617-2003/02 – Introduction to Chemistry (ZCH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOS47 doc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.
PAV33 Ing. Jan Pavelka, ING.PAED.IGIP
RIT37 doc. Ing. Michal Ritz, Ph.D.
SKU37 Ing. Radim Škuta, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To acquaint students to the basic concepts of general chemistry, their significance and their mutual laws. Students will learn how the periodic table of elements and be able to estimate the basic properties of elements based on their positions in the periodic system of elements (PSE).

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. Silikates. Metals, basic principles of production, properties and utilization of technically important metals and their compounds.

Compulsory literature:

LANGOVÁ, Š. and J. LEŠKOVÁ. Basic chemistry. Ostrava: ES VŠB - TU Ostrava, 2005. ISBN 80-248-0988-5.

Recommended literature:

CHANG, R. Chemistry. 8th, New York, 2005.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

During the semester, the students write two tests, KT1 and KT2.


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Chemistry and its importance. Matter and its properties. Chemical formulas and equations. 2. Basic chemical concepts and quantities​​. Of substance systems - classification. Composition of substance systems . A solutions. 3. The construction the atom. The atomic nucleus, electron shell. The valence electrons. Periodic system of elements. 4. The chemical bond. Basic types of bonds, covalent and coordinate covalent bond. Intermolecular binding interaction. 5. Aggregation states of substances. Latent transformation, latent heat. Structural types of substances. 6. Chemical reactions - Classification. Energy changes during the course of a chemical reaction. The kinetics of chemical reactions. Chemical equilibrium and its influence. 7. The ionic balance. The electrolytic dissociation. The ionic equation. Acids, bases and salts. Hydrolysis. Exponent pH. 8. An electrochemical processes. Oxidatively - reduction reactions. Standard electrode potentials. Electrochemical voltage range of metals. Galvanic cells. Electrolysis. 9. Basic elements and their compounds: hydrogen, oxygen, water, oxides. Noble gases - characteristics, applications. 10. Significant nonmetals - halogens, sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorus. Properties, uses important compounds. 11. Carbon. Inorganic carbon compounds. 12. Silicon, silicates. The technical silicate materials, glass. 13. Metals - basic principles of their production. Block s - elements: alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, properties of the compound. 14. Block d - elements: characteristic of elements technically important the transition metals. Block f - elements: lanthanides, actinides.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  20 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 80% attendance at seminars.

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Assessment of instruction

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2019/2020 Winter