C2100 Inorganic Chemistry - laboratory course

Faculty of Science
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/0/7. 7 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: graded credit. Other types of completion: z (credit).
RNDr. Miloš Černík, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Alena Pálková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
C2100/01: Mon 13:00–19:50 C10/312, M. Černík
C2100/02: Tue 7:00–13:50 C10/312, A. Pálková
C2100/03: Wed 13:00–19:50 C10/312, A. Pálková
c1620 General and Inorg.Chem.-lab. || c1080 General Chemistry-lab.course
Basic knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry. Writing chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, and calculations of solution concentration and mixing will be used extensively.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Basic laboratory course in inorganic preparative chemistry. Covers syntheses, properties and structures of simple inorganic compounds, such as oxides, halides and other salts, acids and their functional derivatives, and complexes. At the end of the course students should be able to explain the principles that underpin selected synthetic processes, and why special techniques are required for their preparation.
  • 1. Introduction, safety rules, laboratory notebook, worked example of experiment calculations. Potassium hydrogen sulfate. Alkalimetric titration.

    2. Preparative route selection criteria. Solubility. Precipitation reactions. Iron(II) sulfate.

    3. Synthetic routes to oxides. Copper(II) sulfate. Copper(I) iodide. Mohr's salt.

    4.. Synthetic routes to oxides and hydroxides. Orthoboric acid. Tin(IV) iodide.

    5. Synthetic routes to acids. Chromium(III) oxide. Potassium chromate. Purity assessment of Mohr's salt.

    6. Synthetic routes to acids. Hexaaquacobalt(II) chloride. Purity assessment of potassium chromate.

    7. Synthetic routek to salts. Hexaamminecobalt(III) chloride. Pentaammine-chlorocobalt(III) chloride. Potassium tetraperoxochromate(V).

    8. Synthetic routes to salts. Metal acetylacetonate complexes. Thin-layer chromatography.

    9. Synthetic routes to halides. Calcium tungstate. Crystal structures of basic inorganic compounds.

    10. Synthetic routes to halides. Potassium chlorate. Pentaammine-nitritocobalt(III) chloride. Pentaammine-nitrocobalt(III) chloride.

    11. Synthetic routes to coordination compounds. Boric oxide. Trimethylborate. Amonnium tetrathiomolybdate(VI).

    12. Potassium disulfate. Potassium methylsulfate. Vacuum sublimation of tin(IV) iodide.

    13. Bismuth(III) oxide. Bismut. Thermite reaction.

    14. Potassium peroxydisulfate. Iodometric titration. Alkalimetric titration.

  • Masarykova univerzita. Přírodovědecká fakulta. Návody ke cvičení z anorganické chemie. Brno, Masarykova univerzita, 2006, 80 s.
  • KLIKORKA, Jiří. Úvod do preparativní anorganické chemie. 3. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1974. 373 s. info
  • TANAKA, John and Steven L. SUIB. Experimental Methods in Inorganic Chemistry. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999. 393 pp. ISBN 0-13-841909-4. info
Teaching methods
Laboratory course covers preparations of selected inorganic compounds and keeping of the lab notebook. Laboratory course runs on a weekly basis. In the first part of the class period, a general topic of the preparation of some basic class of inorganic comounds is discussed. Regular tests of students knowledge by short written tests are carried out at the beginning of the class. Students are required to present all equations, calculations, and procedure schemes in their laboratory notebooks before the class onset. Missed classes must be made up by the end of semester.
Assessment methods
The course is completed by graded credits. Quality of laboratory notebook, yields of syntheses, and purity of products are evaluated and graded. Regular tests of students knowledge by short written tests and questions.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009.
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