COURSE GOALS: Experimental confirmation of validity of fundamental physico-chemical rules; introduction to physico-chemical measurements, devices, experimental data analysis and interpretation, as well as writing scientific reports.To teach the students the fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative analyses and help them acquire experimental skilfulness.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts in chemistry
1.4. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important chemistry laws and theories
1.5. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic experimental methods, instruments and methods of experimental data processing in physics and chemistry
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.2. describe important aspects of chemical change
2.3. apply stoichiometry
2.4. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. independently search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
After completing the laboratory course student should be able to:
1. independently measure basic physico-chemical properties (pH, conductivity, absorbance, temperature, electromotive force, etc .) using modern instrumentation and classical techniques;
2. collect and interpret the experimental results;
3. apply standard mathematical methods for solving the chemical problems and analysing the experimental results;
4. apply various physico-chemical models for interpretation of experimental results;
5. analyse the experimental results regarding the reproducibility of measurements, sensitivity of measurements and predictable errors;
6. analyse the factors that influence the obtained results.
Conductometry; conductance of strong and weak electrolytes, Kohlrausch law, conductivity measurements
Potentiometry; pH measurements, glass electrode potentiometric titration
Spectrophotometry; UV-Vis spectrophotometers, Beer-Lambertov law
Calorimetry; calorimeters, determination of enthalpy of neutralization
Chemical kinetics; kinetics of decomposition of hydrogen peroxide
Adsorption; adsorption of acetic acid on active carbon
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Thorough preparation for all laboratory exercises, passing the introductory colloquiums, writing laboratory reports.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
On the basis of colloquia held before every laboratory exercise and on the basis of laboratory reports.
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