529-1023-00L  Physical Chemistry I (for Biology and Pharmacy)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersR. Riek
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for
- Biologie BSc (Programme Regulations 2013) and
- Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc (Programme Regulations 2013)

This course is offered for the last time in autumn 2021.


AbstractThe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, standard thermodynamic values. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamic parameters of reactions, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the fundamental thermodynamic properties of chemical and biological systems.
ContentThe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, standard thermodynamic values. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamic parameters of reactions, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
Lecture notesin process, will be distributed at the beginning of the first lecture
Literature1) Atkins, P.W., 1999, Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 6th ed., 1999.
2) Moore, W.J., 1990: Grundlagen der physikalischen Chemie, W. de Gruyter, Berlin.
3) Adam, G., Läuger, P., Stark, G., 1988: Physikalische Chemie und Biophysik, 2. Aufl., Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: mathematics I+II, functions of multiple variables, partial derivatives.
In particular: There are learning tasks used as performance assessments.