Course: Physical Chemistry II

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Course title Physical Chemistry II
Course code UCH/114
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 summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Kabeláč Martin, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Basic concepts of chemical kinetics ( chemical reaction stoichiometric equation, the extent of reaction , classification of chemical reactions , the rate of conversion , reaction rate, rate equations , reaction orders, molecularity of the reaction ) Solution of reaction schemes (reactions 1 and 2 of the 0th order , the subsequent reactions , the reaction with reversible step , the principle of a stationary state and limits of its usage , the side reaction , chain reaction , branched chain reactions explosive limits) Experimental methods for determining the order and speed of response (perfectly mixed batch reactor , a tubular plug flow reactor , flow reactor, relaxing methods) Theory of elementary reactions ( Arrhenius equation , the velocity distribution and the distribution of energy of gas molecules , collision theory , the frequency of collisions , activated complex theory , the relationship between the rate constant for the partition function and the equilibrium constant ) Catalysis and inhibition (basic principles , acid-base catalysis , enzyme catalysis , competitive , noncompetitive , anticompetitive inhibition , heterogeneous catalysis , transport processes ( diffusion - Fick's laws , thermal conductivity, viscosity , elementary reactions in solvents, cage effect , salt effects ) reaction of heterogeneous adsorption , Langmuir , Freundlich adsorption isotherm, rate equation heterogeneously catalyzed reactions ) Theory of electrolytes ( electrolytic dissociation , strong and weak electrolytes , activity and activity coefficients , Debye- Hückel theory , solubility , hydrolysis of salts , buffers , amphoteric electrolytes , electrolytic conductivity , its measurement , transference numbers ) Galvanic cells and electrode processes (galvanic cells and thermodynamics , phase potentials , Nernst equation , types of half-cells , standard electrode potentials , diffusion potential , polarization electrodes , overvoltage, corrosion , fuel cells Colloid systems ( types and characteristics of disperse systems , Brownian motion , sedimentation , electrokinetic phenomena ) Content of practicals: in accordance with the lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The extension of knowledge of the students in area of kinetics and theory of electrolytes.
Understanding the principles of chemical kinetics and electrochemistry a their application on solution of chemical problems
Successful pass of General chemistry course

Assessment methods and criteria
successful pass of written and oral part of the exam, 75% attendance of exercises, presentation
Recommended literature
  • Atkins, P. , De Paula , J. Fyzikální chemie. VŠCHtr Praha, 2013.
  • Novák, J. Fyzikální chemie- bakalářský kurs. VŠCHT, Praha, 2008.

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): Chemistry (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer