Course: General and Physical Chemistry

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Course title General and Physical Chemistry
Course code UCH/031
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Klementová Šárka, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Content of lectures: The lectures are focused on fundamental information about the following topics: - some basic deffinitiones (substance and mixtures, physical and chemical properties, units of measurements atc.), - basic concepts of atoms, molecules, ions, - molecular structure and modern theories of covalent bonding, - intermolecular forces, their effect in biological systems, - physical and chemical properties of substances, colligative properties, phase diagrams, - interaction of electromagnetic radiation with molecules, methods based on these interaction (UV, VIS, IR, NMR, MRI, CT, PET, fluorescence methods) - thermodynamics (chemical equilibrium, spontaneus processes, changes of state functions), - acid-base equlibia, buffer solutions, - electrochemistry, spontaneity of redox reactions, potentiometry, conductometric - chemical kinetics (rate laws, relation between reactant concentration and time, temperature dependence of rate constants, reaction mechanisms, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, enzyme catalysis, - properties of membranes, Donnan potentials, - colloids - optical and kinetic properties. - adsorption - desorption equilibria, chromatography separation methods, - electrophoresis - a method for biological molecules separation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 13 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 80 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
To provide fundamental knowledge in parts of physical chemistry that are mostly connected with biology.
Students understand principles of general chemisry and fundamentals of physical chemistry. Students are able to apply the principles to solution of simple problems (calculation, derivation). Students understand usage of basic physicochemical principles in selected experimental techniques used in biological and medical applications
Prerequisites
no special requirements - basic high-school knowledge of chemistry is expected

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

To pass the examination, 50 % of points must be obtained in a combined (oral-written) examination text. Outline of priniciple points for the exam is to be found on MOODLE.
Recommended literature
  • Chemistry Virtual Textbooks, http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/virtualtextbook.html, únor 2010..
  • J. Crowe, T. Bradshaw, P. Monk: Chemistry for the Biosciences, Oxford University Press 2006..
  • P. Atkins, J de Paula: Elements of physical chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford University Press 2005..


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biology for future teachers (1) Category: Biology courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (1) Category: Biology courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biology for future teachers (1) Category: Biology courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Biology (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Secondary Schools Teacher Training in Biology (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Physics (1) Category: Physics courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Applied Mathematics (2010) Category: Mathematics courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1) Category: Physics courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer