Course Review : CH415-Lab

CH415: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II

BY SHWETA GAIKWAD

&

AKANKSHA GUPTA

Disclaimer:The content of this page are opinions expressed by individual students. The information provided is for guidance purposes. Use the information at your own risk.

Credits

4

During which semester & year you took the course ?

Autumn Semester 2019

Course Evaluator

Prof. Maheswaran S., Prof.Murugavel

What grade was awarded to you?

AA

Course Difficulty (On a scale of 1 to 5)

3

Comment on the grading done by the professor in your opinion?

Grading is fairly lenient, helps you to analyze your efforts in the course.

What was the Attendance Policy?

Compulsory for each experiment. If someone is not able to perform an experiment on the assigned date, then he/she have to complete it in the make-up lab provided they have genuine reasons to skip the originally scheduled experiment.

Pre-Requisites?

None, but pure curiosity

This Course evaluation comprises of?

Quiz for the End-Sem evaluation

You will be monitored during each experiment. The way you do the experiment and handle the apparatus affect your grades. Each experiment have a certain weightage and the final quiz for 20-30 marks and Viva for 5 marks was taken.

What are the topics covered in the course?

Simultaneous Spectroscopic determination, Separation techniques (Chloride extraction, Cation Exchange column, Paper Chromatography), Determination of different ions in Wood’s Metal, Synthesis of a complex.

How were the Lab experiments for this course?

It took a little bit of time to get used to the environment and once that was done, the lab was chill and easy to follow. Before the experiment, instructions were given about the procedure and the apparatus. We studied so many new separation techniques and results were quite enthralling .

How were the Exams for this course?

Quiz was conducted at the end. It required the basic understanding of concepts and their applications. Each and every experiment should be read thoroughly.

How are the Assignments & Projects for this course?

There were no such assignments and projects. Only the journals need to be completed and submitted before the next experiment.

Any tips for the junta to perform well in the course?

Be sure, you know the experiments very well and have background information before you enter the lab. Take note of each and every step and the explanations provided by the TAs. These whats and whys will be very helpful during the exams and you can easily score decent grades.

References used in this course:

There is no particular reference. A lab manual will be provided and different references will be mentioned after each experiment

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