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Fundamentals of Chemistry (with Lab Course)

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fundamentals of Chemistry (with Lab Course)
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-GCL
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P241-0255, P241-0256, P251-0023, P251-0054
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 180 min., practical training (graded)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

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 (P241-0255, P241-0256, P251-0023, P251-0054) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 1, mandatory course
UI-GCL (P241-0255, P241-0256, P251-0023, P251-0054) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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:
UI-BTE Biotechnology
UI-T-PVT Physical Process Engineering with Practical Case Studies

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Timo Gehring
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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