U. Müller, Chemie, 11. Auflage, Thieme: Stuttgart 2014.