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Basics of Medical Chemistry

Faculty of Medicine
3 credit points, practical mark, Gábor Bánhegyi; AOVOVM093_1A

Faculty of Dentistry
1 credit point, terminal examination, Gábor Bánhegyi; FOSVOVM013_1A

2018/2019 Fall semester


For first-year medical and dentist students to help them understand the basics of Chemistry. This course is facultative and does not supplant Medical Chemistry Course!

written examination
The exam is composed of two parts: (1) drawing 10 formulas, each is worth one point (see Requirements in Medical Chemistry for the list of obligatory structures) and (2) solving 20 multiple choice questions (one point each).

0 – 10 points: fail (1)
11 – 15 points: pass (2)
16 – 20 points: satisfactory (3)
21 – 25 points: good (4)
26 – 30 points: excellent (5)

Failed exams cannot be retaken.


Location: EOK (Tűzoltó u. 37-47.) Hevesy Lecture Hall

Duration: 90 min (Mondays 17:10-18:40)

1.10 SeptBasics of atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, bondingsMüllner
2.17 SeptChemical equations, stoichiometry, reaction types. Acids, bases, salts. Solutions. ConcentrationsBarta
3.24 SeptLaws of dilute solutions. Electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes. Conductivity. Acid-base theoriesSzelényi
4.1 OctChemical equilibria. Le Chatelier principle, law of mass action. Equilibria in aqueous solutions, principle of pH. Buffers. Carbon dioxide/hydrocarbonate bufferKapuy
5.8 OctConsultation; preparation for the 1st midterm. Practicing calculations: ionization of electrolytes, pH, buffer, solubility productHrabák
6.15 OctChemical thermodynamics. Principles of enthalpy, entropy, free enthalpy. Thermodynamical couplingKeszler
8.29 OctElectrochemistry. Oxidation and reduction, redox systems in living cellsRónai
9.5 NovBasics of reaction kinetics. The rate constant and Arrhenius’ equation. Activation energy and catalysisVereczkei
10.12 NovCalculations in electrochemistry and thermochemistrySarnyai
11.19 NovBasics of organic chemistry, hybrid states of carbon, organic reaction types. Isomerism, structural isomerism. IUPAC nomenclature.Szeitner
12.26 NovStereochemistry. Geometric and stereoisomerism, terminology. ProchiralityHrabák
13.3 DecThe most important groups of organic compounds. Aliphatic and aromatic backbones and their typical reactions. Revision of their structures. Classification of organic compounds based on their functional groupsSipeki
14.10 DecWritten examinationKeszler


Lecture slides are available here.

The passwords to download pages can be obtained from the laboratory teachers personally.