General and Inorganic Chemistry I - S101005
Title: General and Inorganic Chemistry I
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (101)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:8
E-Credits: winter s.:8
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: cancelled
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AB101001
Note: priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Sedmidubský David prof. Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: AB101001
In complex pre-requisite: AB101004, B101004
Examination dates   Schedule   
The basic fields of general chemistry are addressed in the course: structure of atoms, periodicity of chemical elements properties, theory of chemical bonding, stereochemistry of molecules, principles of chemical equilibrium. These principles are applied in the description of reactivity and fundamental properties of inorganic substances. The descriptive part of inorganic chemistry is, unlike the conventional treatment (chemistry of elements), approached as a chemistry of inorganic phases. The main families of substances are discussed such as gaseous and liquid molecular compounds, ions in aqueous solutions and their salts, coordination complexes, metals and intermetallic compounds, solid oxides and inorganic polymers, carbides, nitrides and further solid compounds of metals.
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Aim of the course

Students will be able to:

  • determine the electron structure of atoms and ions, their location in the periodic table, apply the periodic trends to explicate the behavior of inorganic substances
  • identify inorganic substances in terms of structure and phase identity
  • understand the inorganic nomenclature, construct electron structures and estimate the geometry of molecules
  • apply the fundamentals of chemical bonding theory, chemical aquilibrium and to assess the influence of conditions on the chemical equilibria
  • propose synthesis routes, estimate the reactivity and other properties of inorganic substances, deal with acid-base and redox reactions, balance chemical equations

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Recommended literature

C. E. HOUSECROFT, A. G. SHARPE: Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd Ed., Pearson, 2008.

G. WULFSBERG: Inorganic Chemistry, University Science Books, 2000.

P. ATKINS et al: Inorganic Chemistry, 5th Ed., Oxford University Press, 2010.

For further reading:

N. N. GREENWOOD, A. EARNSHAW: Chemistry of the Elements, 1st Ed., Pergamon Press, 1984.

W. L. JOLLY: Modern Inorganic Chemistry, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 1991

F. A. COTTON, G. WILKINSON: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 6th Ed., Wiley, 1999

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Learning resources

D.Sedmidubský et al.: Power Point presentations OACH-I -

Electronic supplementary materials -

Materials distributed in the seminar

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Requirements to the exam

To finish the course successfully, students need to get an assessment and to pass both written and oral part of the final examination.


During the semester, two preliminary tests (T1, T2) are written, each for a maximum of 100 marks. These tests are obligatory, written on a fixed date, and cannot be written repeatedly. To be assessed, a student needs to obtain at least 80 marks in total from both tests (i.e. (T1 + T2) more than 79).

Collective test (optional)

If 50 < (T1 + T2) < 79, the student is entitled to write a collective test. The collective test consists of two parts: part A (102 marks) and part B (98 marks), i.e. 200 marks in total. To be assessed, a student must obtain at least 60 marks in part A and at least 80 marks from the entire collective test. The collective test can only be taken once, on a set date in the first 2 weeks of the exam period.


After being assessed, students can enroll for the final examination.

Students must write a test before proceeding to the oral part of the examination. The written examination has two parts:

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

this part is in the form of a 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).

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

this part is in the same manner 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).

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Syllabus - Czech

1. Structure of substances. Structure of atom.

2. Periodic law and the periodic system of elements.

3. Chemical bond and chemical reactions.

4. Non-metal elements. Chemical bonding, properties and reactivity.

5. Polyatomic molecules of non-metals - structure, chemical bonding and properties.

6. Gaseous and liquid molecular compounds of non-metals.

7. Monoatomic ions in an aqueous solution and their salts.

8. Oxyanions in an aqueous solution or crystals.

9. Coordination compounds.

10. Structure, chemical bonding and properties of metals.

11. Metals and intermetallic phases - reactivity, extraction and use.

12. Solid oxides and inorganic polymers.

13. Binary solid compounds of metals and non-metals.

14. Phases and species of chalcophilic environments.

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Registration requirements

High school chemistry, physics, mathematics

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