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Susanne Wolfrum: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Dr. Susanne Wolfrum
Inst.f. Lebensm.wiss.,Ern.,Ges.
ETH Zürich, SLA B 31.1
Schorenstrasse 16
8603 Schwerzenbach
Telephone+41 44 655 74 06
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences

529-5000-00LChemistry (for Medical Students) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Human Medicine BSc
4 credits3V + 1UK.‑H. Altmann, S. Wolfrum
AbstractThe lecture teaches the most important fundamental concepts in chemistry (atomic structure, chemical bonds, thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, acid-base equilibria, types and reactivity of organic compounds, stereochemistry, biomolecules). Connections of chemical processes with medically important biochemical, physiological, and pharmacological questions are highlighted.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the basic concepts of chemistry. Understanding the importance of chemical processes in human physiology and in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
ContentThe lecture elaborates the fundamental concepts of chemistry. The organization of the lecture is guided by the two textbooks "Chemie für Mediziner" by Zeeck et al. and Schmuck et al., respectively, referred to below. Accordingly, the following major subject areas will be covered: Atomic structure, periodic table of the elements, types of chemical bonds, states of matter, heterogeneous equilibria, thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, salt solutions, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, metal complexes, fundamentals of organic chemistry, important classes of organic compounds and their reactivities, stereochemistry, amino acids and peptides, carbohydrates, lipids, heterocycles, spectroscopy in chemistry and medicine.
Lecture notesScripts for individual subject areas will be provided electronically prior to the corresponding lectures.
LiteratureThere are no English translations of these textbooks.
Prerequisites / NoticeThere are no specific requirements.