After completion of the course the student has sufficient understanding of the most important concepts and phenomena in chemistry – as well as the concepts of physics needed to support them – and is thus able to solve relevant problems in his own study field, to apply this understanding as a necessary basis in later studies and to utilize it in future professional tasks.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1
Fundamentals of Chemistry 2
1. Real gases: combustion, emissions, simple material balances
2. Thermochemistry: effect of process conditions on reaction heats
3. Deepening of the concept of reaction equilibrium and its applications:
- how to assess, whether a reaction is spontaneous or not
- buffer solutions
- and so on
4. Phases, phase equilibria, phase diagrams.
5. Basics of reaction kinetics
6. Introduction to surface and colloid chemistry.
7. Basics of electrochemistry.
The student is able to define and describe the concepts and phenomena included in the course in a qualitative way and to compute straightforward problems.
The student is able to understand and define or describe the concepts and phenomena discussed in the course in his own words; he also knows how to explain the origin and meaning of related equations and to critically evaluate the solutions obtained when solving related chemical problems.
The student is able to characterize and model phenomena discussed in the course on the basis of reasonable assumptions, as well as to analyze, evaluate and modify solutions for related chemical problems and the underlying model when needed.