KEMA220 Laboratory Work in Inorganic Chemistry (4 cr)
The first part of the course consists of qualitative analysis as well as simple inorganic synthesis to introduce a number of basic analytical and characterization methods. The second part (research projects) demonstrates the process involved with modern synthetic research including
- literature survey and writing a research plan,
- conducting the research in the lab, and
- reporting the results (written report and group seminar presentation).
Working life skills:
- In addition to basic synthetic techniques in inorganic chemistry, the student knows the fundamentals of planning, implementation and reporting the results of research project.
- Reporting: research plan, seminar presentation and written report.
- Interaction skills: working in small groups, pairs and independently.
- Presentation skills: seminar presentation in pairs
Description of prerequisites
KEMA200 Introduction to Laboratory Work, KEMP1110 The World of Molecules and KEMP1120 Chemical Equilibrium and Energy (or KEMP111 and KEMP112 Basics of Chemistry 1 and 2) or equivalent knowledge.
KEMA220 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Excercises -instructions manual (pdf-file available through web).
Teaching (4 cr)
The course is comprised of two sections, in which the first part is performed on reserved group times (2×4 hours per week for 7 weeks) and the second stage involves a research project conducted in pairs.