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Fundamentals of Chemistry (with Lab Course)

Module name (EN): Fundamentals of Chemistry (with Lab Course)
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_V_3.09.GCL
SAP-Submodule-No.: P241-0255, P241-0256
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 180 min., practical training (graded)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAB_19_V_3.09.GCL (P241-0255, P241-0256) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course, Specialization Process Engineering
UI-GCL (P251-0023, P251-0054) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 1, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
MAB_19_V_4.08.BUV Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering (with Lab Course)

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Module coordinator:
Dr. Patrick Maurer
Dr. Patrick Maurer

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this part of the module, students will be familiar with the basics of chemistry and applications relevant to process engineering.
They will understand elementary chemical processes and material properties.
They will know how to deal with hazardous substances both theoretically and practically and will be familiar with the relevant legal regulations.
In addition, students will have improved their independent, methodical, goal-oriented learning and study skills.
The practical training component will help students understand the content of the course, consolidate their knowledge and promote transferability by applying their acquired knowledge in practice.

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Module content:
Introduction (substances and mixtures of substances, separation methods, units of measurement, measurands, dose)
2. Atom theory (atom theory/atomic structure, atom symbols, isotopes, atomic masses)
3. Stoichiometry (molecules and ions, mol/molar mass, reaction equations)
4. Energy conversion in chemical reactions (energy measures, temperature and heat, enthalpy of reaction, reaction energy, Hess´s law, binding enthalpies, binding energies)
5. Atomic structure, atomic properties, periodic table
6. Bonds (ionic bond, covalent bond, molecular structure, metal bond)
7. Material classes (gases, liquids, solids, solutions)
8. Reactions in aqueous solutions (ion reactions (metathesis reactions), reduction-oxidation reactions (redox reactions), acid-base reactions
Chemical kinetics and the chemical equilibrium (chemical kinetics, catalysis, chemical equilibrium, the principle of least constraint)
Acid - base equilibria (acid-base definition according to Brönsted, acid-base equilibria, pH value calculations, acid-base titration)
Electrochemistry (electrolytic conduction, electrolysis, Faraday´s law and electroplating, galvanic cell, Nernst equation, potentiometry, battery types, corrosion)
Organic chemistry (alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, aromatics, functional groups)
13. Plastics (manufacturing process for plastics: polymerization, polyaddition, polycondensation, material properties of polymers, plastic processing)
Hazardous Substances Ordinance, working safely in a lab

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture: Video projector, experiments, blackboard
Lab course

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Recommended or required reading:
C. E. Mortimer, U. Müller and J. Beck, Chemie: das Basiswissen der Chemie, Thieme, 2014.
Additional literature:
W. D. Callister, D. G. Rethwisch, M. Krüger and H. J. Möhring, Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik: Eine Einführung, VCH, 2012.
K. P. C. Vollhardt, H. Butenschön and N. E. Schore, Organische Chemie, VCH, 2011.
H. R. Horton, Biochemistry Pearson Studium, 2008.
A. F. Holleman, E. Wiberg and N. Wiberg, Lehrbuch der anorganischen Chemie, de Gruyter, 2007.
P. W. Atkins, J. de Paula, M. Bär, A. Schleitzer and C. Heinisch, Physikalische Chemie, Wiley, 2006.
C. H. Hamann and W. Vielstich, Electrochemistry, Wiley, 2005.

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