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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Basic Principles of Physical Chemistry - B403016
Title: Základy fyzikální chemie
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2020 to 2023
Semester: both
Points: 5
E-Credits: 5
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc.
Incompatibility : N403011, N403014
Interchangeability : N403032
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The course covers the basic branches of physical chemistry: fundamentals of thermodynamics​​, state behavior, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, selected behavior of systems containing electrolytes, the issue described the rate of chemical reactions and sipmle description of colloidal systems.
Last update: Řehák Karel (08.02.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

understand basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics

explain and calculate simple phase and chemical equilibrium

describe and calculate basic problems of chemical kinetics

basic concepts for other areas of physical chemistry: electrochemistry, colloidal and surface chemistry

Last update: Řehák Karel (08.02.2018)
Literature -

R: Novák J. a kol.,Fyzikální chemie - bakalářský kurz,VŠCHT Praha,2005,9788070806753

R: Malijevský a kol.,Breviář z fyzikální chemie,VŠCHT Praha,2000,9788070802987

A: Lidmila Bartovská, Marie Šišková: Fyzikální chemie povrchů a koloidních soustav,VŠCHT Praha,2010,9788070807453

Last update: Řehák Karel (08.02.2018)
Learning resources -

Basic information and learning resources: See the E-learning

Other literature and learning applications:

Last update: Řehák Karel (08.02.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Basic concepts of thermodynamics system, thermodynamic process, thermodynamics variables. Equation of state of an ideal gas. Real gas and description of its behavior.

2. First law of thermodynamics, internal energy, heat, work, and their calculation.

3. Enthalpy, standard enthalpy of reaction, standard enthalpy of formation, Hess's and Kirchhoff's laws.

4. Second law of thermodynamics, entropy. Entropy calculation for proceses.

5. Helmholtz and Gibbs energy of their significance. Third law of thermodynamics. Chemical potential, activity, standard states.

6. Phase equilibria in one-component systems, Clapeyron equation.

7. Gibbs phase rule, vapor-liquid equilibrium in ideal systems, phase diagrams.

8. Solubility of gases in liquids, equilibrium in condensed systems.

9. Chemical equilibrium. Balance of a chemical reaction. Equilibrium constant. Ion balance.

10. Influencing the balance of chemical reactions.

11. Faraday's laws, galvanic cells, Nernst equation.

12. Basic concepts of chemical kinetics, simple reaction

13. Integration of kinetic equations, the dependence on temperature, catalysis

14. Colloidal chemistry, classification of colloidal systems, interfacial tension and its consequences

Last update: Řehák Karel (08.02.2018)
Entry requirements -

Mathematics A

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Registration requirements -


Last update: Řehák Karel (08.02.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Acquiring credit (meeting the minimum requirements of the computational part)

The exam test

Last update: Řehák Karel (02.03.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2.5 70
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
5 / 5 140 / 140