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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Chemical thermodynamics - AM403018
Title: Chemical thermodynamics
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Additional information:
Guarantor: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : M403018
Is interchangeable with: M403018
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.01.2018)
The course is focused on basic chemical-engineering calculations. Utilizations of equations of state and thermodynamic models which are implemented in chemical-engineering simulators are demonstrated. Theory background for calculations and basic equations are given in lectures. Computational skills are taught with the help of the Maple software. Real behaviour of fluids is usually considered in computational problems which are mainly focused on oil treatment.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

  • calculate state behaviour of real fluids and mixtures
  • calculate phase equilibria in two-component systems (considering real behaviour)
  • solve chemical equilibrium in simplified systems

(all calculations performed in the Maple software or Wolfram Mathematica)

Literature -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (14.08.2019)

R: J.M. Prausnitz, R.N. Lichtenthaler, E.G. Azevedo, Molecular thermodynamics of fluid-phase equilibria, Prentice-Hall PTR, 1999. 9780139777455

A: Riazi M.R., Characterization And Properties Of Petroleum Fractions, ASTM International, 2005, Philadelphia, 2005, 0803133618

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.01.2018)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (17.05.2019)

credit - computational part

exam - test on theoretical part

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (22.01.2018)

1. State behaviour of real mixtures of pure fluids, critical quantities and their prediction

2. Equations of state of real fluids, theorem of corresponding states

3. State behaviour of real mixtures

4. Virial equation of state, prediction of virial coefficients.

5. Thermodynamic properties of fluids, calculation of heat and work in typical processes.

6. Residual molar quantities and their applications.

7. Thermodynamic properties of components in mixtures. Excess quantities.

8. Activity and activity coefficients. Thermodynamic models for excess Gibbs energy

9. Vapour-liquid equilibria at low and high pressures, determination and prediction.

10. Solubility of gases in liquids

11. Liquid-liquid equilibria

12. Liquid-solid equilibria

13. Chemical equilibrium of simple systems.

14. Chemical equilibrium of complex systems.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2,5 70
Účast na seminářích 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140