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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Physical Chemistry for International Students II - MC260P133
Title: Physical Chemistry for International Students II
Czech title: Fyzikální chemie pro mezinárodní studenty II
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry (31-260)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Peter Košovan, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Peter Košovan, Ph.D.
Michal Mazur, Ph.D.
Ing. Lucie Nová, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Obšil, Ph.D.
Ing. Jan Přech, Ph.D.
Mgr. Mariya Shamzhy, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Miroslav Štěpánek, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Peter Košovan, Ph.D. (27.10.2020)
The course consists of lectures by academic staff members from the department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry (2*45min per weeek, 2 semesters), combined with problem solving classes (1*45min per week).

The course comprises the bachelor and master curriculum of Physical Chemistry in a more condensed form. The target audience are international master students within the Erasmus programme, and PhD students whose background is not Physical Chemistry (Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.). Czech students are also welcome to attend the course.

In the time of covid-19 restrictions, the lectures will be recorded and the recordings will be made available to students via google drive. There will be regular online meetings via google meet to discuss the lectures and assignments.
Literature -
Last update: RNDr. Peter Košovan, Ph.D. (11.03.2019)

P.W. Atkins, J. de Paula: Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 8th Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, (2006)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: RNDr. Peter Košovan, Ph.D. (13.10.2020)

The course is accomplished by an oral exam, format of which resembles the state exams: A committe of several teachers interactively asks questions that the student is supposed to answer.

The problem solving part is accomplished by handing in a written solution to one of the problems, and presenting this solution before the class. The teacher may refuse to accept the solution if it is incorrect, or if its quality is evaluated as insufficient.

In the time of covid-19 restrictions it is possible to take the exam by means of a videoconference.

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Peter Košovan, Ph.D. (11.03.2019)
  1. Molecular spectroscopy 1: rotational and vibrational spectra
  2. Molecular spectroscopy 2: electronic transitions
  3. Molecular spectroscopy 3: magnetic resonance
  4. Statistical thermodynamics 1: the concepts
  5. Statistical thermodynamics 2: applications
  6. Molecular interactions
  7. Materials 1: macromolecules and aggregates
  8. Materials 2: the solid state
  9. Change
  10. Molecules in motion
  11. The rates of chemical reactions
  12. The kinetics of complex reactions
  13. Molecular reaction dynamics
  14. Processes at solid surfaces
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