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Physical Chemistry II (b) - MC260P02M
Title: Fyzikální chemie II (b)
Czech title: Fyzikální chemie II (b)
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry (31-260)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Kateřina Ušelová, Ph.D.
Co-requisite : MC260P01M
Is co-requisite for: MC260C02M
Is pre-requisite for: MC260C45M
In complex pre-requisite: MC260C45N, MC260C46
Is complex co-requisite for: MC260C47
Annotation -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Iva Zusková, CSc. (08.05.2012)
Physical chemistry II (b) is a continuation of Physical chemistry I(b) (MC260P01M). It is aimed at electrochemistry, the kinetic theory of gases and chemical kinetics. Some complicated parts as the theory of strong electrolytes are considered in phenomenological way.

Lectures are accompanied by exercises.
Literature -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Iva Zusková, CSc. (24.10.2019)

P.W. Atkins: Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press

Syllabus -
Last update: ZUSKOVA (19.06.2003)


Strong electrolytes (activity coefficient, Debye-Hückel theory, the solubility product). Weak electrolytes (acid-base equilibria, buffers, acid-base titration and indicators, ampholytes). Transport of ions in electric field (conductivity, mobility, transport numbers). Galvanic cells and electrodes (Nernst equation, varieties of electrodes, potentiometry). Polarisation of electrodes and polarography.


Maxwell distribution of speeds and energies, collisions with wall, the rate of effusion, intermolecular collisions, transport properties.


Rate law of elementary and simultaneous (parallel, opposite, consecutive) reactions. Rate of reaction theories (Arrhenius theory, collision theory, the Lindemann mechanism of unimolecular reactions, activated complex theory). Catalysis, kinetic salt effect, chain reaction, photochemical reaction.

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