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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory IB

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Course ID: 1200-1CHN1BL5 Erasmus code / ISCED: 13.3 / (0531) Chemistry
Course title: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory IB Name in Polish: Chemia nieorganiczna IB - laboratorium
Department: Faculty of Chemistry
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego - zamienniki dla studentów 5-go semestru (S1-CH)
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 6.00
Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

Basic knowledge of the properties of the matter and its transformation laws. Basic knowledge of the properties of the main group elements based on the Periodic Table and structures of simple inorganic compounds

Short description:

Expanded laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry I B, in frame of this course the students prepare pure inorganic compounds of various types and investigate their chemical-physical properties using different methods.

Full description:

The laboratory experiments illustrate and supplement the problems presented in Inorganic Chemistry I B Lecture. They encompass the following problems of inorganic chemistry: properties of the: halogens, oxygene group elements, transition metal elements, coordination compounds, non-stoichiometric and multicenter inorganic compounds, metallocenes, metal-metal oxides systems, intercalation, Broensted and Lewis acid-basic concept, ions solvation, crystal field theory and molecular orbital theory. During the experimental work the students synthesize pure inorganic compounds and investigate their properties using the following methods: UV-VIS and IR spectroscopy, NMR, pH-metry and potentiometry and other electrochemical methods.

Student must devote to organized activities over 90 h, to preparation for tests 22 - 30 h, and 10 -15 h to write the reports.


1. A.Bielański, Principles of Inorganic Chemistry (In Polish), PWN Warsaw, 2004.

2. F.A.Cotton, G.Wilkinson, P.L.Gaus, Inorganic Chemistry (Polish edition), PWN Warszawa, 1998.

3. Greenwood and Earnshow, Chemistry of the Elements, Pergamon Press 2-edn, Oxford 1985.

4. P.A. Cox, Inorganic Chemistry (Polish edition), PWN, Warsaw, 2004.

5. A. F. Wells, Structural Inorganic Chemistry (Polish edition), WNT Warsaw 1993.

6. P.W. Atkins, Physical Chemistry (Polish edition), PWN, Warsaw, 2001.

7. J. Minczewski, Z. Marczenko, Analytical Chemistry (in Polish), vol. 1-3, PWN, 2009,

8. A. Cygański, Principles of Electroanalytical Methods (in Polish), WNT, Warszawa, 1999.

9. Exercises of Inorganic Chemistry (in Polish), Script ed.. Warsaw University, 1986.

10. Script, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry I, accessible on the

11. G.G.Schlessinger, Inorganic Laboratory Preparation , Chemical Publishing CO. New York, 1962.

12. Materials available at supervisor office.

13. S. F. A. Kettle, Physical Inorganic Chemistry (Polish edition), PWN 1999.

14. N. B. Hannay, Solid State Chemistry (Polish edition), PWN Warsaw 1972.

15. C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics (Polish edition), PWN Warsaw1960.

16. W.Kołos, J. Sadlej, Atom and Molecule (in Polish), WNT Warsaw1998.

17. A.Ejchart, A.Gryff-Keller, NMR in Liquids. Frame work and Methodology (in Polish), OWPW, Warsaw, 2004.

18. P J.A.Iggo, „NMR: Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 2004.

19. P.J.Hore,Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Oxford, 2001.

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21. .dr Mark Pękała, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Warsaw, 1981.

22. M. Krygowski, J.B. Czermiński, Wiadomości Chem., 32 (1978) 259-282: 597-611.

23. W. Libuś, Z. Libuś, Electrochemistry (in Polish) PWN, Warsaw, 1987.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge: Student will know:

• fundamental components of matter and their properties as well as properties of chemical elements under the law of periodicity,..

• fundamental chemical principles and nomenclature, notation and course of chemical reactions and their essential mathematical concepts,

• methods and techniques of instrumental analysis,

• fundamentals of the inorganic chemistry including properties of chemical elements and their compounds with a special consideration of the coordination compounds,

• and understand the basic implications for the course of chemical changes resulting from the laws of thermodynamics, and issues related to chemical equilibrium with the appropriate mathematical apparatus,

• and understand theoretical basis of different molecular spectroscopies and know their application,

• fundamental aspects of construction and functioning of modern research instruments used in the scientific investigations in chemistry,

• fundamental rules of safety and health work sufficient to carry on laboratory work.

Competences: student will be able to:

• apply chemical laws in selected chemical problems,

• use the statistical and analytical mathematical methods for verification of experimental data in chemical experiments,

• carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis of inorganic substances, and use the selected instrumental analysis techniques for the analysis of inorganic substances

• solve theoretical problems, and plan and perform simple experimental research in the field of electrochemistry, interfacial phenomena, and transport processes,

• analyze problems related to inorganic chemistry, including the problems of the geometric and electronic structure of molecules. Can describe and explain the basic types of chemical reactions and their mechanisms,

• to analyze the data using information technology

• use the selected measuring apparatus,

• present his findings in a paper / presentation that contains a description and justification for the work, adopted the methodology, results and their significance in comparison with other similar studies,

• learn independently and develop their professional skills using a variety of sources (written and electronic) including in the foreign language,

Student has the ability to plan and carry out basic research, experiences and observations in the field of chemistry, and critical assessment of the results and discussion of the errors of measurement.

Social competences: Student:

• can work in a team and is aware of the responsibility for jointly executed tasks related to teamwork,

• has the ability to self-organization and team work within the framework of the common tasks and projects and critically evaluates its progress,

• knows and understands the need for continuous training opportunities. Can independently search the literature, also in foreign languages,

• undertakes and initiates simple research.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Permanent evaluation (current preparation for experiments, activity in the laboratory and exercise report). At the beginning of the laboratory student have to pass a test, later he should be carry out experiments and interpret and discuss the obtained experimental data. Finally he has to give the written reports to the supervisor.

In the case of some exercises students prepare a report from the English language article.

Practical placement:

No available

Classes in period "Winter semester 2020/21" (past)

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
Choosen plan division:

see course schedule
Type of class: Lab, 90 hours more information
Coordinators: Adam Lewera
Group instructors: Beata Dembińska, Piotr Garbacz, Cezary Gumiński, Rafał Jurczakowski, Klaudia Kaniewska, Marcin Karbarz, Paweł Kulesza, Adam Lewera, Włodzimierz Makulski, Kamil Marcisz, Dorota Matyszewska, Marcin Pałys, Piotr Połczyński, Sławomir Sęk, Magdalena Skunik-Nuckowska, Krzysztof Stolarczyk, Olga Święch, Agnieszka Więckowska, Sylwia Żołądek
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