In the fourth semester of the Bachelor of Chemistry teaching program, the modules Physical Chemistry B (PCB) and Synthesis and Catalysis (SYN/KAT) are attended.
In the module Physical Chemistry B, the lecture Physical Chemistry 2 (2 SWS) and the corresponding exercise will be attended, as well as the basic practical course in Physical Chemistry (4 SWS). In the lecture Physical Chemistry 2 the students gain knowledge in the fields of 'Thermodynamics' and 'Electrochemistry'. They learn the thermodynamic laws and their applications as well as thermochemistry and electrochemical basics. The contents of the lectures PC 1 and PC 2 will be tested in the PCB module exam at the end of the semester. This exam may only be taken if the module ALG is completed. Furthermore, only students who have completed the ALG module are allowed to do the basic practical course in physics and chemistry. In the practical course students carry out basic experiments in the fields of kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and spectroscopy.
The module Synthesis and Catalysis is studied over two semesters. In the fourth semester, students attend the lecture Basic Engineering an Macromolecular Chemistry, and in the fifth semester a practical course in the field of Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Chemistry. To be able to complete the module, the module ALG must be completed. In the lecture Basic Engineering an Macromolecular Chemistry (2 SWS) the students will acquire a basic understanding of the chemical value chain, chemical reaction engineering and basic thermal and mechanical operations and knowledge about the representation, reactivity, properties and use of macromolecular compounds. The lecture concludes with a partial exam, which is a prerequisite for the practical course. In the Practical Course Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Chemistry (4 SWS) the students learn planning, execution, analysis and modelling of chemotechnical experiments, as well as gain experience in the synthesis of macromolecular substances and characteristic analytical methods. The practical course concludes with a partial exam.