Course: Current chemistry 2015

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Course title Current chemistry 2015
Course code KFC/CHSX5
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hobza Pavel, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
They are focused on four basic parts of chemistry which are not involved in compulsory and other lectures, but which form integral and complex parts. They are important for the current applied chemistry and because of their interdisciplinary nature they are often neglected in the chemistry programmes. The course includes: 1. Interfial chemistry (new materials, industry, household chemistry) 2. Nanochemistry (chemical synthesis, catalysis, biochemistry, biophysics, and environmental protection). 3. Reactivity and properties of radicals and excited states (chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, medicine). 4. Topochemical reactions (physical chemistry). History background focuses on showing the students that what they know might not have been discovered as they might think upon their experience with chemistry. The main aim is to point out that the nature of all the disciplines is interdisciplinary and further, that their use is important for the present and future. The topics have been chosen as to be supplementary to other lectures on chemistry and show interlinks with other study programmes. The lectures are not designated only for chemistry students, but for biology, physics, and biochemistry students as well. The course includes lecturing by prominent Czech chemists.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 90 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The lectures are concerned with a possible development of chemical disciplines expected in the future decades.
ability to explain the historic background of contemporary chemistry, estimate the future prospect in selected fields of chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Students sitting the examinations should be able to discuss two chosen questions.
Recommended literature
  • Hiementz P.C. (1986). Principles of colloid and surface chemistry. Marcel Dekker.
  • Lasovský J. (2001). Světlo a hmota z pohledu chemie. Mikroskripta UP Olomouc.
  • Mollin J. (1988). Heterogenní systémy. skripta UP Olomouc.
  • Moore W. J. (1979). Fyzikální chemie. SNTL, Praha.
  • Vold R. D., Vold M. J. (1983). Colloid and Interface Chemistry. Reading, Massachusets.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Analytical Chemistry (2015) Chemistry courses - Summer
Faculty of Science Chemistry (1) Chemistry courses - Summer
Faculty of Science Chemistry More Subjects Studium (1) Chemistry courses - Summer