546-0507 – Physical Chemistry I (FCHI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental Engineering
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Eva Pertile, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
546-0507/01 2007/2008 2014/2015 7
546-0507/02 2015/2016 3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The primary objective of lectures is to introduce students to the common principles of theoretical practice of different sciential discipline in a complete form, based on basic physical principles; and to broaden their knowledge about significant conclusions and applications, including current applications in science and technology. After successful completion of the course the student is expected to orient in problems of (chemical) thermodynamics and electrochemistry, their practical meaning and will be able to use acquired knowledge in other specialized courses, and also in solving application problems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Physical chemistry as a scientific discipline and its relations with other sciences. Utilization of physical chemistry to understand processes that influence our environment. The subject covers elementary parts of physical chemistry (basic terms and quantities, state behaviour, fundamentals of thermodynamics) which are followed by chapters of phase equlibria and chemical equilibria. The selected parts of behaviour and properties of electrolytes are introduced. The final part is devoted to kinetics of chemical reactions.

Compulsory literature:

ATKINS, Peter William - Julio de Paula. Physical chemistry for the Life Sciences. 1st ed. N.Y.: W. H. Freeman and Company, 2010, 699s. ISBN 0-1992-8065-9.

Recommended literature:

MALIJEVSKÝ A., et. al: Physical chemistry in brief. Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, 2005. Dostupné z: http://old.vscht.cz/fch/en/tools/breviary-online.pdf. RONIS David: Introductory Physical Chemistry I. McGill University.2015. Dostupné z: http://ronispc.chem.mcgill.ca/ronis/chem223/course_pac.pdf.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.