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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Measurement of Basic Physico-Chemical Quantities - B403008
Title: Fyzikálně-chemické veličiny a jejich měření
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/3 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Vopička Ondřej doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N403002
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (15.01.2018)
Subject provides basic information on methods of measurements of selected physico-chemical quantities. Selected quantities (temperature, pressure, volume/density, thermal quantities) are basic quantities needed as input for classical thermodynamics employed for evaluation of non-measurable thermodynamic properties of systems.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (15.01.2018)

After passing successfully the subject a student should have an overall knowledge on methods for measurement of temperature, pressure, volume/density, and thermal properties. In practice he/she should be able to select a proper method for a particular conditions and requirements.

Literature -
Last update: Vopička Ondřej doc. Ing. Ph.D. (05.02.2018)

R: Ivan Cibulka,Lubomír Hnědkovský,Vladimír Hynek: Základní fyzikálně-chemické veličiny a jejich měření. E-textbook (

A: Research articles published in the literature cited as sources during the course and in the E-textbook.

Learning resources -
Last update: Vopička Ondřej doc. Ing. Ph.D. (05.02.2018)

E-textbook : Ivan Cibulka,Lubomír Hnědkovský,Vladimír Hynek: Základní fyzikálně-chemické veličiny a jejich měření.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (15.01.2018)

Written test with the result of min. 50 points of 100 naximum. If failed then either the repetition of the test or the oral examination (upon the decision of a teacher).

Syllabus -
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (15.01.2018)

1. Temperature scales, their definitions and applications.

2. Definition of thermodynamic temperature and its units.

3. Methods for accurate measurements of temperature and electric resistance. Thermometeres, thermocouples.

4. Concept of pressure. Pressure generation, pressure standards.

5. Measurement of pressure, mechanical and electrical transducers.

6. Vacuum. Vacuum generation, vacuum pumps, measurement of low pressures.

7. Methods for measurements of volumetric properties. Direct PVT methods.

8. Pycnometers, application of methods, examples of PVT devices.

9. Indirect methods (vibrating-tube densimeter, buoyancy methods, speed-of-sound methods).

10.Analysis of effects related to density (temperature, pressure, sample purity).

11.Heat. Measurements of heat effects, calorimetry.

12.Methods of purification of substances. Methods for evaluation of purity of samples.

13.Laboratory excercises.

14.Excursion at the Department of Physical Chemistry (selected experimental techniques).

Entry requirements -
Last update: Vopička Ondřej doc. Ing. Ph.D. (05.02.2018)

To study this subject it is necessary either to pass or to be enroled in the subject N403011 (Fyzikální chemie I/Physical Chemistry I) or in the subject N403035 (Fyzikální chemie A/Physical Chemistry A).

Registration requirements -
Last update: Vopička Ondřej doc. Ing. Ph.D. (05.02.2018)

Successfull passing the subjects:

General and Inorganic Chemistry I

Physics I or Physics A

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (02.03.2018)

The exam test

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
Účast na seminářích 1,5 42
3 / 3 84 / 84