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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Physical Chemistry I - AB403003
Title: Physical Chemistry I
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: both
Points: 6
E-Credits: 6
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:20 / 20 (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Fulem Michal prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Class: Předměty pro fyzikální chemii
Interchangeability : B403003, N403011, N403011A, N403032, N403035
Is interchangeable with: B403003
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)
The subject covers elementary parts of physical chemistry (i.e. basic ideas and quantities, state behaviour, fundamentals of thermodynamics) which are followed by chapters on phase equlibria and chemical equilibria. Basic principles of behaviour and properties of electrolytes are introduced. The final part is devoted to kinetics of chemical reactions.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

Students will be able to:

  • calculate the state behaviour of gases at low pressures,
  • use basic thermodynamic functions,
  • calculate heats of reactions and solve chemical equilibrium for simple reactions,
  • understand basic phase equilibrium diagrams and solve vapour-liquid equilibrium for ideal systems,
  • calculate basic types of chemical kinetics

Literature -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (13.08.2019)

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

R: Malijevský A., Physical Chemistry in Brief, Institute of Chemical-technology, 2005. PDF document will be available by the E-learning portal.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

Basic information and learning resources: See E-learning

Other literature and learning applications:

Teaching methods -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

Lectures and seminar meetings.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

See E-learning

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

1. Basic terminology, thermodynamic system, thermodynamic process, state properties.

2. State behaviour of gases, equation of state of ideal gas. Real gas and its behaviour.

3. 1st law of thermodynamics. Internal energy, heat, work.

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

5. 2nd law of thermodynamics, entropy. Entropy changes on selected processes.

6. Helmholtz and Gibbs energy, their significance. 3rd law of thermodynamics.

7. Partial molar quantities, activity, chemical potential, standard states.

8. Phase equilibria in single-component systems, Clapeyron equation.

9. Gibbs phase law, vapour-liquid equilibrium in ideal systems, phase diagrams.

10.Solubility of gases in liquids, equilibria in condensed systems.

11.Material balance of chemical reactions. Equilibrium constant. Equilibria in electrolyte systems.

12.Equilibrium composition. Reactions in gaseous phase.

13.Faraday´s law, galvanic cells, Nernst equation.

14.Basic terms of chemical kinetics, reaction rate, integration of rate equations.

Entry requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

The basic course of mathematics and physics for batchelor study.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (19.05.2019)

Mathematics A

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

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

The exam test