Core Laboratory Skills for Chemists 1

Module code: F1006
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module will consolidate the synthesis, isolation, and characterisation of inorganic and organometallic compounds, as well as the theoretical calculations to support experimental evidence.

You’ll perform basic synthetic experiments, using various analytical characterisation techniques to strengthen your knowledge. This will allow you to:

  • develop your understanding of fundamental inorganic concepts
  • gain experience in essential inorganic characterisation techniques
  • implement theoretical calculations to rationalise experimental data.

You’ll keep an appropriately formatted laboratory notebook to record the details of each experiment.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge for writing manuscripts intended to report and consolidate synthetic, measurement, and computational data.
  • Demonstrate skills to correctly interpret spectroscopic results.
  • Use techniques for synthesising air-sensitive compounds and using specialised computational methods for chemical reactions.
  • Demonstrate the application of fundamental inorganic concepts to laboratory experiments and building as well as developing critical thinking skills.