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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Introduction to Chemical-Engineering Thermodynamics - N403003
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: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Additional information:
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
Is interchangeable with: B403009
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Cibulka Ivan doc. Ing. CSc. (20.08.2013)
The course is meant for students who do not intend to continue in the master study. 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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: TAJ403 (13.12.2013)

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: TAJ403 (25.08.2013)

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: Cibulka Ivan doc. Ing. CSc. (20.08.2013)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Cibulka Ivan doc. Ing. CSc. (20.08.2013)

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: TAJ403 (25.09.2013)

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: Cibulka Ivan doc. Ing. CSc. (20.08.2013)

Succesfull passing the subjects

General Chemistry,

Physics I

Physical Chemistry I

Registration requirements -
Last update: Cibulka Ivan doc. Ing. CSc. (20.08.2013)

Physical Chemistry I (Fyzikální chemie I)

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 50