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Chemistry I.

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Course Unit Code617-2001/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated7 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
LAN37doc. Ing. Šárka Langová, CSc.
KOS47doc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.
Introduction to general chemistry. The electron shell structure, the periodic table and chemical bonding. Chemical kinetics, equilibrium and energetic changes at the chemical reactions. Acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions. Principles of electrochemistry. Chemistry of coordination compounds.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
• to master the basic terms concerning the atom structure and chemical bonding,
• to search the relationship between the element properties and the periodicity of the electron shell build-up,
• to acquaint with the regularity of the chemical reactions process in term of kinetics and thermodynamics,
• to set up and enumerate chemical equations, to perform the stoichiometric calculations.
Course Contents
1.Basic terms. System composition, amount of substance, electronegativity, oxidation number.
2.Atom structure - atomic nucleus, radioactivity, mononuclear and binuclear reactions.
3.Atom structure – electron shell. Build-up principle, electron configuration.
4.Bonding types. Chemical bonding rise from the point of view of the quantum mechanics. Hybridization and molecule structure.
5.Periodic table. Metallic character, atomic radii, ionization energy, density, melting point.
6.States of matter. Phase diagram of one-component system. Ideal gas laws.
7.Gaseous mixtures. Real gases.
8.Dispersion systems. Solutions, Raoult’s law, Henry’s law. Atomic, metallic, ionic and molecular matters.
9.Classification of chemical reactions. Chemical kinetics. Factors influencing the chemical reaction rate.
10.Energetic changes at the chemical reactions. Internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, Gibbs energy.
11.Chemical equilibrium. The influence of temperature, pressure and concentration on the equilibrium mixture composition.
12.Electrolytic dissociation, ionic equations. Neutralization, precipitation reactions, hydrolysis, displacement of acids and bases.
13.Acid-base reactions. Acidity and basicity scale in aqueous solutions and ionic melts.
14.Oxidation-reduction reactions, electrode potential. Standard reduction potentials.
15.Stability of oxidation states. Frost diagrams.
16.Primary and secondary galvanic cells. Electrolysis of aqueous solutions and melts.
17.Chemistry of coordination compounds. Ligand types.
18.Theory of ligand field.

Computation exercises:
• Chemical nomenclature.
• Basic terms (amount of substance, multicomponent system composition).
• Calculations by the chemical formula.
• Ideal gas laws. Gaseous mixtures.
• Chemical equation and its evaluation.
• Solution preparation.
• Electrolytic dissociation, pH value determination.
• Oxidation-reduction reactions.
• Standard potentials and Frost diagrams.
• Rate of chemical reactions.
• Gibbs energy and equilibrium constant
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
LEŠKO, Juraj, Jan TRŽIL a Jaroslav Ullrych. Obecná chemie. Ostrava: VŠB TUO, Katedra chemie, 1999. ISBN 80-7078-527-6.
TRŽIL, Jan, Jaroslav ULLRYCH a Václav SLOVÁK. Příklady z chemie. Ostrava: VŠB TUO, Katedra chemie, 1995. ISBN 80-7078-252-8.
Recommended Reading:
CHANG, Raymond. Chemistry. 4 th edition. Hightstown, USA, Mc Graw-Hill, 1991. ISBN 0-07-010518-9.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Other activities
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 16
        ExaminationExamination70 21