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Course, academic year 2020/2021
General and Inorganic Chemistry I - B101001
Title: Obecná a anorganická chemie I
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (101)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 8
E-Credits: 8
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/3 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Old code: ACH1
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : AB101001
P//Is pre-requisite for: B101002
Z//Is interchangeable with: AB101001
XP//In complex pre-requisite: AB101004, AB110003, B101004, B110003, N101003, S101003
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.02.2018)
The contents of the subject covers basic topics of general chemistry – atom structure, periodicity in properties, chemical bond theory, stereochemistry of molecules and basic chemical equilibrium. These principles are used for description of reactivity and properties of essential groups of inorganic substances. Systematic part is explained not as chemistry of elements but as chemistry of inorganic phases. Basic discussed categories are molecular gaseous and liquid substances, ions in aqueous solution and their salts, metals and intermetallic phases, solid oxides and inorganic polymers, carbides, nitrides and other solid compounds of metals.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.02.2018)

Students will be able to:

  • determine electron structure of atoms and ions and their position in the Periodic Table; use periodic trends in comparing physical properties and explaining the behaviour of chemical substances;
  • identify inorganic substances according to their structure and phase state;
  • understand the nomenclature of inorganic compounds; draw Lewis structures and propose the geometric arrangement of molecular compounds and properties related to it (dipole momentum);
  • work with essentials of chemical bonding theory (comparing ionicity of a bond, polarity of a covalent bond, comparing length and energy of a covalent bond, draw the MO diagram for basic diatomic molecules, determine bond order and magnetism from the MO diagram);
  • use the essentials of chemical equilibrium; write down the equilibrium constant of a chemical reaction and to assess the effect of conditions to the equilibrium;
  • know the essentials of chemical kinetics (reaction order, relation between the rate of reversed reaction and equilibrium constant);
  • assess the reactivity of inorganic compounds; determine oxidizers and reducers;
  • compare acidity and basicity according to Bronsted theory; determine acidity and basicity according to Lewis theory; explain mechanism of a simple substitution and addition of molecular compounds;
  • balance chemical equations;
  • compare behaviour of ions in aqueous solution; compare pH of aqueous solution of salts;
  • estimate feasibility of preparation and production of inorganic substances.

Literature -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.02.2018)

Z:C.E.Housecroft, A.G.Sharpe, Anorganická chemie, 4. vydání, VŠCHT Praha, 2014

Z:F.Jursík, Anorganická chemie nekovů, VŠCHT Praha, 2001, 8070804173

Z:F.Jursík,Anorganická chemie kovů, VŠCHT Praha, 2003, 8070805048

Z:J.Klikorka a kol.: Obecná a anorganická chemie, SNTL Praha, 1986, 0461285

D:V.Flemr, E. Holečková: Úlohy z názvosloví a chemických výpočtů v anorganické chemii,VŠCHT Praha, 2001, 8070804351

D:D.Sýkorová a kol.: Návody pro laboratoře z anorganické chemie, VŠCHT Praha, 1996, 8070802472

D:D.Sedmidubský a kol.: Základy chemie pro bakaláře, VŠCHT Praha, 2011, 8070807903

Learning resources -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (01.08.2019)

e-learning webpage of the General and Inorganic Chemistry I course:

(accessible after enrolling in the course)

  • lecture presentations
  • topics in general chemistry
  • interactive applications

Inorganic chemistry portal:

(open access)

  • interactive application for drawing of Lewis structures and determining of the molecule shape
  • interactive application for comparing bond lengths and angles
  • application for nomenclature, chemical equations composing and balancing

e-learning webpage "Přidej - Obecná a anorganická chemie" containing solved problems and excercises from

  • general chemistry
  • reactivity of inorganic compounds
Teaching methods -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.02.2018)

lectures and seminars

supporting electronic study tools, self-study of books and textbooks

scheduled study check during the semester, final examination

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.01.2019)


During the semester, two preliminary tests (T1 and T2) from general and systematic inorganic chemistry are written. These tests are obligatory and cannot be repeated. Each test is for 0–100 marks. To receive the assessment, the requirement of (T1 + T2) ≥ 80 must be met (i.e. at least 40% of the marks possible must be obtained).

If the student does not receive the number of marks required for the assessment, he/she can write one collective test at the end of the semester. To be allowed this, the student needs to obtain a minimum of 50 marks in total in the T1+T2 tests. The collective test has two parts: part A (102 marks) and part B (98 marks) for a total of 200 marks. If the student obtains at least 60 marks in part A and at least 80 marks in both parts (A and B) combined (i.e. at least 40% of the marks possible must be obtained), he/she is assessed.

The collective test can be taken only once, on a fixed date until the end of the second exam week. In conclusion, the student has 2 possible ways to obtain his/her assessment: T1+T2 and one collective test.

Additional condition for the assessment is filling of the Entry test in the e-learning course during the first two weeks of the semester. Result of this “zeroth” test have no influence over the student’s final evaluation, but the student will be assessed only if he/she filled this Entry test.


Before the oral examination, written examination test (ZT) is taken which has two parts. A time limit of the part A is 60 minutes, the overall limit (parts A+B) is 100 minutes.

Part A: basic general and inorganic chemistry (50 marks);

this part is in the form of a multiple-choice check test;

multiple answers are available and from one up to all of the answers may be correct;

evaluation: checked correctly +1 mark; unchecked 0 mark; checked incorrectly -1 mark (subtraction only down to zero in each problem).

The test is reviewed electronically and after evaluation the students are e-mailed their result to the email address set in the SIS – correctness of the student’s answers in the part A and number of marks obtained can be checked (any objections must be aimed to the student’s examiner).

Part B: advanced general and inorganic chemistry (50 marks);

this part is in the same manner and is evaluated in the same way as the preliminary tests.

The oral part of the examination only takes place if the student obtained at least 35 marks in the part A and at least 50 marks in total in the parts A and B of the written examination. If the student fails the examination, he/she is entitled to repeat it twice (i.e. each student is entitled one regular examination and two resits). The students register for the examination with the examiner that is assigned to their study group.

Students, that enrol in General and Inorganic Chemistry I course in the summer semester, and had been assessed in this course in the preceding (winter) semester are considered assessed.

Syllabus -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.02.2018)

Structure of substances, electron structure of atom

Periodic system

Chemical bonding and chemical reactions

Elementary non-metals – chemical bonding, properties, reactivity

Polyatomic molecules of non-metals – structure, chemical bonding, properties

Gaseous and liquid molecular compounds of non-metals

Monoatomic ions in aqueous solutions and their salts

Oxyanions in aqueous solutions and crystals

Coordination compounds

Structure, chemical bonding and properties of metals

Metals and intermetallic phases – reactivity, extraction

Simple solid oxides and inorganic polymers

Binary non-oxidic solid compounds of metals and non-metals

Registration requirements -
Last update: Rubešová Kateřina doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.02.2018)
  • high-school chemistry, physics and mathematics
  • required scope of high-school knowledge (nomenclature and balancing of chemical equations) can be found in e-learning page of General and Inorganic Chemistry I course
  • e-learning page also contains a preparatory course for high school students with focus on the required knowledge of chemistry (open access, Czech only)

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Nekvindová Pavla doc. Ing. Ph.D. (17.02.2018)

The written and oral exams must be passed.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1,5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 2,3 64
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2,2 62
Účast na seminářích 1,5 42
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