SPGS 010 : Preparation of Solutions

SPGS 010 : Preparation of Solutions

  • course description:

    This course is designed to provide basic knowledge of preparation, standardization and dilution of solutions to reduce the wastage of chemicals and valuable laboratory preparation time.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Use significant figures and apply common chemical units.
    - Aware of the proper use and importance of measurement statistics.
    - Define and correctly use the terms solute, solvent, solution, aqueous and standard solution, concentration.
    - Preparation and calculation of the concentration solutions in terms of molarity, molality, normality and percent solution.
    - Prepare a stock solution and dilution using different dilution methods.
    - Predict the solubility of different types of solutes and solvents, given the chemical properties of those compounds.
    - Explain the dynamics of solutions using the concepts of equilibrium constant, solubility product, and common ion effect.

  • Course outlines:

    - Uncertainty and units in measurements.
    - Definition and correctly use of the terms: solute, solvent, solution, aqueous solution, mole, molar, dilution series, parallel dilution, and serial dilution.
    - Basic concepts of preparing solutions (molarity, percent solutions, conversion between percent solutions and molarity).
    - Preparation of standard, stock and dilute solutions.
    - Different ways to express the concentration of solution and dilution law, Concepts of equilibrium constant, solubility, solubility product, and common ion effect.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Measurements skills and use of analytical balance.
    - Preparation of solutions.
    - Standardization of solutions.
    - Dilution of solutions.

  • who should attend?

    - Chemists.
    - Lab technicians.
    - Analytical chemists.
    - Chemical Engineers.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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