Lectured in 1st year Master in Industrial Sciences in Construction Science
1st year Bachelor in Industrial Sciences in Chemistry
1st year Bachelor in Industrial Sciences in Electronics-ICT
1st year Bachelor in Industrial Sciences in Computer Science
1st year Bachelor in Industrial Sciences in Electromechanics
1st year Bachelor in Industrial Sciences in Electromechanics
Theory [A] 38.0
Exercises [B] 25.0
Training and projects [C] 0.0
Studytime [D] 170
Studypoints [E] 6
Level specialized
Language of instruction Dutch
Lecturer Jean DE BRUCKER
Reference IBIWBO01A00003
Key words

The purpose of the chemistry course in the first year applied industrial sciences is:

A profound understanding of the atomic/molecular structure, the phenomenology, the chemical reactions of the matter in the gaseous state, the liquid and solid phase.
A special topic is the study of chemical reactions in aqueous solution.
The fundamental concepts and models, the basic chemical principles and chemical laws. The additional calculation methods must be thoroughly mastered and easily applied.

- stoichiometry I: elements and compounds;
- stoichiometry II: chemical reactions;
- atomic structure and electron configurations;
- atomic properties and the periodic table;
- chemical bounding (VSEPR, hybridisation, M.O., etc.): basic concepts and additional aspects;
- liquids, solids and intermolecular forces;
- acids and bases (acid-base theories, pH, polyprotic acids, buffer solutions, hydrolysis of salts, acid-base indicators, neutralization reactions and titration curves, etc.)
- solubility equilibria in aqueous solutions (precipitation reactions, solubility product, relation between solubility and KS, solubility and pH, precipitation and solubilities of metalsulfides, etc.)
- complex ions and coordination compounds (theory, ligands, bonding in complex ions, equilibria, etc.)
- oxidation - reduction and electrochemistry (definitions, balancing redoxreactions, standard reduction potential, electrochemical mechanism of corrosion, electrolysis and nonspontaneous chemical change, pH-measurement, etc.) The topics in the above overview are illustrated and tested with additional exercises.

The chemistry course starts with the study of the principles of general and anorganic chemistry.
A good knowledge of secundary school chemistry is of course an advantage.

Final Objectives

Materials used
Chemistry course: "Inleiding tot de algemene en anorganische chemie. Theorie en toepassingen" -2002-
Textbooks available in the library:
"Chemical Principles" Steven S. Zumdahl
D.C. Heath and Company. ISBN 0-669-27871-8
"Chemistry" Mortimer
Wadsworth Publishing Compagny. ISBN 0-634-05670-9
"Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity" Kotz and Purcell
Saunders College Publishing. ISBN 0-03-047562-7
"Fundamentals of Chemistry" Brady and Holum
John Wiley and sons. ISBN 0-471-63359-3
"Chemical Principles" W.L. Masterton. E.J. Slovinsky, C.L. Stanitski
Saunders Publishing Compagny. ISBN 03-057886-8
"General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications" Ralph H. Petrucci
Macmillan Publishing Compagny. ISBN 0-02-395010-2
" The Chemistry Problem Solver" M. Fogiel
Research and Education Association. ISBN 0-87891-509-5
"Schaum's 3000 solved problems in chemistry" David E. Goldberg.
McGraw-Hill Book Compagny. ISBN 0-07-023665-8

Study costs
Theory: Chemistry Course: € 13
Laboratory Exercises (laboratory manual, lab coat, spatula): € 38

Study guidance
Transitional chemistry course (during one week before the start of the academic year).
Monitorial system.
Students can always make an appointment with the lecturer for additional information about the subject matters of the theoretical course, chemical laboratory experiments, sample examinations, multiple-choice questions strategies for problem solving, etc.
Each chapter in the written chemistry course contains solved problems and extra problems and questions. The answers are also provided.

Teaching Methods
Formal lectures, self-tuition, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, problem solving sessions.

Theory: written examination (First semester: 40%; second semester: 60%)
Laboratory exercises: quotation during the academic year.
Weighted cöefficient: theory 4/5; exercises: 1/5