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 illustrate the influence of temperature and pressure; - to describe the phase equilibrium, the Gibbs phase rule, phase equilibrium of pure substances; - to define and to utilize basic terms of chemical kinetics - rate of chemical reaction, rate law and rate constants, reaction order. To illustrate the temperature dependence of reaction rates; - to describe basic processes of heterogeneous reactions – diffusion, adsorption - to determine the rate-limiting step 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


The topic of the subject is Chemical Thermodynamics (thermodynamical description of the systems and processes, chemical and phase equilibria) and Chemical Kinetics (rate analysis of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions).

Compulsory literature:

DOBROVSKA, J. Physical Chemistry (The Basics of Chemical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics), VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 2020. 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.