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Laboratorial Techniques in Chemistry

Code 12154
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(45H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Chemistry
Entry requirements -
Learning outcomes This curricular unit aims to:
1. Develop practical knowled ge on various laboratory techniques in chemistry, as well as the further treatment of the
2. Filling weaknesses of students on some chemical laboratory techniques.
Syllabus Theoretical fou ndations of various processes involving several chemical laboratory techniques, practical execution
and treatment of results:
1. Standardization of solutions;
2. Isolation and purification of reagents using various unit operations: Distillation; extraction; chromatography;
Precipitation and crystallization; filtration; drying;
3. Identification of chemical elements in samples of salts using flame test;
4. Determination of the relative density of metals;
5. Evaluation of the miscibility of liquids;
6. Study of the effect of light on silver chl oride;
7. A copper cycle - regeneration of metal;
8. Construction of an electrochemical cell for energy production;
9. The color and the quantitative composition of solutions with tra nsition metal -spectrophotometric determinations of
metallic ions;
10. Titrations and operation of a buffer system;
11. Determination of enthalpies of reaction;
12. Production of biodiesel from burned coo king oil;
13. Synthesis of polymers.
Main Bibliography Heinz G. O. Becker, Werner Berger, Günter Domschke, Egon Fanghänel, Jürgen Faust, Mechthild Fischer, Frithjof
Gentz, Karl Gewald, Reiner Gluch, Roland Mayer, Klaus Müller, Dietrich Pavel, Hermann Schmidt, Karl Schollberg,
Klaus Schwetlick, Erika Seiler & Günter Zeppenfeld (1993). Organikum - química orgânica experimental, 2.ª ed. Lisboa:
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Ray Q. Brewster, Calvin Anthony Vanderwerf & William Edwin McEwen (1974). Curso de química orgánica
experimental, 2.ª ed. Madrid: Alhambra Editora.
Armando José Latourrette de Oliveira Pombeiro (1998). Técnicas e operações unitárias em química laboratorial”, 3.ª
ed. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
José Artur Martinho Simões, Miguel Augusto Rico Botas Castanho, Isabel Macedo Santos Lampreia, Fernando José
Vieira dos Santos, Carlos Alberto Nieto de Castro, Maria de Fátima Norberto, Maria Teresa Pamplona, Maria de Lurdes
Mira & Maria Margarida Meireles (2000). Guia do laboratório de química e bioquímica. Lisboa: Lidel.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-06-06

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