Course: Physical Chemistry Practicals

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Course title Physical Chemistry Practicals
Course code KFC/FCC
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Janeček Michal, Bc.
  • Zelný Matúš, Mgr.
  • Perman Jason, Ph.D.
  • Wang Yu, Ph.D.
  • Gawande Manoj Bhanudas, Mgr. PhD.
  • Kalytchuk Sergii, Ph.D.
  • Štěpánková Sandra, Mgr.
  • Škopíková Iveta, Mgr.
  • Zajíček Petr, Mgr.
  • Kasibhatta Kumara Ramanatha Datta, Ph.D.
  • Rathi Anuj K., Ph.D.
  • Ugolotti Juri, Ph.D.
  • Zoppellaro Giorgio, Dr.
  • Nevěčná Taťjana, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Hrbáč Jan, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Prucek Robert, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Otyepková Eva, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Panáček Aleš, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Jakubec Petr, Mgr. PhD.
  • Suchomel Petr, Mgr.
  • Kilianová Martina, Mgr.
  • Kvítek Libor, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Opletalová Ariana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vlček Jakub, Mgr.
  • Králová Radka, Mgr.
  • Kolařík Jan, Mgr.
  • Smékalová Monika, Mgr.
  • Slovák Petr, Mgr.
  • Karlíková Martina, Mgr.
  • balzerová Anna, Mgr.
  • Blahová prudilová Barbora, Mgr.
  • Chaloupková Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Pykal Martin, Mgr.
Course content
Lab focuses on the practical application of basic principles of physical chemistry. Individual tasks are designed so that in practice as far as practicable, be equally represented in the most important areas of physical chemistry in accordance with the contents of lectures Physical Chemistry - Physical Chemistry 1 and 2, respectively lecture Fundamentals of general and physical chemistry. 1. Simplified Verification of the Law Boyle-Mariotte 2. Calorimetric determination 3. Enthalpiometric analysis 4. Cryoscopic determination of molecular weight of organic compounds. 5.Viscosity. Temperature Dependance of Viscosity and determination of Polymer Viscosity . 6. Determination of surface tension 7. Refractometry of miscible binary system 8. Construction of liquid-vapor temperature-composition phase diagram for miscible binary system 9.Ternary phase diagram construction. 10.Construction of izobaric phase diagram of limited miscible binary liquid system. 11. Determination of Nernst partition coefficient in system water - organic solvent. 12. Solid-liquid Equilibrium in a binary system. 13. Adsorption of organic compound on activated carbon. 14. Spectrophotometry Determination of molar absorption coefficientt 15. Spektrophotometry determination of equilibrium constant of organic indicator. 16. Conductivity of electrolyte, dissociation constant of organic acid. 17. Potentiometric measurement of pH. 18. Potentiometric determination of equilibrium constant of weak electrolyte. 19. Potentiometric determination of buffer capacity 20. Thermodynamics of an Electrochemical Cell 21. Reversible Electrodes 21. A) Electrodes of the first kind - Determination of solubility 21. B) Electrode of the second Kind- Determination of the standard potential of the Argentochloride Electrode 21. C) Redox electrode - Chinhydrone Electrode 22. Ion selective Electrodes 23. Electrolysis 24. Polarography 24. A)Polarography of Tl+ IONS, Determination of the Halfwave potential of Zn2+ a Mn2+ ions 24. B) Determination of the Limiting diffusion current (Ilkovic equation) for Zn2+ ions 25.A) Conductometric determination of reaction rate constant of acetoanhydride hydration 25. B) Polarimetric study of reaction kinetics of sucrose inversion. Concentration dependence of optical activity 26. Spectrophotometry determination of reaction rate constant 27. Kinetics and activation parameters of first-order reaction. 28. Determination of reaction order. 29. Acidimetric determination of rate constant and activation energy of ester saponification.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Demonstration, Laboratory Work
  • Attendace - 120 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The laboratory practicals are aimed at fundamental knowledge in physical chemistry.
Ability to apply and practice fundamental procedures and methods inphysical chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of Activities ( Technical works)

1. Active participation at ALL of the practice sessions (100% attendance) 2. Laboratory report elaborated and handed in according to the given requirements The students of 1407R001 Applied Chemistry, 1407R003 Ecochemistry, 1407R015 Management in Chemistry will perform according to lecturer's assignment one to two laboratory exercises in English, including and report. Manuals in English are available at the Department web site.
Recommended literature
  • Atkins, P. (1998). Physical Chemistry. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Brdička R., Dvořák J. (1977). Základy fysikální chemie. Academia Praha.
  • Halpern, A. M. (2006). Experimental Physical Chemistry. Freeman and Company, NY, USA.
  • Halpern, A. M. (1997). Experimental Physical Chemistry. Prentice Hall, Inc., Upper Side River, NJ.
  • Hrbáč, J., Kvítek, L., Nevěčná, T. (2013). Cvičení z fyzikální chemie. VUP Olomouc.
  • Lapčík, L. a kol. (2000). Fyzikální chemie II. Praktikum. VUT Brno.
  • Moore, W. J. (1981). Fyzikální chemie. SNTL Praha.
  • Nevěčná, T. a kol. (1996). Cvičení z fyzikální chemie I. UP Olomouc.

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