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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

2019/2020 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 18:00-19:30)

1.09 SeptemberBasics of atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, bondingsSarnyai
2.16 SeptemberChemical equations, stoichiometry, reaction types. Acids, bases, salts. Solutions. ConcentrationsBarta
3.23 SeptemberLaws of dilute solutions. Electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes. Conductivity. Acid-base theoriesSzelényi
4.30 SeptemberChemical equilibria. Le Chatelier principle, law of mass action. Equilibria in aqueous solutionsNagy
5.07 OctoberPrinciple of pH. Buffers. Carbon dioxide / hydrocarbonate and phosphate bufferNagy
6.14 OctoberPracticing calculations: ionization of electrolytes, pH, buffer, solubility productHrabák
7.21 OctoberChemical thermodynamics. Principles of enthalpy, entropy, free enthalpy. Thermodynamical couplingKeszler
8.28 OctoberElectrochemistry. Oxidation and reduction, redox systems in living cellsRónai
9.04 NovemberBasics of reaction kinetics. The rate constant and Arrhenius’ equation. Activation energy and catalysisVereczkei
10.11 NovemberCalculations in electrochemistry and thermochemistrySarnyai
11.18 NovemberBasics of organic chemistry, hybrid states of carbon, organic reaction types. Isomerism, structural isomerism. IUPAC nomenclatureLédeczi
12.25 NovemberStereochemistry. Geometric and stereoisomerism, terminology. ProchiralityHrabák
13.02 DecemberThe most important groups of organic compounds. Aliphatic and aromatic backbones and their reactions. Classification of organic compounds according to their functional groupsSipeki
14.09 DecemberExam


Lecture slides are available HERE.

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