Course code Ķīmi1012

Credit points 4

Chemistry

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation30.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Chemistry

Course developers

author

Māra Kūka

Dr. sc. ing.

author lect.

Anete Ķeķe

Master's study programme(līm.)

Course abstract

The course “Chemistry” students learn basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry. The main topics of lectures are chemical elements, atomic structure, classification and nomenclature of inorganic and organic compounds, chemical properties of chemical compounds. During the laboratory works students learn preparation of solutions, signs of chemical reactions, qualitative analysis of organic compounds.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

1. Can name inorganic compounds and write their chemical formula – Test No. 1
2. Can name and classify organic compounds – Test No. 3
3. Know the interactions of chemical compounds – Test No. 1, 3
4. Can do basic calculations to prepare chemical solutions – Test No. 2
5. Can plan experiments and analyse the obtained results – laboratory works
6. Understand the importance of chemistry in different processes – laboratory works
7. Can sort and analyse information – home assignments
8. Can solve theoretical problem situations – home assignments, Test No. 1, 2, 3

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Periodic table of chemical elements. Atomic structure. Chemical bond (Lectures – 2 h).
2. Inorganic compounds and their structure, classification, chemical properties (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
3. The structure of non-metals and metals and their chemical properties (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
Test No. 1: The chemical properties of inorganic compounds.
4. The chemical reactions of electrolytes. Hydrolysis of salts (Lectures – 1 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
5. Solutions and their properties. The quantitative composition of solutions (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
6. The pH value of solutions. Buffer solutions (Lectures – 1 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
7. Osmosis and diffusion. Surface phenomena. Disperse systems (Lectures – 1 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
Test No. 2: Solutions and their quantitative composition.
8. Introduction in Organic chemistry. Organic compounds: classification, nomenclature (Lectures – 1 h).
9. Hydrocarbons and their chemical properties (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
10. Alcohols. Phenols. Ethers (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
11. Aldehydes and Ketones (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
12. Carboxylic acids (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
Test No. 3: The classification of organic compounds and their chemical properties.
13. Lipids (Lectures – 4 h, laboratory works – 4 h).
14. Carbohydrates: Monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides (Lectures – 4 h, laboratory works – 4 h).
15. Amino acids. Peptides, proteins (Lectures – 2 h, laboratory works – 2 h).
16. Nucleic Acids (Lectures – 1 h, laboratory works – 2 h).

Requirements for awarding credit points

The written examination.
Every test, written during the semester, must have a positive mark ( at least 4). All home assignments and laboratory work protocols must have positive evaluation.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Home assignment No. 1. Student receive the task from the academic staff. The task “Fats and oils” is individually made for the student. The student is required to give written answers to some theoretical questions and write chemical reaction equations (electronic submission).
Home assignment No. 2. Student receive the task from the academic staff. The task “Monosaccharides and disaccharides” is individually made for the student. The student is required to give written answers to some theoretical questions and write chemical reaction equations (electronic submission).

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The final grade of the study course is obtained as the combination of all tests marks and examination mark.
The mark is calculated using a marking scheme:
• tests 30% ;
• examination 70% .

Compulsory reading

1. Čakste I., Vispārīgā ķīmija. Jelgava: LLU, Rīga: Drukātava, 2008. 66 lpp. Ir LLU FB 598 eks.
2. Kūka M., Lipīdi: mācību līdzeklis organiskajā ķīmijā. Jelgava: LLU, Rīga: Drukātava, 2007. 46 lpp. Ir LLU FB 83 eks.
3. Kūka M., Ogļhidrāti: mācību līdzeklis organiskajā ķīmijā. Jelgava: LLU, Rīga: Drukātava, 2007. 58 lpp. Ir LLU FB 81 eks.
4. Petrucci R., Herring G., Madura J., Bissonnete C. General Chemistry. Principles and modern Applications. Toronto: Pearson, 2017. 1325 p. Ir LLU FB 1 eks.
5. Zumdahl S. Chemistry. Belmont: Brooks Cole, 2014. 1085 p. Ir LLU FB 1 eks.

Further reading

1. Malone L.J. Basic concepts of chemistry, 7th Edition. New York: Wiley, 2004, 482 p. Ir LLU FB 1 eks.
2. Kūka M., Organisko savienojumu nomenklatūra: mācību līdzeklis. Jelgava: LLU, Rīga: Drukātava, 2008. 72 lpp. Ir LLU FB 547 eks.
3. McMurry J. Organic chemistry, 8th Edition. Beltmont, CA: Brooks/ Cole, Cengage Learning, 2012. 1262 p. Ir LLU FB 1 eks.
4. Ferrier D.R. Biochemistry, 7th Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2017. 567 p. Ir LLU FB 1 eks.

Periodicals and other sources

Ķīmisko savienojumu struktūru datubāze (Chemical structure database) “Chemspider” https://www.chemspider.com/Default.aspx

Notes

The course is intended for professional bachelor’s study program “Agriculture” and academic bachelor’s study program “Sustainable Agriculture”.