NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: Inorganic Chemistry Practical
COURSE CODE: SCI2011
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: PM DR CHE WAN ZANARIAH CHE WAN NGAH
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This subject prepared students to the real world of chemical industrial practice which is important knowledge in the competitive industrial application.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM III/ YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON-FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

0

T

0

P

21

O

19

L + T + P + O = 40 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 1
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: This module aims to:

  1. Allow students the chance to apply in practical laboratory experiment concepts previously presented in the inorganic chemistry lecture course.
  2. Familiarize students with instruments and techniques used to determine inorganic chemicals behavior.
  3. Give students confidence in their ability to measure, manipulate and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  1. Select and assemble basic apparatus for experimental inorganic chemistry. (LO2 – P4, C4)
  2. Analyze experimental results and explain reasonable conclusions. (LO3 – C4, CTPS3)
  3. Work in a team to display practical skills, knowledge on materials, techniques and instrumentation; for better understanding of theories. (LO5 – P4, TS3)
  4. Construct scientific report in professional manner. (LO6 – P4, EM2)
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good team work, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through practical sessions
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of demonstration and hands-on laboratory practical, group work and report writing using authentic materials.

Assessment strategy:

  1. Formative
  2. Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course is an exposure to a several laboratory experiments related to an inorganic chemistry. Emphasis is on the basic skills of titrimetry and gravimetric determination of nickel. Next, the course extents to the synthesis of acid sodium salt and determination of valencies of vanadium. The studies of the absorption spectrum of copper (II) complexes and the analysis of potassium cis-diaquadioxalatochromate(III) dehydrate will also be introduced. Finally, students will be exposed to the nitration of tris(acetylacetonato)cobalt(III).
MODE OF DELIVERY: Practical sessions
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage
  • Psychomotor
  • Cognitive and affective
  • Cognitive
20%
50%
30%
B. Final Examination (0%)
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Jeffery, G.H., Basset, J., Mendham, J., and Denney, R.C. (1989) Vogel’sTextbook  Of Quantitative Chemical Analysis 5th ed. Ebook
  2. Norris, J.F and Mark, K.L (1922) Laboratory Exercise In Inorganic Chemistry. Isted. Ebook
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE