Course detail


FSI-1CHAcad. year: 2017/2018

The aim of the course is focused on increasing the knowladge of general, physical, inorganical and organical chemistry for understanding connection between structure and character of matters together with groung of the theory of chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and electrochemistry, important chemical productions and raw material treatment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of general, inorganic and organic chemistry for consequent training in material science and other scientific disciplines.


Basic knowledge of chemistry in the range of secondary technical school.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

J.E.Bredy,J.R.Holum: Chemistry. The Study of Matter and Its Changes, , 0
Brandštetr J. a kol.: Chemie-pro studium na FS VUT, , 0
Jiří Vacík a kol.: Přehled středoškolské chemie, , 0
L.Kosina, V.Šrámek: Chemie, , 0
P.Silný, B.Brestenská: Prehlad chémie, Vol.1.,2., , 0
L.Kosina, V.Šrámek: Chemické výpočty a reakce, , 0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Writing examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Matter and energy. Elements and compounds. The laws of chemical changes.
Composition and structure of chemical compounds: atoms, molecules and ions.
Chemical reactions: stoichiometry and chemical kinetics.
Energy and thermochemistry. Thermodynamics.
State of matter: gases, liquids, solids.
Dispersion systems. Solutions.
Electrochemistry. Galvanic cells. Corrosion.
Selected chapter of anorganic chemistry: nonmetals, metals. Important chemical productions.
Properties, production and usage of metals.
Selected chapter of organic chemistry.
Production, properties and usage of plastics and composite materials.
Chemistry and environment.


Basic knowledge in the field of chemical science for its utilization and development in material science, process engineering and other science specializations.

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

Attendance at lectures is recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch B-FIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-S1R , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory
    branch B-STI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch B-KSB , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory