Laboratory course introducing to modern experimental methods in physical chemistry. Techniques include several types of spectroscopy such as FT-IR, UV-Vis absorption, fluorescence, mass spectrometry, electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance, together with measurements and analysis of rate constants, radiation measurements, and conductivity measurements of superconductive material.
This course is aiming to allow the students to understand how modern techniques work in experiments on physical chemistry.
By the end of this course, students will:
1. Understand how modern techniques work in experiments on physical chemistry.
2. Develop the skills of technical report writing.
3. Have developed communication and presentation skills in science.
laboratory course physical chemistry
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The course provides training in basic physical chemistry laboratory techniques. Students will undertake standard experiments, each of which includes discussions on the experimental results and analysis.
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Class 1 | Molecular photoabsorption spectra - FT-IR | Understand the basic concepts of measurements and analysis of FT-IR |
Class 2 | Molecular photoabsorption spectra - UV-VIS spectra | Understand the basic concepts of measurements and analysis of UV-VIS photoabsorption |
Class 3 | Mass spectroscopy - TOF mass spectrometer | Understand the basic concepts of measurements and analysis of TOF mass spectrometer |
Class 4 | Mass spectroscopy - Q-mass spectrometer | Understand the basic concepts of measurements and analysis Q-mass spectrometer |
Class 5 | Superconductivity - sample preparation | Understand the basic concepts of measurements and analysis of conductivity |
Class 6 | Superconductivity - conductivity measurement | Understand the basic concepts of measurements and analysis of conductivity |
Class 7 | Radiation measurement - detector | Understand the basic concepts of detection of radiation |
Class 8 | Radiation measurement - absolute measurement of radioactivity | Understand the basic concepts of radiation measurements |
Class 9 | dipole moment - measurement | Understand the dipole polarizability of molecules through the measurements of permittivity |
Class 10 | dipole moment - analysis | Understand the dipole polarizability of molecules through the measurements of permittivity |
Class 11 | Surface area measurement - measurement | Understand the measurements of surface area |
Class 12 | Surface area measurement - analysis | Understand the measurements of surface area |
Class 13 | Introduction to computation - basic concepts | Understand the basic concepts of solving equations by computation |
Class 14 | Introduction to computation - solving rate equation | Understand the basic concepts of solving equations by computation |
Class 15 | Discussion | Discussion |
Instruction manuals and course materials are provided during class.
Physical Chemistry 8/e (Oxford University Press)
Full attendance and completion of all experiments are compulsory.
Students will be assessed on their understanding and commitment of each experiments, discussion and reports.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.
Tomoaki Nishino (tnishino[at]chem.titech.ac.jp)