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

Describtion of theories for atomic models, especially the electron shell as a basis for chemical bonds and chemical reactions. Explaination of simple relationships in the PTE such as metals, non - metals, reactivities. Explanation of the type of chemical bonds in substances and resulting material properties such as state of aggregation, solubility, conductivity, melting temperature. Correct writing and interpretation of chemical reactions, finding reduction and oxidation reactions, calculating with amounts of substances. Applying redox- reactions to galvanic elements. Explaination of the structures of important organic molecules and their occurrence in different fuels and lubricants. Experiments in the chemistry laboratory including the reportint and calculation of errors.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

C.E.Mortimer, U. Müller, Chemie: Das Basiswissen der Chemie, 12. Auflage, Thieme Verlag 2015 R. Pfestorf, Chemie für Ingenieure, Europa-Lehrmittel, 9. Auflage, 2013

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Secondary school leaving level

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination