14D006 - Colloid chemistry

Course specification
Course titleColloid chemistry
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
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    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionPhysical chemistryОблик условљености
      The goalStudents acquire basic theoretical knowledge on the colloid systems, the importance of particles of colloid size and on their properties. Students are required to present a research study.
      The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they are capable to understand the physico-chemical fundamental principles of colloidal behavior. Besides, they are (i) capable of choosing a proper experimental technique for required measurements and to process the obtained data, (ii) they acquire comunicational and social skills neccessary for team work, and (iii) they are capable of clearly defining experimental problem, finding methods of solving it and of presenting obtained results.
      Contents of lecturesColloid dispersions, true solutions of macromolecules and association colloids (micelles). Preparation and purification of colloidal systems. Determination of particles size and distribution of sizes of particles. Interactions between colloidal particles. Molecular-kinetic properties of colloidal systems. Optical properties of colloidal systems. Electrical properties of colloidal system. Electrokinetic phenomena. Rheological properties of colloid dispersions and macromolecular solutions. Surface phenomena. Adsorption at interfaces. Langmuir-Blodgett films. Wetting and spreading. Stability and coagulation of colloid dispersions - the DVLO theory. Emulsions and microemulsions. Gels.Foams.
      Contents of exercisesResearch study
      1. S. Voyutsky, Colloid Chemistry, Mir Publishers, Moscow, 1978;
      2. P.C. Hiemenz, Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1977
      3. D.J Show, Introduction to Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2000
      4. J.W. Goodwin, "Colloids and Interfaces with Surfactants and Polymers - An Introduction, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, London, 2004
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teaching
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures5Test paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination50