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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Physical Chemistry A + - B403018
Title: Fyzikální chemie A +
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
Points: 6
E-Credits: 6
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/2, MC [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (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: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Slavíček Petr prof. RNDr. Bc. Ph.D.
Classification: Chemistry > Physical Chemistry
Interchangeability : N403035
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Physical Chemistry A provides a solid introduction into phenomenological and molecular physical chemistry. Physical Chemistry A is inherently linked with the Physical Chemistry B, focusing on foundations of thermodynamics with applications to chemical systems. A brief overview of mathematical methods in physical chemistry is provided in the introduction. Thermodynamics is built axiomatically and interpreted with the use of statistical mechanics. Applications of physical chemistry in different fields of chemistry are emphasized. MAPLE-based practical classes are provided.
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Aim of the course -

Students will be able to

  • understand theoretical foundations of physical chemistry, in the first part of the course namely the thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • apply the methods of physical chemistry in various fields of chemistry
  • formulate a problem, to search necessary data in the literature and to solve it using a mathematical SW

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Literature -

R: Atkins P.W., de Paula J., Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 2010, 9780199543373

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Learning resources -

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Syllabus -

1. Basic terminology, states of matter, mathematical foundations.

2. Kinetic theory of gases.

3. Intermolecular forces, gases, and liquids.

4. First law of thermodynamics.

5. Thermochemistry.

6. Second and Third law of thermodynamics.

7. Irreversible processes and free energy.

8. Machinery of the second law.

9. Thermodynamics of mixtures.

10. Chemical potential.

11. Chemical equilibrium.

12. Equilibrium in gaseous systems.

13. Electrolytes. Acid-base equilibrium.

14. Solubility equilibrium.

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Registration requirements -

Mathematics A, Mathematics B

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Course completion requirements -

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

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