Laboratory Experiments on Chemistry
FSI-TCHAcad. year: 2017/2018
Laboratory code and safety measures, legislation. Laboratory notes, laboratory equipment. Basic laboratory work - weighing, work with glass, measuring volumes of liquids, preparation and dilution of the solutions. Heating, annealing, cooling, dehydrating, crystallization, filtration, decantation, extraction. Determination of variables - refracting index, melting point, density, pH. Simple tasks - mixture division, substratum cleaning.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Obtaining skills and a practical knowledge of basic operations that are used in the chemical laboratory.
Knowledge of secondary school chemistry and basic mathematics.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Kábelová, B. a kol.: Laboratorní technika II, 1999 -
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through practical laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The laboratory notebook (control of preparation), report sheets, course-unit credit test.
Language of instruction
The goal is to provide students with an overview of basic safety rules work in the chemical laboratory, to acquaint students with basic tasks, teach students to work independently in a chemical laboratory with hazardous substances.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The presence of students at practice is obligatory and is monitored by a tutor. The way how to compensate missed practice lessons will be decided by a tutor depending on the range and content of the missed lessons.
Type of course unit
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Laboratory code and safety measures, legislation. (0 - 2 lessons)
Laboratory notes, laboratory equipment. (3 - 4)
Basic laboratory work - weighing, work with glass, measuring volumes of liquids, preparation and dilution of the solutions. (5 - 8)
Filtration - standard atmospheric pressure, hot filtration, lowered pressure. (9 - 12)
Crystallization, heating, cooling, dehydrating, annealing. (13 - 16)
Decantation, extraction. (17 - 18)
Determination of variables - refracting index, melting point, density, pH. (19 - 20)
Simple tasks - mixture division, substratum cleaning (organic impurities removing,
wet oxid removing). (21 - 26)