ECTS credits: 4
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Introduce the students to the chemistry of inorganic and organic compounds.

Course contents:

Introduction. Matter and energy. International System of Units. Measurement. Physical and chemical properties of substances. Types of substances. Chemical elements. Chemical units. Laws of chemical compounding by mass and volume. Periodic system of elements. Avogadro's law. Atomic mass. Relative atomic and molecular mass. Mole. Chemical reactions. Chemical equations. Inorganic and organic compounds. Fundamental nomenclature. Properties of gases, liquids and solids. Solution properties. Properties of elements H, C, N and O. Structure of molecules. Types of chemical bonds. Ionic bond. Covalent bond. Delocalised electron systems. Metal bond. Complex compounds. Intermolecular bonds. Fundamentals of organic chemistry and fuels.


Gained fundamental knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry, with a focus on types of substances, chemical laws, essentials of chemical calculus, properties and characteristics of chemical bonds. Competence for further following of specialist course curricula upgraded on chemistry.

Learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes: Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Determine the significance of basic chemical reactions and the properties of chemical elements. 2. Connect the patterns and effects of the chemical changes of substances using information from different sources. 3. Connect basic knowledge of chemistry with everyday life. 4. Outline the advantages of intermolecular bonding. 5. Present the types of chemical bonds. 6. Analyse delocalised electron systems in group work. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of aircraft maintenance: -Complete operating manuals based on the analysis of aviation regulations relating to aircraft maintenance, airworthiness and operating requirements. -Apply the concept of a quality system in an airline company or an aircraft maintenance organisation. -Distinguish single parts of and aircraft in relation to the physical laws of flying and functioning of aircraft systems. -Calculate the necessary minimum of spare parts and materials in the warehouse for aircraft maintenance. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of motor vehicle maintenance: - Explain the impact of harmful motor vehicle emissions on people, the environment and protective measures. - Analyse the causes and effects of vehicle malfunctions. - Recognise the need for lifelong learning and using broader literature in motor vehicle maintenance.