General Chemistry 1200-111CHO
1.Elements, atoms, subatomic particles, nuclear chemistry, stable and radioactive isotopes.
2.Periodic properties of elements including valence electrons, atomic size, and ionization energy.
3.Chemical compounds and chemical bonds.
4.Chemical reactions and quantities, types of reactions, chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constant, Le Chatelier's principle, evaluation of the impact of a stress placed on the system.
5.Solutions, strong and week electrolytes, concentration and activity, solubility, saturation, solubility product, acids and bases and their strengths in water and other solvents, dissociation constants, conjugate acid - base pairs, pH buffers and their importance in biochemistry.
6.Ligands and complexation equilibrium and their importance in biochemistry.
7.Electrochemical reactions and their importance in biochemistry.
8.Energy in chemical reactions, velocity and direction of chemical reactions, catalysts and biocatalysts and their inhibitors.
9.Chemical analysis in investigations of biological materials and environment, the principles of chosen instrumental techniques (spectrophotometric, spectroscopic, electrochemical) and their relation to fundamentals of general chemistry. Precision, accuracy and uncertainty of chemical analysis.
1.Different types of chemical reactions, reactions of chosen cations and anions: experiments, writing of chemical reaction equations, calculations of mole and mass relationship.
2.Different types of titrations ( acid - base, complexometric, and redox): experiments, writing of chemical reaction equations, and related calculations.
3.pH measurements using glass electrode.
Type of course
Basic knowledge of general chemistry relating the structure of living organism.
Credit: all experiments must be completed, test
1.K. C. Timberlake, "General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry", Pearson, San Francisco, 2007.
2.L. Jones, P. Atkins, "Chemistry, Molecules, Matter, and Change", W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2000.
3.D. A. Skoog, D. M. West, F. J. R. Crouch, "Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry", Brooks Cole, a Thomson Learning Company, 2004.
4.Manual, Credit: all experiments must be completed, test
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
- Biotechnology, part-time (evening) first-cycle
- Biology, full-time first cycle studies
- Biotechnology, full-time first-cycle studies
- Applications of Physics in Biology and Medicine, first cycle study
- Environmental conservation, full-time first-cycle studies
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