Brief description of the course
Dealing with the elements in conformity with the IUPAC system (groups 1-18) on the basis of filling electron subshells (s-, p-, d- and f-elements). Treatment of the elements within the bounds of the Periodic System (main groups): characterisation of groups, the individual elements, their chemical properties and compounds, technological aspects and utilisation, biological function, etc. General requirements, equipment and methods for laboratory work. Practical tasks: the determination of atomic and molar masses, the velocity and equilibrium of chemical reactions, solution chemistry and electrochemistry.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- Is able to characterize the main group elements generally on the group level;
- Can differentiate the elements within the range of group on the basis of their chemical specificity;
- Is able to use the knowledge obtained in scientific research;
- has knowledge and skills for lab work.