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301370 VU Physical Chemistry (2020W)

Physical Chemistry for Molecular Biologists

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 105 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Online teaching - per Moodle Collaborate Tool

Zoom link fuer all die Vorlesungen/Uebungen:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85334506494?pwd=UXpDMjZIbjBzK24zcldQdFFxY0lOQT09

Meeting ID: 853 3450 6494
Passcode: 966410

Timeslots: always Mon + Wed 11.00 - 13.00 Uhr (N.B. in the first week - 12-13)

Monday 05.10. 12:00 - 12:45 Digital
Wednesday 07.10. 12:00 - 12:50 Digital
Monday 12.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 19.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 09.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 16.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 23.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 30.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 07.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 14.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 11.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 18.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 25.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture focuses on physico-chemical foundations of molecular biology and covers the following topics: nature and definition of thermodynamic systems; laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic state functions; concepts of heat, work, enthalpy, entropy and free energy; chemical potential and chemical equilibrium; chemical kinetics and transition states; diffusion; elements of polymer physics. Theoretical concepts will be discussed and illustrated using biological phenomena such as enzymatic catalysis or non-covalent protein interactions as examples. The lecture will also include exercises in which quantitative physical chemistry problems will be solved.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (75%) + 4 take-home exercises in the course of the semester (25%).

End grade = 75% x Exam + 25% x Exercises

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Passing grade is obtained with 50% or more total points.

0-49,99% Grade: 5
50 - 59,99% Grade: 4
60 - 74,99% Grade: 3
75 - 89,99% Grade: 2
90 - 100% Grade: 1

Examination topics

Exam material consists of written exercises which are similar in content and difficulty to the 4 take-home exercises solved during the course.

Reading list

Ken A. Dill & Sarina Bromberg: Molecular Driving Forces, Garland Science, 2nd edition, 2010

John Kuriyan, Boyana Konforti & David Wemmer: The Molecules of Life, Garland Science, 1st edition, 2013

Peter W. Atkins & Julio de Paula: Physikalische Chemie, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Fünfte Auflage, 2013

Association in the course directory

BMB 5, BMG 6

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:11