Molecular Interactions, 55409
Physical chemistry course, autumn 2013
Forces between molecules govern an enormous range of physical and chemical properties of materials and systems. The structures of solids, liquids and biological systems such as membranes are examples of fields where this topic is of central importance. The Molecular Interactions course describes the nature of different types of non-covalent forces between molecules, and shows how these lead to structural and other properties of materials. The course begins from basic principles, and proceeds to discuss the "hot" state of the art issues. The course Quantum Chemistry (55431) provides useful background.
- Dispersion, electrostatic and hydrogen bonding interactions, and their properties.
- Applications: Structures of van der Waals solids, and of ice and liquid water.
- Applications: Interactions between macroscopic particles.
- Solvation in the liquid state. Ions in water.
- Forces between groups of atoms in biomolecules: Protein structure and folding.
- Force fields and the modeling of biomolecules and polymeric materials.
- Credits: 3 ECTS
- Lectures at the Department of Chemistry: 21.10. 11–12, 23.10. 11–12, 25.10. 12–13 (all in room A127), 28.10. 11–12, 30.10. 11–12, 1.11. 12–13, 22.11. 12–13, 25.11. 11–12, 27.11. 11–12, 29.11. 12–13, 2.12. 11–12, and 5.12. 12–13 (all in room B143).
- Grade: Based on short lectures by students
- First lecture: Tuesday 21.10. at 11.15 (room A127)
- Lecturer: FiDiPro Professor Robert Benny Gerber (email@example.com)
- Additional reading: J. N. Israelachvili, "Intermolecular and Surface Forces", 3rd Edition, Elsevier (2011), A. R.Leach, "Molecular modeling", 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall (2001).
Laboratory of physical chemistry,
University of helsinki