Course Review : CH433-Lab

CH433: Physical Chemistry Laboratory

By AKANKSHA GUPTA

&

SHWETA GAIKWAD

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. Amber Jain, Prof. Naresh Patwari, Prof. Kamendra Sharma, Prof. Anindya Dutta

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?

Regular Viva, and a final quiz for the End-sem.

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?

Partial Molar Volume using pycnometer, Activities of solute and solvent by depression in freezing point using calorimeter and Beckmann thermometer, Dielectric constant and dipole moment using capacitor, Determination of rate constant using Eudiometer setup, Vapour pressure at diff temp using Isoteniscope, Rate of saponification by conductance method, Fluorescence quantum field using spectrofluorometer.

How were the Lab experiments for this course?

This was a bit challenging lab as compared to others because handling those apparatus was a tedious job. Before starting the practical, TAs give a brief intro about the apparatus and the experiment which also included how to carefully handle the apparatus, etc. All the instructors and TAs were quite supportive and attentive. Regular Viva during each experiment kept us updated about why and what we are doing in the lab.

How were the Exams for this course?

Quizzes were conducted. 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 with proper diagrams 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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