Course: History of Chemistry

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Course title History of Chemistry
Course code KFCH/C856
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Bulánek Roman, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. week: Oldest chemical skills: pigments, ceramics, production of glass, alcohols, cosmetics, gunpower, greek fire 2. week: metal process ? metalurgy, myth as oldest conception of nature ? birth of metal, refining of metal - cupellation, cementation, 3. week: Ancient alchemy ? Egypt, Leiden X, ancient China, antiquity 4. week: Europe medieval alchemy - Theophilus, Albert Magnus, Arnald, Lully, Bacon, Agricola, Eckert, Meier, Stolcius 5. week: Pass between alchemy and chemistry ? pneumochemistry - van Helmont. A.-L. Lavoisier, J. Becher ? discovery of phosphorus, Boyle, Newton, Glaser Lemery 6. week: Discovery of basic chemical rules 7. week: history of discovery of chemical elements, periodic table 8. week: Concept of structure of matter in the time ? Aristoteles, Democritos, Boyle, Curie-Sklodowska, Curie, Fermi, Hahn, Soddy, Thomson, Rutherford, Planck, Bohr, de Broglie, Dirac, Heisenberg, Schrodinger. 9. week: Development of inorganic chemistry 10. week: Development of organic chemistry and biochemistry 11. week: development of physical and theoretical chemistry 12. week: Brief summary of development of industrial chemistry ? I 13. week: Brief summary of development of industrial chemistry ? II 14. week: History of chemistry in Pardubice

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Aim of course is enhance and improve knowledge of students on history of chemistry and chemical skills.
Student will obtain overview about history of chemistry and chemical skills of old civilizations and history of individual branches of chemistry.
Prerequisites
Student must evidence basic knowledge of chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

The exam is in the form of written semestral thesis on given topics.
Recommended literature
  • Hermann Schreiber. Dějiny Alchymie. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7243-388-9.
  • Jaroslav Zýka, Vladimír Karpenko. Prvky očima minulosti. Praha, 1984. ISBN 24-102-84.
  • J.R. Partington. A history of chemistry I-IV. Toronto, 1961.
  • kolektiv. Vývoj chemického průmyslu v Československu 1918-1990. Praha, 2000. ISBN 80-7080-388-6.
  • Mircea Eliade. kováři a alchymisté. Praha, 2000. ISBN 80-7203-320-4.
  • Peter Marshall. Magický kruh Rudolfa II. Brno, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7381-238-6.
  • Petr Vágner. Theatrum Chemicum. Praha, 1995. ISBN 80-7185-027-6.
  • Vladimír Karpenko. Alchymie nauka mezi snem a skutečností. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-80200-1491-7.
  • Vladimír Karpenko. Alchymie svět pohádek a legend. Praha, 2008. ISBN 978-80-200-1579-2.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter