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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Physical Chemistry A + - B403018
Title: Fyzikální chemie A +
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
Points: 6
E-Credits: 6
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/2, MC [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
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: Slavíček Petr prof. RNDr. Bc. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N403035
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Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (19.02.2020)
Physical Chemistry A provides a solid introduction into phenomenological and molecular physical chemistry. Physical Chemistry A is inherently linked with the Physical Chemistry B, focusing on foundations of thermodynamics with applications to chemical systems. A brief overview of mathematical methods in physical chemistry is provided in the introduction. Thermodynamics is built axiomatically and interpreted with the use of statistical mechanics. Applications of physical chemistry in different fields of chemistry are emphasized. MAPLE-based practical classes are provided.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (19.02.2020)

Students will be able to

  • understand theoretical foundations of physical chemistry, in the first part of the course namely the thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • apply the methods of physical chemistry in various fields of chemistry
  • formulate a problem, to search necessary data in the literature and to solve it using a mathematical SW

Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (19.02.2020)

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

Learning resources -
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Syllabus -
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1. Basic terminology, states of matter, mathematical foundations.

2. Kinetic theory of gases.

3. Intermolecular forces, gases, and liquids.

4. First law of thermodynamics.

5. Thermochemistry.

6. Second and Third law of thermodynamics.

7. Irreversible processes and free energy.

8. Machinery of the second law.

9. Thermodynamics of mixtures.

10. Chemical potential.

11. Chemical equilibrium.

12. Equilibrium in gaseous systems.

13. Electrolytes. Acid-base equilibrium.

14. Solubility equilibrium.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (19.02.2020)

Mathematics A, Mathematics B

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (19.02.2020)

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