C2500 General Chemistry - laboratory course

Faculty of Science
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: graded credit.
doc. Mgr. Marek Nečas, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Světlana Filípková (assistant)
Ing. Alena Pálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jiří Pinkas, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
C2500/01: Mon 12:00–15:50 C10/316, M. Nečas
C2500/02: Mon 12:00–15:50 C10/316, M. Nečas
Basic knowledge of general chemistry. Writing chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, and calculations of solution concentration and mixing.
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
At the end of this course, students should be able to: practise basic laboratory operations (filtration, crystallization, distillation, extraction, sublimation, volumetric methods); use basic methods of determination of physicochemical constants of compounds; apply basic chemistry calculations in laboratory praxis.
  • 1. Introduction, laboratory and equipment, guidelines for lab work and writing reports, safety rules. Pass-requirements. Chemicals. Gas cylinders. Laboratory glassware and ceramics. Metal, plastic, paper. Heating, cooling, stirring. Simple distillation, fractional distillation. 2. Pressure measurements, sources of vacuum. Rectification, vacuum distillation, sublimation, drying, extraction, thin layer chromatography. Measurement, precision, accuracy, significant figures. Gas and liquid volume measurements. Balances and weighing. Density, refractive index, melting point. 3. Glass-blowing exercise, demonstration of glassblower work, work on glassblower burner and Bunsen burner. 4. Filtration, vacuum filtration, distillation, liquid volume measurements, pipette, burette, preparation of a solution with precise concentration, concentration calculations. 5. Vacuum distillation, rectification, Soxhlet extraction, sublimation. Melting point, refractive index. Rotary evaporator. Heating under reflux. 6. Separation of the KAl(SO4)2.12H2O + CuSO4.5H2O + Cr2O3 mixture. 7. Distillation of HCl.
  • Laboratorní technika a cvičení z anorganické chemie. 7. přeprac. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 114 s. ISBN 8021010126. info
Teaching methods
Laboratory course.
Assessment methods
In-term tests to check an understanding of each completed laboratory exercise and related principles and calculations (stoichiometry, concentrations, titrations). Laboratory reports on all exercises. Final written test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Vyučují učitelé anorganické chemie.
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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