617-0401 – Introduction to Chemistry (ZCH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Chemistry
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
617-0401/01 2004/2005 2015/2016 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Learn basic chemical concepts: atomic structure, chemical bonding, kinetics and thermodynamics. To realize the mutual connection and interconnection of these terms, learn to seek and find the connection - Periodicity characteristics. Apply acquired knowledge of general chemistry of the system of elements. Learning to work with the periodic table - to be able to position the elements in the periodic system to derive its basic chemical and physical properties.

Teaching methods



Mass and its properties and structure. Basic chemical terms. States of matters. Structure of atom. Electron cloud. Chemical bond. Reaction kinetics. Energetical changes on chemical reactions. Dispersion systems. Electrolytes, electrolytic dissotiation. Oxidation-reduction reaction. Periodic system of elements. Hydrogen, oxygen, water, and air. Prevalent properties of non-metal elements and thier compounds. Carbon chemistry. Coal, oil and natural gas, fuel. Silikates. Metals, basic principles of production, properties and utilization of technically important metals and their compounds.

Compulsory literature:

Langová Š., Leško J.: Basic chemistry, ES VŠB - TU Ostrava 2005

Recommended literature:

Chang Raymond: Chemistry, 8th, New York 2005


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.