Course Details

Theoretical fundamentals of silicates technology

Academic Year 2024/25

DJB048 course is part of 4 study plans

DKA-M Summer Semester 1st year

DPA-M Summer Semester 1st year

DKC-M Summer Semester 1st year

DPC-M Summer Semester 1st year

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Language of instruction



8 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment


Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 3 hours/week, elective


1. Chemical equilibria, the Guldberg-Waag Law, systems outside of equilibrium, reaction isotherm. 2. State behaviour of liquids, surface effects, cohesion pressure, transport processes in liquids. 3. Phase equilibria, one component system, Gibbs Law of phases, system with two components. 4. Heterogeneous one-, two- and more-components systems, solubility of gases in liquids. 5. The systems: solid phase-gas, solid phase-liquid phase, ternary systems. 6. Electrochemistry, Faradays Laws, molar conductivity of weak and strong electrolytes, the Wheatstone´s bridge, dissociation and hydrolysis, ionic product of water, galvanic elements. 7. Disperse systems, division, basic physical properties, coagulation, zeta-potential. 8. Reaction kinetics, order and molecularity of reaction, reactions of 1st, 2nd, and higher orders, catalysts. 9. Structure of silicates, Pauling´s principles, basic structural arrangement. 10. Clay minerals, structural arrangement. Classification of clay minerals, water bond in clay minerals. 11. Structure and the properties of silicate melt. Melt crystallisation, the structure of glass.Heterogeneous equilibria in silicate systems, reactions in solid state.