9360-0103/06 – Physical chemistry (CH-F)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jana Seidlerová, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jana Seidlerová, CSc.
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
SEI40 prof. Ing. Jana Seidlerová, CSc.
TOK006 doc. Ing. Jonáš Tokarský, 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

Student who completed the course can define and characterize the physical chemistry as a scientific discipline, knows all the fundamental physical-chemical laws. Student gains knowledge in description of the chemical processes from the point of view of thermodynamics and kinetics and is able to apply this knowledge in the solution of particular given chemical processes.

Teaching methods

Project work


The subject is focused on teaching the fundamentals of physical chemistry students are going to expand on in following courses – e.g. Analytical Chemistry, Introduction to Quantum Physic and Chemistry and subjects focused to methods of the of Nanomaterials preparation. The course is going to provide knowledge on chemical thermodynamics, non-electrolyte and electrolyte system equilibriums, and equilibriums of homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions. The second part of the course is focused on the description of the kinetics and theories chemical reactions mechanisms.

Compulsory literature:

ATKINS, P., W., Paula, J.: Atkin´s Physical Chemistry. Oxford UP 2003, ISBN 0198792859. Kuhn, H., Forsterling, H.D., Waldeck, D. H., Principles of physical chemistry, Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2009. ISBN: 9780470089644 (cd), 0470089644 (cd). Elliott, J., Physical chemistry - Workbooks in chemistry, Oxford University Press, E. Pageth (Editor) 2017. ISBN: 978-0-19-872949-5.

Recommended literature:

BALL, D., W. Physical Chemistry, Benjam. Cumm., 2005. ISBN 0534266584.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written an oral.


Other requirements

Student calculates seminar working with practical using of thermochemistry.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction, the Physical Chemistry as a science discipline, the basic concepts and definitions. 2. Macroscopic form of matter, relation between macroscopic and molecular properties of materials. 3. Basic electrical, magnetic and optical properties of molecules and their description. 4. Molecular interactions between molecules, attractive and repulsive interactions, their quantification. Systems without a chemical changes. Phase of the matter. 5. Systems with a chemical changes. The chemical thermodynamics, basic thermo chemical laws and their applications. Applications of thermodynamic potential to chemical reactions. 6. Chemical equilibrium in non-electrolyte systems, chemical equilibrium conditions, equilibrium composition calculation for homogeneous and heterogeneous processes. 7. Equilibrium electrochemistry. Electrolyte solutions, electrolyte conductance theory, strong electrolyte theory. 8. Electrochemical cells, electrochemical potential, basic types of electrodes and galvanic cells. Practical applications of standard potentials and galvanic cells. The electrode processes. 9. Equilibriums at solid surface, basic equilibrium relations on gas phase interface - flush and gas - liquid and liquid-solid. The Gibbs adsorption isotherm. The adsorption models of isotherms. 10. Chemical kinetics, basic terms, formal kinetic equations of basic and complex chemical reactions. 11. Description of the mechanism of chemical reactions, Collision reaction theory, Collision rates in gases. Reaction rate in liquid. 12. The Activated complex theory. Thermodynamic aspects. Comparison of the theory of precipitation and theory of absolute reaction velocities. 13. Kinetics of heterogeneous reactions, description. Speed determining step. Theory of catalysis. Autocatalysis, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. 14. Experimental methods of chemical kinetics. Methods of measuring reaction velocity, determination of reaction order and velocity constants.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  21
        Examination Examination 60  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Participation in seminars (80%) and passing all tests at specified dates.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0719A270001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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