For first-year medical and dentist students to help them understand the basics of Chemistry. This course is facultative and does not supplant the Medical Chemistry Course!
Venue and date: EOK Békésy György lecture hall, Mondays 18.30-20.00
- Lecture 1, Sept 7: Basics of atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, bondings. Lecturer: Nándor Müllner
- Lecture 2, Sept 14: Chemical equations, stoichiometry, reaction types. Acids, bases, salts. Solutions. Concentrations. Lecturer: Csaba Barta
- Lecture 3, Sept 21: Laws of dilute solutions. Electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes. Conductivity. Acid-base theories. Lecturer: László Csanády
- Lecture 4, Sept 28: Chemical equilibria. Le Chatelier principle, law of mass action. Equilibria in aqueous solutions, principle of pH. Buffers. Carbon dioxide/hydrocarbonate buffer. Lecturer: László Csanády
- Lecture 5, Oct 05: Consultation; preparation for the 1st midterm. Practicing calculations: ionization of electrolytes, pH, buffer, solubility product. Lecturer: András Hrabák
- Lecture 6, Oct 12: Chemical thermodynamics. Principles of enthalpy, entropy, free enthalpy. Law of Hess. Lecturer: Attila Ambrus
- Lecture 7, Oct 19: Basics of reaction kinetics. The rate constant and Arrhenius’ equation. Activation energy and catalysis. Lecturer: Attila Ambrus
- Lecture 8, Oct 26: Electrochemistry. Oxidation and reduction, redox systems in living cells. Lecturer: Zsolt Rónai
- Lecture 9, Nov 2: Calculations in electrochemistry and thermochemistry. Lecturer: Csaba Barta
- Lecture 10, Nov 9: Basics of organic chemistry, hybrid states of carbon, organic reaction types. Isomerism, structural isomerism. IUPAC nomenclature. Lecturer: András Hrabák
- Lecture 11, Nov 16: Stereochemistry. Geometric and stereoisomerism, terminology. Prochirality. Lecturer: András Hrabák
- Lecture 12, Nov 23: The most important groups of organic compounds. Aliphatic and aromatic backbones and their typical reactions. Revision of their structures. Lecturer: Szabolcs Sipeki
- Lecture 13, Nov 30: Classification of organic compounds according to their functional groups. Substitution, addition and elimination reactions in organic chemistry. Lecturer: Szabolcs Sipeki
Written examination, Dec 7:
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.