Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Physical Chemistry II
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
seminar – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
Credits allocated:
Recommended semester:
Biotechnológia – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 4. semester
Chemical Engineering – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 4. semester
Potraviny, výživa, kozmetika – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 4. semester
Automation, Information Engineering and Management in Chemistry and Food Industry – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 4. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Physical Chemistry II course culminates in an exam. The notation is defined by the currently valid study regulations at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Continuous evaluation is performed in the form of short written tests related to the subjects discussed in the seminars. The short tests are given at each seminar (except for the initial seminar). At least 50 % score must be obtained in the short tests as a part of the condition for the participation in the exam. The exam is written and consists of two parts, problem solving and theory. It is possible to get through the problem solving part of the exam during the term by attending two written tests. In the case of passing these tests, the exam consists only of the theoretical part. Participation on the two written tests during the term is optional.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student acquires knowledge of fundamental laws and concepts used to explain and interpret the physico-chemical properties of matter. Students learn the fundamentals of electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and catalysis, colloid chemistry and molecular spectroscopy.
Course contents:
Electrochemistry: conductivity of the electrolyte solutions, thermodynamic properties of ions in solution, equilibrium electrochemistry, electrochemical cells, polarization of electrodes
Chemical kinetics: rate of chemical reaction, kinetics of elementary and complex reactions, factors influencing the rate of chemical reactions, catalysis
Colloid chemistry: colloidal state, types of colloidal systems, surface energy and wetting, capillarity, adsorption
Molecular spectroscopy: Lambert-Beer law, the basic principles of infrared and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, fundamentals of magnetic resonance spectroscopies
Recommended or required reading:
  • ATKINS, P. Fyzikálna chémia. Bratislava: STU Bratislava , 1999. 1014 p. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 1). Prelož. z angl.orig. 6.vydania. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 355 p. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 2a) Zangl.orig.6.vyd. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 204 p. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 2b). Z angl. orig. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 321 p. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 3) Z angl.orig. 6.vyd. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 308 p. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Student's solutions manual for Physical Chemistry. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave FCHPT, 2002. 429 p. ISBN 80-227-1724-X.
  • BISKUPIČ, S. Fyzikálna chémia II. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1998. 334 p. ISBN 80-227-1033-4.
  • BISKUPIČ, S. – KOVAŘÍK, P. Príklady a úlohy z fyzikálnej chémie II. Bratislava: Stu v Bratislave, 1998. 334 p. ISBN 80-227-0852-6.
  • ATKINS, P W. Physical Chemistry + CD-Rom. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. 1014 p. ISBN 0-19269068-X.
  • LISÝ, M. – VALKO, L. Príklady a úlohy z fyzikálnej chémie. Bratislava : Alfa, 1979. 813 p.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Assessed students in total:

A 14.2 %

B 20.5 %

C 34.7 %

D 13.7 %

E 8.4 %

FX 8.5 %

Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Anton Gatial, DrSc.
Last modification:
16. 1. 2018

Department of Physical Chemistry

AIS: 2017/2018  

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