Laboratory Science 2
Module code: NS2023
Module co-ordinator: Dr Cheryl Hurkett
This module will provide you with the skills, competencies and attitudes necessary to complete your Research Project during your degree and for a future career in science in a laboratory setting.
The location and duration varies according to the practical needs of each experimental set-up. In general, you will be assigned a 4-hour session to complete the practical elements of each experiment as well as preliminary data analysis.
You are also expected to spend a small additional amount of time outside of the lab session finalising your analysis and write up of the experiment.
- Measurement of viscosity of a fluid
- X-ray fluorescence
- Modes of vibration
- Electric fields
- Phase equilibrium
- Thermodynamics of a dissociation reaction
- Rate of hydrolysis of 2-Methyl-2-Chloropropane
- Thermodynamic parameters from electrochemical measurements
- Activation energy for the reaction between HI and H₂O₂
- Esterification and distillation: Preparation, purification and analysis of Butyl Ethanoate
- DNA analysis
- Muscle fibre identification
- Metabolic rate and energy consumption
- Enzyme kinetics
- Molecular genetics
- 18 four-hour lab sessions
- Formal Lab Reports (30%)
- Experimental Summaries (70%)