Course: Chemical Laboratory Techniques

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Course title Chemical Laboratory Techniques
Course code UCH/006
Organizational form of instruction Lesson + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Klementová Šárka, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Content of practices: Safety precautions in laboratory practice. Weighing on analytical scales, working with chemical glassware, esp. with graduated glassware, desiccation of substances, preparation of solution of precise concentrations, acid-base titration with an indicator, usage of micropipettes. Basic chemical calculations Graf construction. Keeping lab records a preparation of final reports.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monitoring, Demonstration, Skills training, Laboratory, Graphic and art activities
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Introductory lab training course designed to repeating and improving the fundamental laboratory skills.
Students acquire skills in the very basic laboratory techniques used in chemical laboratory (weighing, filtration, vacuum filtration, centrifugation, preparing solutions of precise concentrations, acid-base titration with indicator. Students master the fundamentals in preparing final reports on experimental results of laboratory experiments including correct referring to sources of information.
Prerequisites
An introductory course without any requirement for previous laboratory experience. No special knowledge and competences are expected for enrolment to the course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Test, Development of laboratory protocols

To pass the course, all laboratory experiments must be performed, reports of selected experiments must be completed.
Recommended literature
  • Hill R.H., Finster D.C.: Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students. http://books.google.com/books?id=uPIb63NyqXAC&pg=SA6-PA4&dq=Risk+and+safety+-+chemical+laboratory&hl=cs&ei=isUmToHDLcT1-gbCkMnUCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Risk%20and%20safety%20-%20chemical%20laboratory&f=false, staženočervenec 2011..
  • Chemická laboratorní technika - návody k praktiku (Š. Klementová, 2017, PřF JU).
  • Practical chemistry labs: A resource manual. http://books.google.com/books?id=RAIDpod25X4C&pg=PR27&dq=Safety+in+chemical+laboratory+-+a+practical+guide+for+teachers&hl=cs&ei=zsMmToXpH5Cq-gbNrrSFDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false, staženo červenec 2011..
  • Risk and safety: http://www.chem.kuleuven.ac.be/safety/liab13.html (srpen 2005)..
  • Základní zásady chování a práce v chemické laboratoři (Š. Klementová, 2015, PřF JU).


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