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535-1001-00L  Laboratory Course General Chemistry (for Biology and Pharmacy)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersR. O. Kissner, K.‑H. Altmann, J. Hall, D. Neri, G. Schneider, M. D. Wörle
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentInformation about the practical course will be given on the first day.


AbstractIntroduction to the practical work in a chemistry laboratory. The most important manipulations and techniques are treated, as well as the 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 real-world chemical processes.
- Keeping of a reliable laboratory journal.
Content- Simple chemical methods and calculations.
- Separation techniques.
- Physical measurements: mass, volume, pH, optical spectra.
- 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.

PDF files available at
http://acac1.ethz.ch/praktikum/docs.html
LiteratureBasic Concepts of Chemistry, International Student Version, 8th Edition, Leo J. Malone, Theodore Dolter
Wiley

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.