Basics of chemistry (VO)

Course numberB3.06651.10.140
Course codeChemGL
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits4,0
Language of instruction German

Students will be familiar with the terminology and fundamentals of inorganic and organic chemistry including stoichiometry and general chemical reaction principles required to understand in vitro chemical processes.

  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous material systems
  • Distribution and adsorption with respect to analytical separation methods
  • Atomic and molecular science, especially with respect to stoichiometry and isotopes
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics and application of thermodynamic laws to analytical procedures
  • The law of mass action and its application in analytics and biological systems
  • Reaction kinetics with regard to catalyzed reactions and radioactive decay
  • Reaction equations
  • Acids and bases, pH value
  • Redox reactions
  • Buffer systems
  • Basics of organic chemistry (carbon chemistry and nomenclature)
  • Reactions of organic compounds
  • Calculating in chemistry
  • Optics (e.g. Lambert-Beer law, wavelengths, refraction)

Zeeck A. et al. (2017), Chemie für Mediziner, Elsevier;
Mortimer C.E. & Müller U. (2015), Chemie: Das Basiswissen der Chemie, Thieme;
Brown T. L. at al (2018), Chemie. inkl. eLearning-Zugang: Studieren kompakt, Pearson;
Books, journals and websites according to the current state of knowledge in the respective fields.