651-0927/02 – Advanced Physical Chemistry (VKFCH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Physico-Chemical ProcessesCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Bedřich Smetana, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Bedřich Smetana, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DOB30 prof. Ing. Jana Dobrovská, CSc.
SME06 prof. Ing. Bedřich Smetana, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to expand knowledge in the field of multiphase systems, phase equilibria in multicomponent systems, equilibrium in electrochemical processes, thermophysical and thermodynamic behavior of these systems and their subsequent application to selected processes in scientific research and chemical technology practice.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Compulsory literature:

Atkins, P., de Paula, J. Physical Chemistry. 9th Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN-13 978-1-429-21812-2. Lukas, L., L., Fries, S., G., Sundman, B. Computational Thermodynamics. The Calphad Method. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007. ISBN 0521868114. GALLAGHER, P. K. Handbook of thermal analysis and calorimetry: Principles and practice. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2003. ISBN 0-444-82085-X.

Recommended literature:

HUNTER, Robert J. Foundations of colloid science. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, c2001. ISBN 0-19-850502-7. BAGOTSKY, V., S. Fundamentals of Electrochemistry. 2nd edition. Pennington, A John Wiley & Sons, In., 2006. ISBN 13 978-0-471-70058-6. Current articles in scientific journals.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination with written preparation according to the study and examination regulations for study in doctoral study programs; part of the evaluation is the previous submission of a written work on the chosen topic.


Other requirements

Short seminar work on a chosen topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Thermodynamics of unary, binary, ternary and other multicomponent systems in solid, liquid and gas phases. Description using empirical laws and thermodynamic functions. Mixing and additional quantities, thermodynamic functions, conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium. Thermodynamics of solid and liquid solutions of electrolytes and non-electrolytes. Thermodynamic models of solutions. Phase equilibria in unary, binary, ternary and other polycomponent systems with different miscibility of components and their technological applications. Computational thermodynamics in the field of multicomponent multiphase systems. Use of thermal analysis methods in the field of thermo-physical and thermodynamic study of multicomponent multiphase systems. Physical chemistry of phase interfaces, surface and interfacial energy, surface equilibria at the contact of three phases, curved phase interfaces, surface films of insoluble substances on liquids and solids. Electrical properties of phase interfaces, electrical bilayer, electrokinetic potential and electrokinetic phenomena. Physical chemistry of dispersion systems and their classification. Molecular kinetic properties, thermal motion, sedimentation phenomena, membrane equilibria. Optical and mechanical properties of systems. State changes and the importance of dispersion systems. Structure of dispersed particles. Phase dispersion systems, stability of heterogeneous lyophobic systems, preparation methods. Molecular colloids, solutions of high molecular weight electrolytes and non-electrolytes, behavior of macromolecules in solution, selected properties and stability. Micellar colloids. Continuous dispersion systems, gels. The selection of chapters will be made on the basis of the orientation of the doctoral dissertation together with the supervisor.

Conditions for subject completion

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2022/2023 (P0715D130002) Chemical Metallurgy K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0715D130002) Chemical Metallurgy P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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