Course: General and Physical Chemistry for Chemists

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Course title General and Physical Chemistry for Chemists
Course code UCH/CV104
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Klementová Šárka, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Content of lectures: The lectures are focused on fundamental information about the following topics: - some basic deffinitiones (substance and mixtures, physical and chemical properties, units of measurements atc.), - basic concepts of atoms, molecules, ions, - molecular structure and modern theories of covalent bonding, - intermolecular forces, their effect in biological systems, - physical and chemical properties of substances, colligative properties, phase diagrams, - interaction of electromagnetic radiation with molecules, methods based on these interaction (UV, VIS, IR, NMR, MRI, CT, PET, fluorescence methods) - thermodynamics (chemical equilibrium, spontaneus processes, changes of state functions), - acid-base equlibia, buffer solutions, - electrochemistry, spontaneity of redox reactions, potentiometry, conductometric - chemical kinetics (rate laws, relation between reactant concentration and time, temperature dependence of rate constants, reaction mechanisms, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, enzyme catalysis, - colloids - optical and kinetic properties, - properties of membranes, Donnan potentials, - selected separation methods (chromatography, electrophoresis) Content of seminar: Excercises (calculations, derivations) related to the theory in lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
  • Class attendance - 66 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 35 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 75 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course of general and physical chemistry for chemists illustrates the basic principles and concepts at a level that can be understood by a chemistry students in their first year of study.
Students understand principles of general chemisry and fundamentals of physical chemistry. Students are able to apply the principles to solution of simple problems (calculation, derivation). Students understand usage of basic physicochemical principles in selected experimental techniques used in biological and medical applications Students are able to apply the theoretical knowledge on solution of practical problems (calculations, derivations).
Compulsory prerequisite: either UMB 010 or UMB 565.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

To pass the examination, students must obtain at least 50 % of points in each part (theory + calculations) of a combined (written + oral) examination test. Outline of the principle facts in the individual topics is to be found on MOODLE.
Recommended literature
  • Chang R: Chemistry (2008). (accessed October 2017).
  • J. Crowe, T. Bradshaw, P. Monk:. Chemistry for the Bioscience. Oxford Univ. Press, 2006..
  • M.Kodíček, V.Karpenko:. Biofyzikální chemie, Academia, 2000..
  • P.Atkins, J. de Paula:. Elements of Physical Chemistry, Oxford Univ. Press, 2005..

Study plans that include the course
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