General and Inorganic Chemistry

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Course Unit Code617-2018/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 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.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
- Acquirement of the basic terms in the field of the atomic structure and chemical bonding
- Knowledge of the relationship between the properties of elements and periodicity of the electron shell build-up
- Knowledge of the patterns of the chemical reactions course
- Arrangement and enumeration of chemical equations, performing stoichiometric calculations
- Knowledge of the properties and application of the most important elements and their compounds
- Basic operations in the laboratory, preparation of inorganic compounds
Course Contents
1. Chemical nomenclature. Basic terms. Calculation of the mixture composition. Atom structure.
2. Stoichiometric calculations. Mass balance of the simple system. Electron configuration. Chemical bonding.
3. Periodic table patterns. States of matter. Phase diagram of one-component system. Ideal gas laws.
4. Chemical reactions. Chemical kinetics.
5. Energetic changes at chemical reactions. Chemical equilibrium.
6. Acid-base reactions in solutions and melts. Oxidation-reduction reactions.
7. Electrochemical series of potentials. Galvanic cells. Electrolysis.
8. Properties and production of metals. Corrosion. Hydrogen and oxygen depolarisation
9. Hydrogen, oxygen, water.
10. s1 and s2 elements – general properties. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium.
11. p1, p2, p3 elements - general properties. Aluminium, carbon, silica, tin, lead, nitrogen, phosphorus.
12. p4, p5, p6 elements - general properties. Sulphur, fluorine, chlorine.
13. d elements. Transition metals complexes, structure, bonding, spectroscopic and magnetic properties. Coordination equilibria and reaction mechanisms.
14. Titanium, zirconium, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, iron, zinc, mercury, copper, silver, gold.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
LANGOVÁ, Šárka, Jana LEŠKOVÁ. Basic chemistry. Ostrava: VŠB TUO, HGF, 2005. ISBN 80-248-0988-5
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.

LEŠKO, Juraj, Jan TRŽIL a Roman ŠTARHA. Anorganická chemie. Ostrava: VŠB TUO, Katedra chemie, 2000. ISBN 80-7078-692-2.
Recommended Reading:
GREENWOOD, Norman. N. a Alan EARNSHAW. Chemie prvků. Praha: Informatorium, 1993. ISBN 80-85427-38-9.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
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 18
        ExaminationExamination70 40