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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

2017/2018 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)

1.11 Sept.Basics of atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, bondingsMüllner
2.18 Sept.Chemical equations, stoichiometry, reaction types. Acids, bases, salts. Solutions. ConcentrationsBarta
3.25 Sept.Laws of dilute solutions. Electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes. Conductivity. Acid-base theoriesSzelényi
4.2 Oct.Chemical equilibria. Le Chatelier principle, law of mass action. Equilibria in aqueous solutions, principle of pH. Buffers. Carbon dioxide/hydrocarbonate bufferKapuy
5.9 Oct.Consultation; preparation for the 1st midterm. Practicing calculations: ionization of electrolytes, pH, buffer, solubility productHrabák
6.16 Oct.Chemical thermodynamics. Principles of enthalpy, entropy, free enthalpy. Thermodynamical couplingKeszler
8.30 OctElectrochemistry. Oxidation and reduction, redox systems in living cellsRónai
9.6 Nov.Basics of reaction kinetics. The rate constant and Arrhenius’ equation. Activation energy and catalysisVereczkei
10.13 Nov.Calculations in electrochemistry and thermochemistryBarta
11.20 Nov.Basics of organic chemistry, hybrid states of carbon, organic reaction types. Isomerism, structural isomerism. IUPAC nomenclature.Szeitner
12.27 NovStereochemistry. Geometric and stereoisomerism, terminology. ProchiralityHrabák
13.4 Dec.The 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
14.11 Dec.Written examinationKeszler


Lecture slides are available here.

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