529-2001-02L  Chemistry I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Cvengros, J. E. E. Buschmann, P. Funck, E. C. Meister, W. Uhlig, R. Verel
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


529-2001-02 VChemie I
Vorlesung im ML D 28 mit Videoübertragung im ML E 12.
2 hrs
Tue15:15-17:00ML D 28 »
15:15-17:00ML E 12 »
J. Cvengros
529-2001-02 UChemie I
Mo 10 - 12 Uhr für Umweltingenieure
Di 10 - 12 Uhr für Erd- und Umweltnaturwissenschaften
Do 10 - 12 Uhr für Agrar- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften

Präsenzstunden für alle Studierenden: Mo bis Fr 12-13 Uhr im ML F 40
2 hrs
Mon10:15-12:00HG E 1.1 »
Tue10:15-12:00CAB G 51 »
10:15-12:00ML F 34 »
10:15-12:00ML F 38 »
Thu10:15-12:00HG E 1.2 »
10:15-12:00NO C 44 »
17.09.12:15-13:00ML F 38 »
24.09.12:15-13:00ML F 38 »
J. Cvengros, J. E. E. Buschmann, P. Funck, E. C. Meister, W. Uhlig, R. Verel

Catalogue data

AbstractGeneral Chemistry I: Chemical bond and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium.
ObjectiveIntroduction to general and inorganic chemistry. Basics of the composition and the change of the material world. Introduction to the thermodynamically controlled physico-chemical processes. Macroscopic phenomena and their explanation through atomic and molecular properties. Using the theories to solve qualitatively and quantitatively chemical and ecologically relevant problems.
Content1. Stoichiometry
Amount of substance and mass. Composition of chemical compounds. Reaction equation. Ideal gas law.
2. Atoms
Elementary particles and atoms. Electron configuration of the elements. Periodic system.
3. Chemical bonding and its representation. Spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules. Molecular orbitals.
4. Basics of chemical thermodynamics
System and surroundings. Description of state and change of state of chemical systems.
5. First law of thermodynamics
Internal energy. Heat and Work. Enthalpy and reaction enthalpy.
6. Second law of thermodynamics
Entropy. Change of entropy in chemical systems and universe. Reaction entropy.
7. Gibbs energy and chemical potential.
Combination of laws of thermodynamics. Gibbs energy and chemical reactions. Activities of gases, condensed substances and species in solution. Equilibrium constant.
8. Chemical equilibrium
Law of mass action. Reaction quotient and equilibrium constant. Phase transition equilibrium.
9. Acids and bases
Properties of acids and bases. Dissociation of acids and bases. pH and the calculation of pH-values in acid-base systems. Acid-base diagrams. Buffers. Polyprotic acids and bases.
10. Dissolution and precipitation.
Heterogeneous equilibrium. Dissolution and solubility product. Carbon dioxide-carbonic acid-carbonate equilibrium.
Lecture notesOnline-Skript mit durchgerechneten Beispielen.
LiteratureCharles E. Mortimer, CHEMIE - DAS BASISWISSEN DER CHEMIE. 12. Auflage, Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 2015.

Weiterführende Literatur:
Theodore L. Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Bruce E. Bursten, CHEMIE. 10. Auflage, Pearson Studium, 2011. (deutsch)

Catherine Housecroft, Edwin Constable, CHEMISTRY: AN INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC, INORGANIC AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 3. Auflage, Prentice Hall, 2005.(englisch)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 529-2002-02L Chemistry II (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Agricultural Sciences 2015; Version 01.03.2019 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering 2010; Version 07.03.2018 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2011; Version 12.01.2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2016; Version 29.09.2023 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Food Science 2016; Version 25.05.2023 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Agricultural Science 2010; Version 13.10.2015 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Earth Sciences 2010; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Earth Sciences 2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Engineering 2010; Version 29.10.2013 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Food Science 2010; Version 22.03.2016 (Examination Block)
ECTS credits9 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersW. Uhlig, J. E. E. Buschmann, J. Cvengros, P. Funck, E. C. Meister, R. Verel
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationWird in der Regel nur als Jahreskurs zusammen mit Chemie II geprüft
Written aidsZusammenfassung: 3 A4-Seiten, einseitig, handgeschrieben, Periodensystem, Taschenrechner (nicht programmierbar / nicht kommunikationsfähig)
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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