Laboratory course focusing on the basic techniques in experimental physical chemistry.
Through the experiential learning together with the discussions and making reports for each coursework, students will also develop practical skills that are essential to become successful researchers.
By the end of this course, students will:
1. Have acquired the basic concepts and techniques in experiments on physical chemistry.
2. Become aware of the technical report writing.
3. Have developed communication and presentation skills.
laboratory course physical chemistry
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Error analysis in the experiment||Basic concepts on error analysis|
|Class 2||Spectroscopy - Principles||Basic concepts on spectroscopy|
|Class 3||Spectroscopy - Measurements||Basic concepts on spectroscopy|
|Class 4||Spectroscopy - Analysis and discussion||Basic concepts on spectroscopy|
|Class 5||Vapor pressure - Principles||Basic concepts on phase transition|
|Class 6||Vapor pressure - Measurements||Basic concepts on phase transition|
|Class 7||Vapor pressure - Analysis and discussion||Basic concepts on phase transition|
|Class 8||Fricke dosimeter - Radiation and dose||Basic concepts on radiation and dose|
|Class 9||Fricke dosimeter - Measurements||Basic concepts on radiation and dose|
|Class 10||Fricke dosimeter - Analysis and discussion||Basic concepts on radiation and dose|
|Class 11||Clock reaction - Reaction rate||Basic concepts on reaction kinetics|
|Class 12||Clock reaction - Analysis and discussion||Basic concepts on reaction kinetics|
|Class 13||Polarization of light - Measurements of polarization||Basic concepts on light and polarization|
|Class 14||Polarization of light - Analysis and discussion||Basic concepts on light and polarization|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 50 minutes preparing for class and another 50 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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)