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General Chemistry

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Course ID: 1200-111CHO Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: General Chemistry Name in Polish: Chemia ogólna
Organizational unit: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: Requisite courses for first-year students of Biology
Requisite subjects for first-year students of Biotechnology
Requisite subjects for first-year students of Environmental Protection
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 8.00 OR 6.00 (depends on study program)
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Basic knowledge of general chemistry relating the structure of living organism.

Mode:

Blended learning

Short description:

This is a fundamental course of general chemistry relating the structure and behavior of matter to its functions in health and life. It is important to know and understand that the atomic structure of compounds is related to their function, to their physical and chemical properties and it is continuously related to the behavior and function of biomolecules in the body.

Full description:

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.

Laboratory:

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.

Bibliography:

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

Learning outcomes:

Basic knowledge of general chemistry relating the structure of living organism.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Credit: all experiments must be completed, test

Practical placement:

n/a

Classes in period "Winter semester 2020/21" (past)

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
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Type of class: Class, 60 hours more information
Lecture, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Krzysztof Miecznikowski, Anna Nowicka
Group instructors: Marta Fiedoruk-Pogrebniak, Katarzyna Hubkowska-Kosińska, Robert Koncki, Anna Konopka, Agata Kowalczyk, Barbara Kowalewska, Beata Krasnodębska-Ostręga, Dorota Matyszewska, Michał Michalec, Krzysztof Miecznikowski, Ewa Nazaruk, Anna Nowicka, Iwona Paleska, Ewa Poboży, Piotr Połczyński, Krystyna Pyrzyńska, Anna Ruszczyńska, Łukasz Tymecki, Barbara Wagner, Sylwia Żołądek
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Classes in period "Winter semester 2021/22" (in progress)

Time span: 2021-10-01 - 2022-02-20
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Type of class: Class, 60 hours more information
Lecture, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Krzysztof Miecznikowski, Anna Nowicka
Group instructors: Joanna Juhaniewicz-Dębińska, Robert Koncki, Agata Kowalczyk, Barbara Kowalewska, Beata Krasnodębska-Ostręga, Dorota Matyszewska, Michał Michalec, Krzysztof Miecznikowski, Ewa Nazaruk, Anna Nowicka, Iwona Paleska, Ewa Poboży, Piotr Połczyński, Krystyna Pyrzyńska, Anna Ruszczyńska, Łukasz Tymecki, Barbara Wagner, Sylwia Żołądek
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