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
Process Control – bachelor (full-time, attendance method), 4. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student masters the basics of electrochemistry. He/she can characterize the electrolyte solutions and describe the proceeding processes and equilibria. He/she understands the operation of electrochemical cells, and the basic types of electrodes, used in the laboratory and technical applications. The student comprehends the basics of chemical kinetics, can formulate rate equations, and describe the kinetics of common reactions types. He/she can solve the simple reaction mechanisms. He/she uncovers the principles of catalysis including enzymatic catalysis. He/she will also achieve basic knowledge on additional areas in physical chemistry: colloid chemistry and physical chemistry of surfaces.
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 and adsorption isotherms

Recommended or required reading:
  • ATKINS, P. Fyzikálna chémia. Bratislava: STU Bratislava , 1999. 1014 s. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 1). Prelož. z angl.orig. 6.vydania. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 355 s. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 2a) Zangl.orig.6.vyd. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 2b). Z angl. orig. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 321 s. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Fyzikálna chémia: (Časť 3) Z angl.orig. 6.vyd. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1999. 308 s. ISBN 80-227-1238-8.
  • ATKINS, P W. Student's solutions manual for Physical Chemistry. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave FCHPT, 2002. 429 s. ISBN 80-227-1724-X.
  • BISKUPIČ, S. Fyzikálna chémia II. Bratislava : STU v Bratislave, 1998. 334 s. ISBN 80-227-1033-4.
  • BISKUPIČ, S. – KOVAŘÍK, P. Príklady a úlohy z fyzikálnej chémie II. Bratislava: Stu v Bratislave, 1998. 334 s. ISBN 80-227-0852-6.
  • ATKINS, P W. Physical Chemistry + CD-Rom. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. 1014 s. ISBN 0-19269068-X.
  • LISÝ, M. – VALKO, L. Príklady a úlohy z fyzikálnej chémie. Bratislava : Alfa, 1979. 813 s.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Assessed students in total:

A 15.7 %

B 23.0 %

C 31.5 %

D 18.0 %

E 7.2 %

FX 4.6 %

Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Anton Gatial, DrSc.
Last modification:
15. 7. 2021

Department of Physical Chemistry

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