CHEM 3401 lab notes

Download and print the following lab experiments.  More will be added throughout the semester. 


Lab 1. Growing crystals of alum    link

Lab 2. Preparation of hexaamminecobalt (III) chloride     link

Lab 3. Properties of hexaamminecobalt (III) chloride       link

Lab 4. Preparation of pentaaminechlorocobalt (III) chloride  link

Lab 5. Preparation of  several transition metal compounds  link

Lab 6. Stability of  transition metal complexes  - handout to be provided

NOTE: Data will be provided for the remaining labs which you can use to write the reports

Lab 7. Preparation of  a zinc complex  link


Lab 8. Analysis of a zinc complex  link


Lab 9. Preparation of mixed metal EDTA complex MgCu[EDTA]   link

Lab 10. Copper Dimethylsulfoxide Complex    link

Download and print the following instructions for instrument use and bring to lab: 
                           Using the IR spectrometer               link
                           Using the UV-Vis spectrometer      link

Links to notes on the background theory for instrumentation (if you've done the Instrumental Analysis course, you will be familiar with these): 

               Introduction to UV-Vis Spectroscopy (for lab)   link

               Introduction to IR Spectroscopy (for lab)            link


Lecture notes: lab techniques (IR, UV-Vis, Conductance)    link


IR of Nujol (for IR measurements)    link

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