|Who can learn:||English veterinarian|
|Scheduled place:||1. year 1. semester|
|Description:||Chemistry concerns the cognition, properties and changes of substances of inanimate nature.
Its task to understand the structure, characteristic, interactions, and transformation laws of these substances. The subject will focus on the chapters, which are essential to the life sciences, and strengthen the students’ skill in in fundamental sciences. It provides a direct foundation to the better understanding of other subjects as biochemistry, physiology,pharmacology, clinical sciences, etc. The knowlegde collected in this course can be remarkably well used by the veterinary specialists in laboratory research and food control.
|Evaluation:||The subject of Chemistry contains overall 45 lectures and 45 laboratory practicals in Semester I. Participation in the laboratory practicals is compulsory and the attendance will be recorded each time. In case of more than five absences the lab course will not be acknowledged. Participation in the lectures is also compulsory the attendance will be checked (random) 12 times/semester. Students having more than three uncertified missed lectures do not receive a signature in Chemistry I, and they are not entitled to sit the final examination next May-June.
Raymond Chang: Chemistry, McGraw-Hill Inc. New York, 1991; ISBN 0-07-010518-9
Charles E. Mortimer: Chemistry, Wadsworth Publishing Co. Belmont CA, 1986; ISBN 0-534-05670-9 Other recent General and Inorganic Chemistry textbooks of college level can also be used. The use of Chemistry Laboratory Manual 1 (2011) is prescribed because this Manual serves as the laboratory protocol, as well. It can be purchased at the Plenary Lab Practice (first week of September) in Lecture Hall. The electronic (pdf) version of the lecture slides can be downloaded from: www.univet.hu/sc1/tantargy.php?id=155&action=download&lang=en
PARTICIPATION IN THE LABORATORY TRAINING
The length of each practical is 3 × 45 min., and they will be held without breaks:
Monday, 8:15 - 10:30 for groups 5, 6
Monday, 11:15 - 13:30 for groups 3, 4
Monday, 14:15 - 16:30 for groups 7, 8
Tuesday,7:30 - 9:45 for group 9 Tuesday, 10:15 - 12:30 for groups 1, 2
at Student Laboratory (ground floor room No. 8) of Department. The individual workplace of students in the Laboratory is optional but it should be kept during the semester. In the Laboratory wearing a lab coat and safety goggles is compulsory at all time. Participation in laboratory exercises will be not allowed without a lab coat and Manual! Lab exercise(s) can be missed only in case of documented (by medical doctor) illness or serious family issue. In case of missed lab exercise(s) the student has to take a make up lab exercise(s) the last week of semester.
PREPARATION FOR LAB EXERCISES
The goal of laboratory practices is to perform experiments and demonstrations in the laboratory, which will provide empirical evidence for the factual knowledge obtained from the theoretical lectures. A thorough theoretical preparedness is needed for a successful practical laboratory work. Before the chemistry lab class it is important to review the relevant chapters of the theoretical lecture, and to study the extensions found in the Manual. Supervisors check the preparedness and manual work of the students during the lab exercises. In case of unsatisfactory preparedness the given practical will not be accepted, therefore it should be repeated in the same week or as a make up lab. The theoretical background can be attained from the Lectures or textbooks of Chemistry. The laboratory experiments should be done individually (except for group-experiments). The observations and experimental data should be instantly documented after the given experiment on the right-hand pages of the Manual. However, writing the reaction equations and calculations in the blank areas of the Manual before (at home) the given lab practical is highly recommended. At the end of the practical, the students have to clean the used lab-tools and set back the reagents to their original place. Before leaving the laboratory students have to get a valid signature of a supervisor in the Manual.
The students’ work will be evaluated at the end of the term with a practical grade. This grade will be determined by the sum of points from the tests, titrations, and report(s) on the five-scaled grading system as follows:
0 - 45 unsatisfactory (1)
46 - 55 pass (2)
56 - 70 fair (3)
71 - 85 good (4)
86 - 100 excellent (5)
1)Tests. During the term all students are obliged to perform two written midterm tests (90 min./test), whose subject includes the topics of the laboratory exercises and the related lectures:
Test 1: Inorganic Chemistry: reaction equations, properties of elements and their compounds (35 points)
Test 2: Chemical calculations on: concentrations of solutions, inorganic reactions and stoichiometry, and acid-base equilibria, pH (35 points)
The tests cannot be later upgraded in make-up tests.The results of the tests will be displayed within one week from the writing date. Cellphones, graphic calculators, netbooks and other electronic devices are not allowed to use during the tests and one should turn them off. Cheating, plagiarism or use the above mentioned devices are not tolerated and its incidence will result in a test with 0 point. Students who missed the midterm test(s) (due to illness) are obliged to write one make-up test(s) in the end of semester 1. The make-up test(s) topics include the subjects of the missed test(s).
2)Titrations. The results of three titrations in exercises No. 9 - 11 will be evaluated with 0 - 5 points/titration (15 points overall).
3)Reports. The supervisors check (brief oral questions) the knowledge of students based on the subject of the last attended lab practical. The managing of Manual will also be checked at the same time, once or more during the semester. These reports will be evaluated with 0-15 points.
If a student fails (0 - 45 points) once only he/she is given the opportunity to write a special make up test (90 min.). It covers the topics of both midterm tests. To get the pass practical grade one has to achieve 40 %. Student, who fails again this special make up test has to re-take the entire lab course with a new, unfilled copy of Lab Manual 1, from next September
To help the study consultations will be organized according to the agreement with the students. The consultation is not a simple repetition of the lecture but it can give help to understand the difficult parts of the subject and guidelines to a successful exam. The exact date of these sessions will be announced in time.
Note: Semester II has to be closed with a final written examination (next May-June), which includes the subjects of General-, and Organic Chemistry lectured in the first and second semesters.