Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

Introduction to General Chemistry

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

The lecture gives an introduction to the field of general chemistry. It covers basics (e.g. periodic table), chemical reactions, properties of solids, liquids and gases as well as chemical fundamentals of energy sources. It aims to build a fundamental chemical understanding of combustion reactions, materials science, electrochemistry, environmental process engineering, environmental chemistry, fuels and other topics relevant to the programme. The lecture is supported by laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes

Describe simple theories for the construction of atoms, especially the electron shell as the basis for chemical bonds and chemical reactions. Explain simple relationships in PSE such as metals, non-metals, reactivities
Name of the type of chemical bonding of substances and the resulting substance properties such as physical state, solubility, conductivity, melting temperature
Correctly writing and interpreting chemical reactions, finding out reduction and oxidation reactions, calculating quantities of substances and solving sales calculations as preparation for the combustion calculation
Apply the processes in redox reactions to galvanic elements
Explain the structures of important organic molecules and their occurrence in various energy sources and polymers.
Experimenting in the chemical laboratory including logging the tests and calculating errors

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Mortimer: Chemie, Thieme Verlag; Atkins: Chemie einfach Alles, VCH –Verlag; Gumm/Sommer: Einführung in die Informatik, Oldenbourg Verlag; Vonhoegen: Excel 2016 - Der umfassende Ratgeber, Vierfarben; Timischl/Kaiser: Ingenieur-Mathematik, E. Dorner; Langemann/Sommer: So einfach ist Mathematik, Springer Spektrum; Rießinger: Mathematik für Ingenieure, Springer; Rooch: Statistik für Ingenieure; Springer Spektrum; Kreyszig: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Wiley; Wagner/Reischl/Steiner: Einführung in die Physik, facultas.wuv

Mode of delivery

1.5 lectures, 0.5 exercises

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Secondary school leaving level

Assessment methods and criteria

lectures: LV impact test; exercises: intrinsic examination character