Stefan Gruber: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Name Dr. Stefan Gruber
Inst. f. Pharmazeutische Wiss.
ETH Zürich, HCI E 388.2
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 68 94
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences

535-1001-00LLaboratory Course General Chemistry (for Biology and Pharmacy) Restricted registration - show details
Information about the practical course will be given on the first day.
6 credits8PS. Gruber, K.‑H. Altmann, J. Hall
AbstractIntroduction to the practical work in a chemistry laboratory. The most important manipulations and techniques are treated, as well as the most fundamental chemical reaction types.
Objective- Knowledge of the basic chemical laboratory methods
- Basic knowledge of the scientific approach in experimenting
- Observation and interpretation of chemical processes
- Keeping of a reliable laboratory journal
Content- Simple chemical working techniques/methods
- Separation techniques
- Physical measurements: mass, volume, pH
- Ionic solids (salts)
- Acid/base chemistry, buffers
- Redox reactions
- Metal complexes
- Titration methods and quantitative spectrometry
- Introduction to qualitative analysis
Lecture notesCourse manual in German (is handed out to the students at the begin of the lessons)
Language: German, English upon request
LiteratureBasic Concepts of Chemistry, International Student Version, 8th Edition, Leo J. Malone, Theodore Dolter

is a suitable textbook.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis practical course causes costs for materials and chemicals. The costs are charged to the students at the end of semester.