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Practical Inorganic Chemistry (b)

Class at Faculty of Science |


1. Introduction.

2. An overview of the common laboratory equipment. Ground glassware and its usage. Working with glass.

3. Safety regulations in chemical laboratories. An overview of risks in labs. First aid after accident in laboratory.

4. Acid-base reactions. Preparation of salts of common inorganic acids in aqueous solutions. Synthesis of salts of polybasic acids.

5. Oxidation-reduction reactions. Preparation of elements and compounds containing ions in various oxidation states.

6. Complex forming reactions. Synthesis of complex compounds of transition metal elements. Mono- and poly-dentate ligands. Common organic ligands in inorganic complexes.

7. Preparation of elements and compounds at high temperature.

8. Instrumental methods of isolation and characterisation in inorganic chemistry research.

9. Lab reports, publication of results.


Basic practical course dealing with synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds. Students get training in syntheses of inorganic compounds by acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, complex formation reactions, reactions in melt and selected instrumental methods of separation and characterization of inorganic compounds.