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General Chemistry

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Course ID: 1200-1GECHW1 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: General Chemistry Name in Polish: General Chemistry
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego - zamienniki dla studentów 1-go semestru (S1-CH)
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 6.00
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Language: English
Type of course:

obligatory courses


(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

Understanding the fundamental laws derived for chemical reactions. The ability to write the equation of a simple chemical reaction and to predict its direction. The ability to present the basic properties of the main group elements and the structure/geometry of simple chemical compounds. Acquiring basic knowledge of chemical bonds, acids and bases, red-ox reactions and the properties of gases, liquids and solids.

Full description:

Aging of matter. Atom and its structure. Is it possible to see an atom and a molecule? Electronic configurations of atoms and ions. Isotopes, mass spectrometry. Periodic table of elements. What stands behind the spontaneity of chemical reactions? Chemical bond types: covalent, ionic, metallic, Van der Waals, hydrogen, guest-host and complex. Thermodynamic functions describing chemical reactions. Chemical-equilibrium state and reaction-equilibrium constant. Chemical reaction rate. Catalysts and biocatalysts. Thermodynamic and kinetic stability of chemical compounds. Chemical purity. Theories that describe the acid-base equilibria. The concept of pH. Ionic product of water. Buffer systems. Super acids. Solubility product and solubility. Redox equilibria. Nernst equation. Simple examples of galvanic cells and useful electrode processes. Gas laws. Properties of liquids. Metallurgy. Overview of the basic properties of the most important elements and their popular compounds.


1.K. Whitten, K. Gailey, R. Davis, General chemistry, Actual edition, Saunders College Publishing

Learning outcomes:

Learning fundamental laws in chemistry and chemical English language. Understanding of selected chemical problems in everyday life.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Two written tests and final written exam consisting of 10 - 15 questions.

Practical placement:

No profesional training is assigned to the lecture.

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

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
Choosen plan division:

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Type of class: Lecture, 60 hours more information
Coordinators: Zbigniew Stojek
Group instructors: Wojciech Hyk, Zbigniew Stojek
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Examination: Examination

(in Polish) zdalnie

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