529-0030-00L  Laboratory Course: Elementary Chemical Techniques

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersN. Kobert, M. Morbidelli, M. H. Schroth, B. Wehrli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


529-0030-00 PPraktikum Chemie
vorwiegend BSc UWIS: Kurs 1
vorwiegend BSc ERD, AGR, LM: Kurs 2
6 hrs
15.01. - 02.02.08:15-10:00CHN D 42 »
08:15-10:00CHN D 44 »
08:15-10:00CHN D 46 »
15.01. - 29.01.08:15-10:00CHN E 46 »
15.01. - 02.02.08:15-10:00CHN G 22 »
13:15-14:00CHN D 42 »
13:15-14:00CHN D 44 »
13:15-14:00CHN D 46 »
13:15-14:00CHN G 22 »
15.01. - 31.01.13:15-15:00CHN D 42 »
13:15-15:00CHN D 44 »
13:15-15:00CHN D 46 »
13:15-15:00CHN G 22 »
17.01.08:00-11:30HIL E 7 »
08:00-11:30HIL E 8 »
17.01. - 31.01.09:15-14:00CHN E 46 »
19.01.12:45-16:30HIL E 7 »
12:45-16:30HIL E 8 »
19.01. - 02.02.13:15-17:00CHN E 46 »
24.01.07:45-11:30HCI J 4 »
07:45-11:30HCI J 6 »
26.01.12:45-16:30HCI J 4 »
12:45-16:30HCI J 6 »
31.01.07:45-11:30HCI J 6 »
08:00-11:30HIL E 7 »
02.02.12:45-16:30HCI J 4 »
12:45-16:30HCI J 6 »
N. Kobert, M. Morbidelli, M. H. Schroth, B. Wehrli

Catalogue data

AbstractThis practical course provides an introduction to elementary laboratory techniques.
The experiments cover a wide range of techniques, including analytical and synthetic techniques (e. g. investigation of soil and water samples or the preparation of simple compunds). Furthermore, the handling of gaseous substances is practised.
ObjectiveThis course is intended to provide an overview of experimental chemical methods.
The handling of chemicals and proper laboratory techniques represent the main
learning targets. Furthermore, the description and recording of laboratory processes is an essential part of this course.
ContentThe classification and analysis of natural and artificial compounds is a key subject of this
course. It provides an introduction to elementary laboratory techniques, and the experiments cover a wide range of analytic and synthetic tasks:
Selected samples (e.g. soil and water) will be analysed with various methods, such as titrations,
spectroscopy or ion chromatography. The chemistry of aqeous solutions (acid-base equilibria and solvatation or precipitation processes) is studied.
The synthesis of simple inorganic complexes or organic molecules is practised.
Furthermore, the preparation and handling of environmentally relevant gaseous species like carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxides is a central subject of the Praktikum.
Lecture notesThe script will be published on the web.
Details will be provided on the first day of the semester.
LiteratureA thorough study of all script materials is requested before the course starts.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersN. Kobert, M. Morbidelli, M. H. Schroth, B. Wehrli
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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