Practical Training in Inorganic Chemistry
- Department of Nuclear Chemistry
Basic practical course dealing with synthesis and characterization of inorganic
compounds. Students get practical training in syntheses of inorganic compounds by acid-
base and oxidation-reduction reactions, complex formation reactions and
reactions in melt.
Knowledge of general chemistry on the level of a completed basic university course.
- Syllabus of lectures:
- Syllabus of tutorials:
1. Introduction. An overview of the common laboratory equipment. Ground glassware and its usage. Working with glass.
2. Calculations in chemistry. Concentrations, chemical equations, preparation and mixing of solutions.
3. Safety regulations in chemical laboratories. An overview of risks in labs. First aid after accident in laboratory.
4. Acid-base reactions. Preparation of salts of common inorganic acids in aqueous solutions. Synthesis of salts of polybasic acids. Iso- and hetero-polyacids and salts.
5. Oxidation-reduction reactions. Preparation of elements and compounds containing ions in unusually high or low oxidation states.
6. Complex forming reactions. Synthesis of complex compounds of transition metal elements. Mono- and poly-dentate ligands. Common organic ligands in inorganic complexes.
7. Preparation of elements and compounds at high temperature. Modern inorganic materials for material sciences and physical applications. Low melting alloys.
8. Syntheses in non-aqueous solvents. Preparation of materials in non-aqueous solvents. Differences in the course of chemical reactions in non-aqueous solvents.
In parts 4-8 students also get experience in isolation of inorganic compounds.
9. Lab reports, publication of results.
- Study Objective:
The laboratory practice in inorganic chemistry provides the students with the knowledge from the field of synthesi and characterisation of inorganic compounds.
The students will acquire competence to perform independenty synthetic works in inorganic chemistry and to characterise the respektive compounds.
- Study materials:
1. Rohovec J.: Textbook of inorganic chemistry, Charles? University Publishing House, Prague 2003 (in Czech)
1. Podlaha J., Podlahová J.: Laboratory excercise in preparative inorganic chemistry, Charles? University Publishing House, Prague 1993 (in Czech)
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: