529-3001-02L  Chemistry I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersC. Padeste, P. J. Walde, W. R. Caseri
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


529-3001-02 VChemie I2 hrs
Tue14:45-16:30HCI J 7 »
C. Padeste
529-3001-02 UChemie I2 hrs
Thu08:45-10:30HCI H 2.1 »
08:45-10:30HCI J 4 »
P. J. Walde, W. R. Caseri, C. Padeste

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AbstractGeneral Chemistry I: Stoichiometry, atoms, molecules, chemical bond and molecular structure, gases, solutions, chemical equilibrium, solubility, acids and bases, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics.
ObjectiveIntroduction to general and inorganic chemistry.
Content1) Atoms, molecules, periodic table of the elements
2) Stoichiometry: Mole, chemical equations, elemental analyses
3) Reactions in water, stoichiometry in solutions
4) Thermochemistry: Energy and enthalpy, thermochemical equations, Hess theorem
5) Gases: Gas laws, reactions and stoichiometry in the gas phase, kinetic theory
6) Atomic structure and binding models: ionic, covalent and metallic bonds, Lewis- and resonance formula, electronegativity and polarity, VSEPR model
7) Liquids and solids, phase transitions
8) Solutions; dissolution processes, colligative properties
9) Kinetics: reaction rates, temperature dependence, reaction orders and reaction laws, collision theory, catalysis
10) Chemical equilibria: Equilibrium constants, activity and concentration, Le Chatelier's principle.
11) Acid-base equilibria: acid/base-concepts, pH calculations, buffer systems, titrations
12) Equilibria of dissolution and precipitation reactions
13) Thermodynamics: The three laws of thermodynamics, free enthalpy and equilibrium
14) Complexes: equilibria, structure and isomerism
15) Redox reactions and electrochemistry: Faraday's laws, electrode potential, Nernst equation
Lecture notesFolienskript wird jeweils vor den Vorlesungsstunden als PDF versandt.
LiteraturePeter W. Atkins, Loretta Jones. Chemie - einfach alles, 2. Auflage, Wiley-VCH (2006) Weinheim, ISBN 978-3-527-31579-6
Charles E. Mortimer, Ulrich Müller, Johannes Beck. Chemie; Das Basiswissen der Chemie. 12., Auflage; Thieme (2015); ISBN 978-3-13-484312-5.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 529-3002-00L Chemistry II (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Materials Science 2017; Version 28.01.2020 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Materials Science 2012; Version 01.08.2016 (Examination Block B)
Bachelor's Programme in Materials Science 2015; Version 22.08.2017 (Examination Block B)
ECTS credits9 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersP. J. Walde, W. R. Caseri, C. Padeste
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationWird in der Regel nur als Jahreskurs zusammen mit Chemie II geprüft
Written aidsPeriodensystem, Taschenrechner Keine elektronischen Kommunikationsmittel
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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