Introductory Chemistry Practical
Module code: CH0062
Chemistry is an experimental science and you'll be taking part in many practical experiments during your undergraduate study.
You may be used to small-scale practicals after having done them during school and college, but transitioning to a university lab environment can be difficult. There's a lot to get to grips with - new equipment, different chemicals, new terminology, more safety procedures, longer experiments and so much more. That's why we've designed this module to ease you into practicals at an undergraduate level.
- The manipulation of simple laboratory equipment and glassware
- Basic synthetic and analytical practical procedures individually safely and following good chemistry laboratory practice.
- The accurate observation and recording of experimental details and results
- Different types of errors that may occur and how to deal with them
- Interpreting experimental data and reporting the findings in a concise written report
- Preparing, separating and purifying compounds using different techniques including recrystallisation, distillation and Thin Layer Chromatography
- Characterising and identifying these compounds using a variety of analytical and spectroscopic methods
- Analytical techniques to determine important thermodynamic, kinetic and spectroscopic properties of systems, solutions and reactions