9360-0238/01 – Special chapters from solid state chemistry (CHPL)

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Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jonáš Tokarský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jonáš Tokarský, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
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TOK006 doc. Ing. Jonáš Tokarský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able to classify solids according to binding and structural criteria, describe the crystal structure using symmetry elements and operations of symmetry, determine Miller indices and interplanar distances, classify silicates and phyllosilicates, demonstrate the influence of composition and structure of silicates on properties, discuss the practical use of phyllosilicates.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The aim of the course is to provide a deeper insight into the composition and structure of silicates. After the first, more general part, focused on the basic classification of solids, types of crystalline structures and approaches to their description, the student will be acquainted with the problems of chemical bonds in silicates, with the crystallochemical classification of silicate polyhedra and silicates, and with the relationship between structure and chemical properties of silicates. Special attention will be paid to phyllosilicates and their individual groups, not only from the structural-chemical point of view, but also the possibilities of practical use of phyllosilicates will be discussed.

Compulsory literature:

LIEBAU, F. Structural Chemistry of Silicates – Structure, Bonding, and Classification. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo: Springer, 1985. ISBN: 3-540-13747-5 WEISS, Z. a KUŽVART M. Clay minerals, their nanostructure and utilization. 1st ed. Prague: Karolinum, 2005 WEST, A.R. Solid state chemistry and its applications. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley, 2014, 556 p. ISBN 978-1-119-94294-8

Recommended literature:

GRIFFEN, D.T. Silicate Crystal Chemistry. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0-19-504442-8

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The study results are verified by exam (passing score is > 50 %).


Other requirements

No additional requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Classification of solids; crystals, types of bonds, arrangement. Unit cell, lattice types, Miller indices, interplanar distance. Symmetry; elements and operations of symmetry compatible with translational periodicity. Chemical bonds in silicates. Crystalochemical classification of silicate polyhedra and silicates. Relationship between structure and chemical properties of silicates. Types of phyllosilicates, groups of planar phyllosilicates. Practical use of phyllosilicates.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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