Chimie physique moléculaire CHIM-H310

Taught in: french
First term


Part 1: Intoduction

Part 2: Connectivity of atoms

Part 3: Quantum structure of molecules

Part 4: 3D Structure of organic molecules

Part 5: Structural biochemistry


Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes

To acquire the basic knowledges in quantum and organic chemistry to better understand the properties of molecular systems.

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



Pre‐required knowledge and skills

General Physics and Chemistry, Quantum Physics

Pre-requisites courses

Chimie générale et applications industrielles
Philippe BOGAERTS (Coordinator) and Benoît HAUT
Chimie physique, matériaux et fabrication, y compris les visites d'usine
Stephane GODET (Coordinator), Frédéric DEBASTE and Patrick HENDRICK
Physique quantique et statistique
Jean-Marc SPARENBERG (Coordinator)

Teaching method and learning activities

Interactive course with powerpoint presentation + exercises.

Course material(s)


A copy of the powerpoint slides projected during classes is available on the Université Virtuelle. Students are requested to complete these slides with the information presented during the course.

Numerous reference books are available in the library of the "Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Nanosystèmes Moléculaires" (Building P2, room P2-2-211) and of the "Service de Chimie Quantique et Photophysique" (Building D, Level 7).

References, bibliography and recommended reading

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


Contribution to the programme 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



Method(s) of assessment

Written exam in two parts: one without notes and one with notes. Lectures and exercises are subjects of examination.

Construction of the mark (including the weighting of the various partial marks)

The final grade for this course is the grade of the written exam.

Assessment language



Other informations


Prof. Kristin Bartik : 02/650 2063;; office: P2.2.213.

Prof. Nathalie Vaeck : 02/650 4728;

Dr. Lionel Marcélis (assistant): 02/650 2700;

Teaching location

Campus Solbosch, Building P2, Room P2.2.204



Questions can be answered during the break or after classes. The practicals are a privileged moment for discussions. It is also possible to make an appointment with the teaching staff to ask further questions.


Programmes proposing this course at the Brussels School of Engineering

Bachelor in Engineering Sciences - bloc 3
Optional course, 5 credits [Lecture: 42h, Tutorial classes: 18h] - first term