Sustainable Food Management

Applied Chemistry

Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

• Atomic structure and periodic table of elements
• Types of bonds
• Chemical equations incl. consideration of energy aspects
• Redox reactions
• Proton transfer reactions
• Physical chemistry (gas laws, thermodynamics)
• Measuring pH-value
• Titrations
• Laboratory exercises

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the module, students should be able to:
• understand the chemical composition of substances
• draw up chemical equations
• describe simple thermodynamic relations
• calculate substance conversions in chemical reactions • perform simple laboratory tasks
• measure pH-value, temperature, conductivity
• apply quick tests
• properly use chemicals
• differentiate between and explain the most essential types of chemical reactions
• draw up laboratory reports

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Charles E. Mortimer: Chemie Das Basiswissen der Chemie Verlag: Georg Thieme Verlag 8.Auflage 2003
Peter W. Atkins: Chemie – einfach alles Verlag: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2. Auflage 2006
Erwin Riedel: Allgemeine und Anorganische Chemie Verlag: Walter de Gruyter, 8. Auflage 2004

Mode of delivery

Integrated course with lab practice

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam, presentation, lab report