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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Colloidal Systems - N403036
Title: Fyzikální chemie povrchů a koloidních soustav
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: B403012
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Bartovská Lidmila doc. Ing. CSc.
Hovorka Štěpán Ing. Ph.D.
Z//Is interchangeable with: B403012
Annotation -
Last update: Bartovská Lidmila doc. Ing. CSc. (14.11.2012)
In the first part of the course the student gets acquainted with the interfacial phenomena. This knowledge is applied to the description of the basic features of dispersion systems, their classification, conditions of their formation and stability, with special attention paid to the dispersion of colloidal and nano dimensions, surface interactions and particular physico-chemical properties (kinetic, optical, electrical and rheological). The third part is devoted to the description of various types of dispersions.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ403 (25.09.2013)

Students will be able to:

  • analyze and optimize the processes, which are relaed to chemistry of phase interfaces
  • distinguish and properly describe different types of dispersions: colloid dispersions and nanodispersions, analytical and macroscopic dispersions
  • apply methods of colloid and surface chemistry and nano-chemistry in the research and description of biological systems and at a development of new materials in ceramics, medicine, petrol industry, water treatment, etc.
Literature -
Last update: TAJ403 (25.09.2013)

R: Bartovská L., Šišková M.: Fyzikální chemie povrchů a koloidních soustav, VŠCHT Praha, 2010, 9788070807453.

A: Adamson A.W.: Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, New York 1990, 0471610194

A: Shaw D.J.: Introduction to Colloid and Surface Chemistry, London 1980, 0750611820

A: Hiemenz P.C., Rajagopalan R.: Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 3rd Ed., New York 1997, 0824793978

A: Myers D.: Surfaces, Interfaces, and Colloids, VCH Publishers, Inc., New York 1999. 1560810335

A: Pashley R.M., Karaman M.E.: Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2004, 0470868821

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ403 (25.09.2013)

Bartovská L., Šišková M.: Co je co v povrchové a koloidní chemii

Syllabus -
Last update: Bartovská Lidmila doc. Ing. CSc. (14.11.2012)

1. Influence of phase boundaries on the properties of the dispersion systems. Thermodynamics of the systems with the great interface area. Molecular view on the interface.

2. Interface energy, interface tension, temperature dependence, methods of measurement.

3. Curved interfaces. Laplace-Young equation. The influence of interface curvature on the vapour pressure and on the solubility at constant temperature. The influence of interface curvature on the vapour-liquid equilibrium and solid-liquid equilibrium at constant pressure.

4. Three-phase equilibrium. Wetting and spreading. Young equation.

5. Capillary phenomena. Surface films of non-soluble substances on liquids. Langmuir-Blodgett films.

6. Adsorption kinetics and equilibrium. Gibbs adsorption isotherm. Gas adsorption on solids. Adsorption from solutions on solids.

7. Electric properties of interfaces. Electrical double layer, electrokinetic phenomena.

8. Dispersion system, classification and characterisation. Distribution functions. Stability of dispersions.

9. Kinetic properties of dispersions influenced by the dispersity degree. Thermic motion, diffusion, sedimentation velocity, sedimentation equilibria, osmosis, membrane phenomena.

10. Viscosity of dispersions. Einstein equation. Plastic, pseudoplastic, and dilatant systems.

11. Optical properties of dispersion. Light scattering.

12. Heterogeneous dispersions. Lyosols, emulsions, foams, aerosols. solid sols.

13. Associative colloids. Critical micelle concentration.

14. Macromolecular solutions. Reversible and irreversible gels.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Hovorka Štěpán Ing. Ph.D. (10.09.2013)

Physical Chemistry II or Physical Chemistry of Colloidal Systems

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,2 5
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0,2 5
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,2 5
Práce na individuálním projektu 0,9 26
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0,5 14
4 / 4 111 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Defense of an individual project 20
Report from individual projects 10
Examination test 30
Oral examination 30