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529-1023-00L  Physical Chemistry I (for Biology and Pharmacy)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersR. Riek, H. P. Lüthi
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, thermodynamical tables. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamical parameters of reaction, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the fundamental thermodynamical properties of chemical and biological systems.
Contenthe laws of thermodynamics: empirical temperature, energy, entropy. Models and standard states: ideal gases, ideal solutions and mixtures, activity, thermodynamical tables. Reaction thermodynamics: chemical potential, thermodynamical parameters of reaction, equilibrium conditions and their temperature and pressure dependence, biochemical reactions, surface effects, colligative properties.
Lecture notesin process, will be distributed at the beginning of the first lecture
Literature1) Atkins, P.W., 1999, Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 6th ed., 1999.
2) Moore, W.J., 1990: Grundlagen der physikalischen Chemie, W. de Gruyter, Berlin.
3) Adam, G., Läuger, P., Stark, G., 1988: Physikalische Chemie und Biophysik, 2. Aufl., Springer Verlag, Berlin.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: mathematics I+II, functions of multiple variables, partial derivatives.