Introduction to Chemical-Engineering Thermodynamics - B403009
Title: Základy chemicko-inženýrské termodynamiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc.
Cibulka Ivan doc. Ing. CSc.
Incompatibility : N403014
Interchangeability : N403003
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Annotation -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)
The subject extends chemical thermodynamics from the Physical chemistry I course to real behaviour. All calculations are preformed with the simplest models of real behaviour. The subject is intended for students who want to extend the knowledge on chemical thermodynamics but do not have the subjects "Physical Chemistry II" or "Physical Chemistry A, B" in their study plan.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)

Students will be able to:

perform simple calculations of state behaviour of real fluids, thermochemistry, phase and chemical equilibria;

understand the thermodynamic principles of heat engines;

understand the use of thermodynamic models for activity coefficients and state behaviour.

Literature -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)

R: Novák J. a kol., Fyzikální chemie - bakalářský a magisterský kurz, VŠCHT, Praha 2008, 9788070806753

R: Novák J. a kol., Příklady a úlohy z fyzikální chemie I, VŠCHT Praha, 2000, 8070803940

A: A. Malijevský, et. al: Physical chemistry in brief. Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, 2005. (

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

Learning resources -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)

Basic information and learning resources: See E-learning

Other literature and learning applications:

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)

Passing through either two current tests or one summary test with minimum average of 50 points of max. 100 point to be allowed for the examination.

Examination: written test containing theoretical part (questions) and solving numerical problems.

Syllabus -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)

1. Thermodynamic systems, variables, units, description of states, composition.

2. State behaviour of real fluids.

3. State behaviour of real fluid mixtures.

4. Changes of energy, work and heat. Internal energy an enthalpy.

5. Thermochemistry. Enthalpic balance.

6. Thermodynamic laws and their implications. Calculation of thermodynamic quantities.

7. Thermodynamics of mixtures, fugacity, activity.

8. Spontaneous chemical reaction. Chemical equilibrium.

9. Response of equilibria to the conditions.

10.Equilibria in electrolyte solutions.

11.Gibbs phase rule. Phase equilibrium in one-component systems.

12.Vapour-liquid equilibrium, solubility of gases in liquids.

13.Liquid-liquid equilibrium.

14.Solid-liquid equilibrium.

Entry requirements -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)

Fyzikální chemie I, Matematika A,B

Registration requirements -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (07.02.2018)

Fyzikální chemie I, Matematika A, B

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

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

The exam test

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 0.5 14
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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