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Course title -
Course code KCH/ACH1C
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šíma Jan, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. The chemical elements, the electronic structure of atoms and periodic trends of valence electron shells. 2. The periodic law and table, vertical, horizontal and diagonal relation and trends. 3. Models and concepts in chemical bonds theory, the VSEPR model. 4. Lewis structures, hybridization of atomic orbitals, stereochemistry of molecules. 5. Model of ionic bond, stability of simple ions, complex ions, ability of polarization and polarizing strength of ions. 6. Model of metal bond, electrode potential, no-bond interaction (hydrogen bond, van der Waals' force, London dispersion interaction). 7. Hydrogen- extra position in the Periodic Table (PT), electronic configuration and bonding possibilities. 8. Hydrides of the elements, water, acids and bases (Arhenius, Bronsted-Lowery, Lewis), hydration (solvation), hydrolysis. 9. Oxygen- position in PT, electronic configuration and bonding possibilities. 10. Peroxides, ozone, acid-base properties of oxides, oxidation-reduction reaction. 11. The motive power of chemical reactions, Enthalpy, Entropy and the Gibbs free energy. 12. The Halogens - position in the periodic table, configuration and binding possibilities. Preparation and industry production of halogens, redox reactions, electrolysis. 13. The hydrogenhalides (HX), halides of the elements, oxides, oxoacids and their salts. 14. The Chalcogens - catenation properties. Sulphan and similar compounds. Chalconides, solubility and ores, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Oxoacides of sulfur and their halogen derivatives.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course I is introduce students into modern conception of inorganic chemistry, arise from general chemistry (based on Plank's Quantum Theory) and concur continuously on organic chemistry. Learning chemistry there is a cumulative process which starts with atomic structure, energy levels, atomic orbitals, etc., continues with periodic law, searching and finding relationships between the behavior of specific substances and general chemical principles. Lecture in details deals with description of structure, properties and reactions of nonmetallic elements like hydrogen, oxygen, halogens, chalcogens and their compounds. The graduates should be able among others construct Lewis' structural formulas simple inorganic substances and deduce their physico-chemical characteristics.
Ability to comunicate with inorganic chemistry workplaces, to understand results; ability to transformate knowledge of inorganic chemistry to the school system; ability to apply knowledge in other chemical and related disciplines.
Secondary school chemistry General chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Combined exam

The knowledge of fundamentals of general and anorganic chemistry.
Recommended literature
  • A. Muck, O.Paleta. Základy chemie ke studiu na VŠCHT. VŠCHT Praha,.
  • G. I. Brown. Úvod do anorganické chemie. SNTL Praha.
  • I. Lukeš, Z. Mička. Anorganická chemie II.
  • J. Gažo. Všeobecná a anorganická chémia. ALFA Bratislava 1974 (slovensky)..
  • N. N. Greenwood, A. Earnshaw. Chemie prvků. Informatorium Praha 1993 (český překlad)..
  • R.Chang. Chemistry. McGraw-Hill, Inc., Boston USA,.
  • V. Flemr, E. Holečková. Úlohy z názvosloví a chemických výpočtů v anorganické chemii. VŠCHT Praha.
  • Z. Mička, I. Lukeš. Anorganická chemie I.

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