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301370 VO+UE Physical Chemistry (2021W)

Physical Chemistry for Molecular Biologists

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
REMOTE
Mo 04.10. 11:00-11:45 Digital

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

Language: German, English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Online via Zoom - es besteht keine Anwesenheitspflicht. Alle Vorlesungen werden aufgezeichnet.
Termine ab 4.10.2021 jew. Montags 11 - 11.45 und Mittwochs 11 - 12.30 Uhr

Wednesday 06.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 11.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 13.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 18.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 25.10. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 08.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 15.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 22.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 29.11. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 06.12. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 13.12. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 10.01. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 17.01. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 24.01. 11:00 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 31.01. 11:00 - 11:45 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.

First exam: Online via Moodle, 26.1.22, 11 - 12.30

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: We 15.09.2021 15:09