|Course code module||FTEBAWT110|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||semester exam in June|
|Contract restriction information:||exam contract not possible|
Mathematics with (Business) Economics Applications (version: Commercial Engineering)
Notions of general chemistry (cf. secondary education exit qualifications)
Commercial Engineering students:
FTEBAKM130 Mathematics with Applications in (Business and) Economics (version: CE(MIS)
Applied Economics students:
FTEBAKM110 Mathematics with (Business) Economics Applications (version: Applied Economics) AND
FTEBAKM210 Mathematical Methods in Decision-Making
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
This course provides the student with an understanding of and critical insight into chemistry as a basic science, so that he or she could subsequently assimilate the subject matter proposed in chemistry-oriented courses on the curriculum (chemical technology, industrial chemistry, materials science, chemical reactors, environmental technology, biotechnology, etc). The student must be able to recognise inorganic and organic compounds, deduce their characteristics on the basis of the molecular formula and understand and predict their behaviour on the basis of their structural composition. The student must also have a general insight into the chemical reaction mechanisms as well as the physicochemical variables that may affect these mechanisms.
3. Course content
Part I deals with: the structure of matter (the atom and the periodic table) and chemical bonding. Students will thus acquire insight into the spatial structure of atoms, molecules and compounds, as well as into a technique for deducing structures from chemical formulas. Part II of the course considers the energy content of chemical bonds and the changes that may be expected if chemical reactions take place. The mechanisms and the kinetics of these reactions and the existence of a chemical equilibrium are also discussed. These concepts are applied to important physicochemical variables, such as acidity, solubility, complex formation and electrochemistry.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessions
Personal work: Exercises
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationOral, with written preparationClosed bookOpen bookOpen questionsPractical exam
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Textbook: "Fundamentele begrippen van Algemene Chemie" (K. Bruggemans, Y. Herzog)
Additional course material: cf. Blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
The course includes five group tutoring sessions. Additional individual tutoring can be provided by request.