20401282 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCE

The course covers the key concepts of the principal topics in Chemical Physics: thermodynamics, kinetics and quantum mechanics.
These three topics cover whether or not reactions occur, how fast they go and what is actually going on at the sub-atomic scale, and will be all applied to biological problems. Students should also attain laboratory skills in spectroscopic techniques (UV-vis, FT-IR, XPS) commonly applied to the investigation of biomolecules.

BATTOCCHIO CHIARA

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Mutuazione: 20401282 CHIMICA FISICA in Biologia per la ricerca molecolare, cellulare e fisiopatologica LM-6 N0 BATTOCCHIO CHIARA

Programma

LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS: ENERGY, WORK AND HEAT. STATE FUNCTIONS: INTERNAL ENERGY, ENTHALPY, ENTROPY, FREE ENERGY. ELEMENTS OF SOLUTIONS THERMODYNAMICS: CHEMICAL POTENTIAL, IDEAL SOLUTIONS, REAL SOLUTIONS, ELECTROLITIC SOLUTIONS; EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT. INTRODUCTION TO THE RADIATION MATTER INTERACTION (CLASSICAL MODEL). REM. SPECTROSCOPIES: VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY (FT-IR), ELECTRONIC SPECTROSCOPIES. UV-VIS ABSORPTION AND EMISSION. X-RAYS PHOTOEMISSION SPECTROSCOPY (XPS). INSTRUMENTATION. EXAMPLES OF APPLICATIONS TO THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ELECTRONIC AND CHEMICAL STRUCTURE OF BIOMOLECULES.

Testi Adottati

PETER ATKINS, JULIO DE PAULA: Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences. ISBN: 9780199564286



Modalità Erogazione

Theoretical lessons and experiments carried out in small groups (3-4 students) with the instrumentation in the CEDIC Laboratory and Materials Chemistry Laboratory. Absorption and Emission UV-visible spectroscopy, FT-IR and IRRAS, XPS.

Modalità Valutazione

students are required to write scientific reports about the experiments carried out in the physical chemistry laboratory; such reports are evaluated and discussed during the oral exam.