619-0405/02 – Physical Chemistry I (FCHI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Physical Chemistry and Theory of Technological ProcessesCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jana Dobrovská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Ľudovít Dobrovský, CSc., dr.h.c.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
FRA37 Ing. Hana Francová, Ph.D.
KOS37 Ing. Gabriela Kostiuková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to define thermodynamic quantities and thermodynamic laws ­- 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 describe the phase equilibrium in two components systems

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The topic of the subject is chemical thermodynamic (thermodynamic laws, thermodynamic quantities, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium).

Compulsory literature:

Atkins,P.W., Physical Chemistry. Fourth Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. 995 p. Lupis,C.H.P.Chemical Thermodynamics of materials. New York, North-Holland, 1983. 581 p.

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- two calculation exam - active participation in seminars


Další požadavky na studenta

No other activities required.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Physical chemistry, signification. Ideal and real gases. Chemical thermodynamics. Heat capacities, heating and cooling of substances, thermodynamic terms. The first law of thermodynamics, internal energy, enthalpy, variation of the reaction enthalpy with temperature, adiabatic reaction temperature. The work done by ideal gas. The second law of thermodynamics – Carnot heat engine, entropy and its interpretation (temperature and volume dependence, temperature and pressure dependence). Helmholtz and Gibbs free energy, combined formulations of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, Maxwell relations, conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium. Partial molar quantities, chemical potential, activity. Chemical equilibriums, equilibrium constant for homogeneous nad heterogeneous chemical reactions, Van´t Hoff reaction isotherm. The Le Chatelier’s principle. Phase equilibrium - conditions of phase equilibrium. Gibbs phase rule, phase, one-component system, triple point, two-component (binary) system, classification of solutions, ideal and real solutions. Colligative properties of nonelectrolyte solutions – solutions with non-volatile solute. Two-component liquid mixtures (miscible liquids, partially miscible liquids, totally immiscible liquids). Distribution equilibrium, Nernst’s distribution law, extraction.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
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