Course: Aquatic Chemistry - Introduction

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Course title Aquatic Chemistry - Introduction
Course code KBE/460
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Porcal Petr, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- SI units; Avogadro's constant; atomic and molecular weight; molar and mass concentration; dillution; calibration curve; - state of a system; state function; ideal gas; basics of thermodynamics; 0th and 1st law of thermodynamics; internal energy; heat and work; enthalpy - heat engines; Carnot engine; 2nd law of thermodynamics; enthropy; Helmholtz and Gibbs energies; heat capacities; thermodynamic equlibrium; 3rd law of thermodynamics - thermodynamics of a multicomponent system; chemical potential; phase equlibrium; tripple point - chemical equlibrium; equlibrium constant; pH; equilibria in solution of weak electrolytes - electrochemistry; oxidation reduction processes; determination of pH and pE; electrochemical cells; oxidizing agents; corrosion - chemical kinetics; rates of chemical reaction; temperature dependence of rate constants - dissolved carbonate equilibria; alkalinity and acidity - kinetics of complex formation; coloids; precipitation and dissolution; - adsorption; adsorption isotherm; ion exchange; coagulation - types of water; composition of water; drinking water; sewage - toxicology; polution; poisons; osmotic pressure

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Introduction to physical chemistry, chemical calculations, aquatic chemistry, and toxicology.
Chemical calculation, basic knowledge of physical chemistry
Prerequisites
no special requirements

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Combined exam, Interim evaluation

Attend written tests during the semestr and final test. Elaborate calculation project.
Recommended literature
  • Atkins. Fyzikální chemie.
  • Flemr V., Holečková E. Úlohy z názvosloví a chemických výpočtů v anorganické chemii. Praha.
  • Novák J. Fyzikální chemie. Praha, 2005. ISBN 9788070805596.
  • Pitter P. Hydrochemie.
  • Stum w., Morgan J. Aquatic chemistry.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter