Course detail

Progresses in physical chemistry

FCH-DCA_PFDAcad. year: 2020/2021

Selected chapters from advanced physical chemistry, primarily focused on the issue of students' dissertations.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By the study of chosen topics from Physical chemistry the students obtain the required knowledge, which they will apply by the elaboration of diploma thesis.


Basic knowledge of chemical termodynamics, chemical kinetics, elektrochemistry and science on structure of matter. Knowledge of english language, enabling the study of chemical literature.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ATKINS, P., DE PAULA, J. Fyzikální chemie. Praha: VŠCHT, 2013. (CS)
ATKINS, P., DE PAULA, J.Atkins' Physical Chemistry. 9th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of individual consultation. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The evaluation is performed by the gurantee, where the quality of the presentation with respect to the scientific and formal level, as well as the quality of student´s answers within discussion is taken into account.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Selected chapters from advanced physical chemistry preferably directly related to subject of dissertation theses of enrolled students:
Thermodynamics of mixtures, particularly solutions including micellar or macromolecular solutions.
Principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
Electrical properties of molecules, interactions between molecules.
Kinetics of complex reactions, processes in plasma.
Theoretical aspects of chemical kinetics.
Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.


The goal of the subject: Based on the study of recommended literature and consecutive presentation in the form of lecture, the Ph.D.student should prove that he understands the basic principles of physico-chemical phenomena connected with the elaboration of diploma thesis.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DPCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DPCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory

  • Programme DKCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DKCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory