Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Physical Chemistry Laboratory Practice II
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Class req (2 credits)
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Erik Klein, PhD.
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.
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)
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 s. ISBN 978-80-227-3187-4.
  • ATKINS, P W. Physical Chemistry + CD-Rom. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. 1014 s. ISBN 0-19269068-X.
  • ATKINS, P W. Student's Solutions Manual for Physical Chemistry. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. 429 s. ISBN 0-19-850319-9.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
Laboratory practice.
Assesment methods and criteria:
Classified credit.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
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