# SYLLABUS COURSE TITLE PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR

```SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
FACULTY/INSTITUTE
COURSE CODE
DEGREE PROGRAMME
FIELD OF STUDY
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR BIOLOGISTS
FACULTY OF BIOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE,
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY
DEGREE LEVEL
FORMA
STUDIÓW/STUDY
MODE
FULL TIME
BIOLOGY,
BIOTECHNOLOGY, I
PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
COURSE FORMAT
LECTURE
YEAR AND SEMESTER
SUMMER
NAME OF THE TEACHER
GRZEGORZ BARTOSZ
COURSE OBJECTIVES
 Acquaintance with thermodynamical functions and thermodynamic description of chemical
processes
 Comprehension of properties of solutions of principles of main physical techniques applied in
biology
 Knowledge of basic kinetics of chemical reactions
PREREQUISITES
Knowledge of physics and mathematics at the basic high school
level
LEARNING OUTCOMES
KNOWLEDGE:
Students will know basic thermodynamic functions and principles
of thermodynamic description of chemical reactions, understand
properties of solutions, and principles of chemical kinetics
SKILLS:
Students will be able to calculate ionic strength, osmotic pressure,
other colligative properties and pH of various solutions, basic
thermodynamic functions of systems and processes, rate constants
of reactions and determine the order and activation energy of
chemical reactions
SOCIAL COMPETENCES:
Students will be able to co-operate in groups making
measurements and calculations and take care of the equipment
COURSE ORGANISATION –LEARNING FORMAT AND NUMBER OF HOURS
Lectures: 14 x 2 hrs
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Principles of chemical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic functions: enthalpy, entropy, free energy,
free enthalpy, chemical potential. Redox reactions and their role in biology. Principles of
electrochemistry. Solutions of non-electrolytes and electrolytes. Chemical equilibria in electrolyte
solutions. pH, buffer solutions, solubility quotient. Colligative properties of solutions. Electrokinetic
phenomena, electrophoresis, isoelectric point. Phase equilibria, Gibb’s rule. Principles of chemical
kinetics, rate constans, order of reaction. Temperature dependence of reaction rates, Arrhenius law.
Chain reactions. Catalysis.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lecture
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS
Written open test (30 questions)
NEEDED TO ACHIEVE EXPECTED
LEARNING OUTCOMES EXPRESSED
IN TIME AND ECTS CREDIT POINTS
Lectures:
Indoor work:
Exam:
In total:
English
n.a.
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
INTERNSHIP
MATERIALS
28 hrs
30 hrs
2 hrs
60 hrs 3 ECTS
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
H. Kuhn, H.-D. Forsterling, D.H. Waldeck (2009)
Principles of Physical Chemistry. Wiley
G.G. Hammes (2007) Physical Chemistry for the
Biological Sciences. Wiley
 R. Chang (2005) Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences.
University Science Books
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