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Chimie physique moléculaire

academic year

Course teacher(s)

Kristin BARTIK (Coordinator) and Nathalie VAECK

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

Part A
Intoduction and reminders
Connectivity between atoms
3D Structure of organic molecules
Structural biochemistry

Part B
Quantum structure of molecules

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

Acquire the basic knowledges in quantum and organic chemistry with the aim to better understand the properties of molecular systems.

Appreciate and understand the importance of molecular chemistry in everyday life.


Required courses

Courses requiring this course

Teaching methods and learning activities

Part A (K. Bartik)
Interactive lectures  with powerpoint presentation 
Supervised exercices  with the aim of consolidating, remembering, testing and discovering theoretical knowledge

Part B (N. Vaeck)
Interactive lectures with powerpoint presentation
Question and answer seminars

Project (by groups of 2) with final report and oral presentation

Contribution to the teaching profile

  • Savoir/Faire preuve d'expertise dans le domaine des sciences et des techniques - Formuler et analyser des problèmes complexes - Adopter une démarche scientifique appliquée - Mettre en œuvre des solutions

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Organic Chemistry: structure and function, K.Vollhardt and N.E. Shore, Freeman (N.Y.)
Organic Chemistry: a biological approach, J. McMurry (2007), Thomson
Physical Chemistry : Thermodynamics, Structure, and Change,  P.W. Atkins  Freeman (N.Y.)
Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, D.A. McQuarrie & J.D. Simon, University Science Books, 1997
Orbitals in Chemistry : A Modern Guide for Students, Victor Gil Cambridge (2000)

Course notes

  • Université virtuelle

Other information


Prof. Kristin Bartik : kristin.bartik@ulb.be

Prof. Nathalie Vaeck : nathalie.vaeck@ulb.be

Ir. Romain Carpentier : romain.carpentier@ulb.be




Method(s) of evaluation

  • Oral examination
  • Project

Mark calculation method (including weighting of intermediary marks)

The oral exam accounts for 75% 
The written report and presentation of the project accounts for 25% 
The final grade is the weighted geometrical average : (exam grade)0.75 * (project grade)0.25

Language(s) of evaluation

  • french