619-2001 – Physical Chemistry (FCH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Physical Chemistry and Theory of Technological Processes
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jana Dobrovská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
619-2001/01 2014/2015 8
619-2001/02 2015/2016 8
619-2001/03 2019/2020 8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to utilize the fundamental thermodynamic quantities (enthalpy, entropy, Gibbs energy) for the system behaviour describing - to describe the chemical equilibrium – to monitor the dependence of the equilibrium constant on state variables (dependence on temperature, dependence on pressure) - to describe the phase equilibrium, Gibbs phase rule, phase equilibrium of pure substances - to define and to utilize basic terms of chemical kinetics - homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction, rate of chemical reaction, kinetic equation, order of reaction, rate constant to monitor the dependence of the reaction rate on temperature and on pressure - to describe basic processes of heterogeneous reactions – diffusion, adsorption - to determine the rate-limiting process for heterogeneous processes - to apply obtained theoretical knowledge in tutorials and laboratory and on selected processes of chemical practice.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Other activities


The topic of the subject is chemical thermodynamics (thermodynamic description of the systems and processes, description of the chemical and phase equilibria) and chemical kinetics (kinetic analysis of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions)

Compulsory literature:

ATKINS, P. W. a Julio DE PAULA. The elements of physical chemistry. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-922672-6.

Recommended literature:

ATKINS, P. W. a Julio DE PAULA. Atkins' Physical chemistry. 10th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, c2014. ISBN 978-0-19-969740-3.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.