Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Physical Chemistry Laboratory Practice II
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
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
Chemistry, Medical Chemistry and Chemical Materials – 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:
passed Laboratory of Physical Chemistry I (N421L10_4B) or passed Laboratory of Physical Chemistry I (N421L8_4B) or passed Physical Chemistry Laboratory Practice I (421L2_4B)
Assesment methods:
Tests, oral examination related to practiced topic, preparation of report on measurements. The notation is defined by the currently valid study regulations at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Laboratory practices enable students to gain practical skills from the fundamentals of electrochemical measurements, chemical kinetics and colloid chemistry. They enable the application of knowledge obtained in lectures and seminars from physical chemistry.
Course contents:
1. Electrochemistry (allowance 0/13)
a. Determination of dissociation constant of a weak electrolyte. Transport numbers.
b. Galvanic cells and their thermodynamics.
c. Electrode polarization.

2. Chemical Kinetics (allowance 0/13)
a. First order kinetics. Hydrolysis of ethyl acetate. Hydrolysis of acetanhydride.
b. Hydrolysis of acetanhydride. Determination of activation energy.

3. Colloid Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy (allowance 0/13)
a. Adsorption (Szyszkowski equation, Langmuir isotherm, Freundlich isotherm).
b. UV/VIS spectrometry. Determination of the molar absorption coefficients.

Recommended or required reading:
  • KLEIN, E. Fyzikálna chémia, Praktikum. Bratislava: Nakladateľstvo STU, 2009. 191 p. ISBN 978-80-227-3187-4.
  • ATKINS, P W. Physical Chemistry + CD-Rom. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. 1014 p. ISBN 0-19269068-X.
  • ATKINS, P W. Student's Solutions Manual for Physical Chemistry. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. 429 p. ISBN 0-19-850319-9.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Laboratory Practices from Physical Chemistry II are connected with the subject Physical Chemistry II.
Assessed students in total:

A 72.8 %

B 21.7 %

C 4.2 %

D 0.5 %

E 0 %

FX 0.8 %

Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Erik Klein, PhD.
Last modification:
16. 1. 2018

Department of Physical Chemistry

AIS: 2017/2018  

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