163.173 Orientation course for beginners in chemistry I This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, LU, 1.0h, 1.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comply with basic rules of conduct in chemical laboratories and perform easy manipulations. Therefore, students have reassured themselves having chosen the appropriate study.

Subject of course

To give a rough overview of the band-width of the bachelor study "Technische Chemie" the students will attend 1 full day (8 hours per day) lab exercises in hands-on experimental work under intense supervision of tutors and assistants. The exercises comprise of 2 of the 4 experiments in synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry. Furthermore, there will be offered an informative lecture covering the job description of a trained chemist.

Teaching methods

Practical exercises in the chemistry laboratory, simple calculations.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ATTENTION: This course starts punctually (s.t.) on 1.10. at 10:00 a.m. in the Radinger lecture hall, Getreidemarkt 9. For reasons of Covid-19 prevention, face masks must be worn both on the way to the building and in the lecture hall during the entire course. In order to keep the safety distance only every second seat will be occupied . When all permitted seats are occupied, the Knoller lecture hall will be available in the same building as well as the Vortmann lecture hall in buildiing BA O2 with video broadcast. Students who are unable to attend in person due to health reasons must report to the course head with a medical certificate via e-mail to peter.e163.weinberger@tuwien.ac.at by 30.9.2020 12:00 at the latest.   Participation at the practical exercises on 2nd and 5th October 2020 is exclusively reserved for participants of the E-Chem-Test! Students who are already enrolled/registered but who have not gone through the pre-study phase must need to attend the first E-ChemTest (the date will be announced at the information event in the Radinger lecture hall at 10:00 a.m.). A separate registration for the E-ChemTest is NOT REQUIRED in this case.


The 4 topics of the lab course of the will cover the following exercises: 1) synthetic chemistry (synthesis of an azo-dye, performance of a polyamide condensation, esterification) 2) analytical chemistry (characterisation of wine: titration of the total acid content, photometric measurement of the tartaric acid content, thin-layer-chromatography of wine dyes, atomic absorption spectroscopy of the copper content of wine) 3) physical chemistry (determination of the osmotic pressure of sacharose solutions) 4) biochemistry (DNA isolation from E. coli cells and an introduction into methods of bioengineering)




Course dates

Thu10:00 - 17:0001.10.2020Seminarraum BA 02B Orientierungslehrveranstaltung für die Erstsemestrigen der Technischen Chemie 163.173
Thu10:00 - 17:0001.10.2020GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT Orientierungslehrveranstaltung für die Erstsemestrigen der Technischen Chemie 163.173
Thu10:00 - 18:0001.10.2020GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Orientierungslehrveranstaltung für Erstsemestrige in der Technischen Chemie I
Thu10:00 - 18:0001.10.2020GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH Orientierungs-LVA Technische Chemie
Thu15:30 - 16:3001.10.2020GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Rupprechter, Berufsbild ChemikerIn
Fri09:00 - 13:0002.10.2020 students labs1st block lab exercises
Fri14:00 - 18:0002.10.2020 students labs2nd block lab exercises
Mon09:00 - 13:0005.10.2020 students labs3rd block lab exercises
Mon14:00 - 18:0005.10.2020 students labs4th block lab exercises

Examination modalities

Confirmation of participation in the course examination comprises of personal participation at the E-ChemTest before the orientation course, active class participation and hands-on experimental work on 2. October 2019 as well as attendance at the lectures given on 1. October 2020. The certificate will be issued only after participation at a second run of the E-ChemTest at the end of the following summer term, please register at https://echemtest.chemie.tuwien.ac.at.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2020 00:00 02.10.2020 23:59

Registration modalities

Bitte direkt im TISS anmelden

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Kohorte A01.10.2020 00:00
Kohorte B05.10.2020 00:00
Kohorte C05.10.2020 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 290 Technical Chemistry 1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The practical exercises take place on 2.10. from 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00-18:00 and on 5.10. from 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00. The exercises on both days will take place in the following listening laboratories: Module Synthetic Chemistry: student lab BK U1, Module Physical Chemistry: student lab BC 04 H31, Module Analytical Chemistry: student lab BB 05 C01 and C17, Module Biochemistry: student lab BC O4 H01/H11. For the practical exercises on 2 October and 5 October 2020) in the labs, the following items must be brought along: 1) a white lab coat (mandatory) 2) paper tissue, dish washing detergent, waterproof ink writer, lighter (highly recommended), ruler; disposable latex gloves.


A calculator and ruler are required for the physical chemistry exercises! Due to the current COVID situation, the experiment is presented in a video - you must watch this video BEFORE carrying out the experiment (link via your electronic file card). Please also bring the experiment instructions with you to the lab course (required for the evaluation).


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