Chemistry for Students of Physics
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of SS 2019
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2021/2||SS 2019||SS 2018||SS 2017||SS 2010|
CH1104 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Mandatory Modules in Bachelor Programme Physics (4th Semester)
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||60 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Overview of chapters:
1 Atomic Structure and General Chemistry
2 The Chemical Bond
3 Organic Chemistry
4 Inorganic Chemistry
6 Chemical Kinetics
7 Analytical Chemistry
On the basis of phenomenological thermodynamics the students are able to apply the basic concepts of chemical energetics, to present simple examples of chemical reaction mechanisms and to make basic kinetic calculations.
In addition, the students have acquired the skill to set up correct reaction equations, when the reactands and conditions are given.
The students are also in a position to categorize important chemical substances and to predict and classify simple chemical reactions. They have acquired basic knowledge about the reactivity of the chemistry of elements and are able to transfer this knowledge to new problems. Moreover, they are able to name and draw simple organic molecules according to the IUPAC nomenclature; the most important functional groups in organic compounds can be identified and specified. The students are familiar with the essential instruments and methods of analytic chemistry and its fields of application.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||English title will be supplied|
Learning and Teaching Methods
By asking questions to the students and discussing with them we seek to encourage them to explore the contents of themes. In the tutorials specific problems are discussed with the students to work out solutions in dialogue on blackboard.
In the lecture and its related tutorial all important themes are developed and documented; in this way the students compile their own script. PowerPoint slides are used too and are combined with blackboard writing. For a deeper understanding of chemical processes and their physical principles, experiments are shown and explained during the lecture.
The students are encouraged to study the contents beyond the lecture on their own and are provided with the relevant literature references in the lecture. Similarly, the tutorials strengthen the learning contents of the lecture and apply them to examples. Further information, lecture slides, problems and solutions are available on internet.
2) Lehrbuch der Physikalischen Chemie - Wedler, Gerd und Freund, Hans-Joachim: 2012 (6. Auflage); Print ISBN 978-3527329090- Link to e-book (in MWN)
3) Chemie für Ingenieure - Hoinkis, Jan: 2016 (14. Auflage); Print ISBN 978-3-527-33752-1
Description of exams and course work
Students may receive a grade bonus of 0.3 as part of the voluntary mid-term performance. The grade bonus is credited to the exam grade and thus improves it. The mid-term performance includes the submission of the worked exercise sheets before the respective exercise hour. 2 points will be awarded for very good and reasonable approaches to solving the problems; 1 point per exercise sheet will be awarded for effort in solving the problems. Students may earn a total of 24 points. Mid-term performance is passed when 22 points are achieved. The grade bonus will only be applied to the passing exam grade. The grade bonus will be retained if the exam is not passed and will be counted toward the retake exam grade.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.
Current exam dates
Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.
|General and Inorganic Chemistry|
|Wed, 2023-09-27, 11:00 till 12:30||102